2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 27 - HIGHWAYS
Section 27:1B-10 - Covenants with holders of bonds, notes or other obligations.
27:1B-10 Covenants with holders of bonds, notes or other obligations.
10.In any resolution of the authority authorizing or relating to the issuance of any bonds, notes or other obligations or in any indenture securing the bonds, notes or other obligations, the authority, in order to secure the payment of the bonds, notes or other obligations and in addition to its other powers, shall have the power by provisions therein, which shall constitute covenants by the authority and contracts with the holders of the bonds, notes or other obligations, provided that in any such resolution authorizing the issuance of transportation program bonds or in any indenture or agreement securing such transportation program bonds, the payment of such transportation program bonds or any agreement securing such transportation program bonds shall be made solely from revenues dedicated pursuant to the New Jersey Constitution, Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 4, and deposited into the "Transportation Trust Fund Account - Subaccount for Debt Service for Transportation Program Bonds":
a.To pledge all or any part of its revenues or receipts to which its right then exists or may thereafter come into existence and other moneys or funds as the authority shall determine and the moneys derived therefrom, and the proceeds of any bonds, notes or other obligations;
b.To pledge any agreement, including, without limitation, the contract or contracts referred to in section 23 of the act; contracts with the toll road authorities or other State agencies, except that any contracts with the toll road authorities or other State agencies may not be pledged to the payment of the transportation program bonds or to any agreement securing such transportation program bonds; and any grant, contract, or agreement with the federal government or the revenues or payments thereunder and the proceeds thereof;
c.To covenant against pledging all or any part of its revenues or receipts or its agreements and the revenues derived thereunder or the proceeds thereof and other moneys or funds as the authority shall determine and the moneys derived therefrom or against permitting or suffering any lien on any of the foregoing;
d.To covenant with respect to limitations on any right to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any property of any kind;
e.To covenant as to any bonds, notes and other obligations to be issued and the limitations thereof and the terms and conditions thereof and as to the custody, application, investment, and disposition of the proceeds thereof;
f.To covenant as to the issuance of additional bonds, or notes or other obligations or as to limitations on the issuance of additional bonds, notes or other obligations and on the incurring of other debts by it;
g.To covenant as to the payment of the principal of or interest on the bonds, notes, or other obligations, as to the sources and methods of payment, as to the rank or priority of any bonds, notes or obligations with respect to any lien or security or as to the acceleration of the maturity of any bonds, notes or obligations;
h.To provide for the replacement of lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated bonds, notes or other obligations;
i.To covenant against extending the time for the payment of bonds, notes or other obligations or interest thereon;
j.To covenant as to the redemption of bonds, notes or other obligations and privileges of exchange thereof for other bonds, notes or other obligations of the authority;
k.Subject to the rights and security interests of the holders from time to time of bonds, notes or other obligations heretofore or hereafter issued by each of the toll road authorities or other State agencies, to covenant as to the enforcement of any term in any agreement entered into pursuant to the act, to which the authority is a party or an assignee, fixing amounts of funds of the toll road authorities or other State agencies to be paid over to and received by the authority in each year or other period of time, including any term concerning the fixing of tolls and other charges by the toll road authorities or other State agencies, at rates as shall be necessary to provide the amounts of funds;
l.To covenant to create or authorize the creation of special funds or moneys to be held in pledge or otherwise for payment or redemption of bonds, notes, or other obligations, reserves or other purposes and as to the use, investment, and disposition of the moneys held in the funds;
m.To establish the procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract or covenant with or for the benefit of the holders of bonds, notes or other obligations may be amended or abrogated, the amount of bonds, notes or other obligations the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which the consent may be given;
n.To provide for the release of property, agreements, or revenues and receipts from any pledge and to reserve rights and powers in, or the right to dispose of, property which is subject to a pledge;
o.To provide for the rights and liabilities, powers and duties arising upon the breach of any covenant, condition or obligation and to prescribe the events of default and the terms and conditions upon which any or all of the bonds, notes or other obligations of the authority shall become or may be declared due and payable before maturity and the terms and conditions upon which any declaration and its consequences may be waived;
p.To vest in a trustee or trustees within or without the State such property, rights, powers and duties in trust as the authority may determine, and to limit the rights, duties and powers of such trustee;
q.To execute all bills of sale, conveyances, deeds of trust and other instruments necessary or convenient in the exercise of its powers or in the performance of its covenants or duties;
r.To pay the costs or expenses incident to the enforcement of the bonds, notes or other obligations or of the provisions of the resolution or of any covenant or agreement of the authority with the holders of its bonds, notes or other obligations;
s.To limit the rights of the holders of any bonds, notes or other obligations to enforce any pledge or covenant securing the bonds, notes or other obligations; and
t.To make covenants, in addition to the covenants herein expressly authorized, of like or different character, and to make covenants to do or refrain from doing acts and things as may be necessary, or convenient and desirable, in order to better secure bonds, notes or other obligations or which in the absolute discretion of the authority will tend to make bonds, notes or other obligations more marketable, notwithstanding that the covenants, acts or things may not be enumerated herein.
L.1984, c.73, s.10; amended 2012, c.13, s.4.
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