2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:71A-8 - General powers of the authority.
18A:71A-8 General powers of the authority.
18A:71A-8. General Powers of the Authority.
The authority shall have the power to:
a. adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;
b. maintain an office at such place or places within the State as it may designate;
c. adopt an official seal and alter the same at pleasure;
d. sue and be sued in its own name;
e. retain legal counsel of its choosing. The authority may choose representation by the Attorney General; however, as to claims of a tortious nature, the authority shall elect within 75 days of the effective date of this act whether it, and its employees, shall be represented in all such matters by the Attorney General. If the authority elects not to be represented by the Attorney General, it shall be considered and its employees considered employees of a sue and be sued entity for the purposes of the "New Jersey Tort Claims Act" only. The authority shall be required in that circumstance to provide its employees with defense and indemnification consistent with the terms and conditions of the Tort Claims Act in lieu of the defense and indemnification that such employees would otherwise seek and be entitled to from the Attorney General pursuant to N.J.S.59:10-1 et seq. and P.L.1972, c.48 (C.59:10A-1 et seq.);
f. make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this act;
g. borrow money and to issue bonds, notes and other obligations of the authority to carry out any purposes of the authority under this act, including, without limitation: (1) making or purchasing loans under any provision of this act; (2) purchasing from lenders approved notes or participations in approved notes as provided by law; and (3) refunding of outstanding bonds; but it shall not in any manner, directly or indirectly, pledge the credit of the State;
h. receive and accept, from any federal or other public agency or governmental entity, grants, including block grants, or loans for or in aid of its programs and powers under this act, and to receive aid and contributions from any other source, of money, property, labor, and other things of value, to be held, used and applied only for the purposes for which the grants, loans and contributions may be made;
i. acquire, lease as lessee, hold and dispose of real and personal property or any interest therein, in the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this act;
j. complete, administer, operate, obtain and authorize payment for insurance on and maintain, renovate, repair, modernize, lease or otherwise deal with any property acquired or held by it pursuant to this act;
k. authorize payment for disbursements, costs, commissions, attorney's fees and other reasonable expenses related to and necessary for the making and protection of guaranteed and other authority loans and the recovery of moneys, loans or management of property acquired in connection with the loans;
l. adopt rules and regulations to implement this act; and
m. do all acts and things necessary or appropriate to carry out the objects and purposes of this act.