2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 27 - HIGHWAYS
Section 27:1B-6 - Powers of authority
27:1B-6. Powers of authority
6.In addition to all other powers granted to the authority in the act, the authority shall have power:
a.To sue and be sued;
b.To have an official seal and alter the same at its pleasure;
c.To make and alter bylaws for its organization and internal management and rules and regulations for the conduct of its affairs and business;
d.To maintain an office at a place or places within the State as it may determine;
e.To acquire, hold, use and dispose of its income, revenues, funds and moneys;
f.To acquire, own, lease as lessee or lessor, hold, use, sell, transfer, and dispose of real or personal property for its purposes;
g.To borrow money and to issue its bonds, notes or other obligations and to secure the same by its revenues or other funds and otherwise to provide for and secure the payment thereof and to provide for the rights of the holders thereof and to provide for the refunding thereof, all as provided in the act;
h.To issue subordinated indebtedness and to enter into any revolving credit agreement, agreement establishing a line of credit or letter of credit, reimbursement agreement, interest rate exchange agreement, insurance contract, surety bond, commitment to purchase or sell bonds, purchase or sale agreement, or commitments or other contracts or agreements, and other security agreements as approved by the authority in connection with the issuance of bonds or notes;
i.In its own name, in the name of the New Jersey Transit Corporation or in the name of the State, to apply for and receive and accept appropriations or grants of property, money, services or reimbursements for money previously spent and other assistance offered or made available to it by or from any person, government agency, public authority or any public and private entity whatever for any lawful corporate purpose of the authority, including, without limitation, grants, appropriations or reimbursements from the State or federal government with respect to their respective shares under federal aid highway laws of the costs of planning, acquisition, engineering, construction, reconstruction, repair, resurfacing and rehabilitation of public highways or the costs of planning, acquisition, engineering, construction, reconstruction, repair, permitted maintenance and rehabilitation of public transportation projects and other transportation projects in the State and the authority's operating expenses and to apply and negotiate for the same upon such terms and conditions as may be required by any person, government agency, authority or entity or as the authority may determine to be necessary, convenient or desirable;
j.Subject to any agreement with the holders of bonds, notes or other obligations, to invest moneys of the authority not required for immediate use, including proceeds from the sale of any bonds, notes or other obligations, in obligations, securities and other investments as the authority shall deem prudent;
k.Subject to any agreements with holders of bonds, notes or other obligations, to purchase bonds, notes or other obligations of the authority out of any funds or moneys of the authority available therefor, and to hold, cancel or resell the bonds, notes or other obligations;
l.For its sole purpose as established in section 5 of this act, to appoint and employ an executive director and such additional officers, who need not be members of the authority and such other personnel and staff as it may require, at an annual expense not to exceed $100,000.00, all without regard to the provisions of Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes;
m.To do and perform any acts and things authorized by the act under, through, or by means of its officers, agents or employees or by contract with any person, firm or corporation or any public body;
n.To procure insurance against any losses in connection with its property, operations, assets or obligations in amounts and from insurers as it deems desirable;
o.To make and enter into any and all contracts and agreements which the authority determines are necessary, incidental, convenient or desirable to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under the act; and
p.To do any and all things necessary, convenient or desirable to carry out its purposes and exercise the powers given and granted in the act.
L.1984,c.73,s.6; amended 1991, c.40, s.4; 1995, c.108, s.3; 2000, c.73, s.17.
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