1. The Laws of New York
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  3. Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68

Section 45 NY-SUNY 2020

Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68 (UDA)

1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, the urban development corporation of the state of New York is hereby authorized to issue bonds or notes in one or more series for the purpose of funding project costs for the implementation of a NY-SUNY and NY-CUNY 2020 challenge grant program subject to the approval of a NY-SUNY and NY-CUNY 2020 plan or plans by the governor and either the chancellor of the state university of New York or the chancellor of the city university of New York, as applicable. The aggregate principal amount of bonds authorized to be issued pursuant to this section shall not exceed $660,000,000, excluding bonds issued to fund one or more debt service reserve funds, to pay costs of issuance of such bonds, and bonds or notes issued to refund or otherwise repay such bonds or notes previously issued. Such bonds and notes of the corporation shall not be a debt of the state, and the state shall not be liable thereon, nor shall they be payable out of any funds other than those appropriated by the state to the corporation for principal, interest, and related expenses pursuant to a service contract and such bonds and notes shall contain on the face thereof a statement to such effect. Except for purposes of complying with the internal revenue code, any interest income earned on bond proceeds shall only be used to pay debt service on such bonds.

  2. Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to deposit to the credit of the capital projects fund, reimbursement from the proceeds of notes or bonds issued by the urban development corporation of the state of New York for capital disbursements associated with such project costs.

  3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in order to assist the urban development corporation in undertaking the financing for project costs for the NY-SUNY 2020 challenge grant program, the director of the budget is hereby authorized to enter into one or more service contracts with the corporation, none of which shall exceed thirty years in duration, upon such terms and conditions as the director of the budget and the corporation agree, so as to annually provide to the corporation, in the aggregate, a sum not to exceed the principal, interest, and related expenses required for such bonds and notes. Any service contract entered into pursuant to this section shall provide that the obligation of the state to pay the amount therein provided shall not constitute a debt of the state within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision and shall be deemed executory only to the extent of monies available and that no liability shall be incurred by the state beyond the monies available for such purpose, subject to annual appropriation by the legislature. Any such contract or any payments made or to be made thereunder may be assigned and pledged to the corporation as security for its bonds and notes, as authorized by this section.