2020 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 9 - Transportation of Freight and Passengers Generally
Article 9 - Georgia Rail Passenger Authority Law
§ 46-9-280. Exemption of Authority From Taxes or Assessments

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-9-280 (2020)

The authority is created for nonprofit and public purposes; and it is found, determined, and declared that the creation of the authority and the carrying out of its corporate purpose is in all respects for the benefit of the people of the state, that the authority is an institution of purely public charity and will be performing an essential governmental function in the exercise of the powers conferred upon it by this article, and for such reasons the state covenants with the holders from time to time of the bonds, notes, and other obligations issued hereunder that the authority shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments imposed by the state or any of its counties, municipal corporations, political subdivisions, or taxing districts upon any property acquired by the authority or under its jurisdiction, control, possession, or supervision or leased by it to others or upon its activities in the operation or maintenance of any such property or on any income derived by the authority in the form of fees, recording fees, rentals, charges, purchase price, installments, or otherwise, and that the bonds, notes, and other obligations of the authority, their transfer, and the income therefrom shall at all times be exempt from taxation within the state.

(Code 1981, §46-9-280, enacted by Ga. L. 1985, p. 1283, § 1.)

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