Section 24: Authorization to borrow; issuance of bonds and notes
Section 24. The state treasurer may borrow from time to time on the credit of the commonwealth such sums of money as may be necessary, but not exceeding, in the aggregate, the sum of $40,000,000, for the purposes of acquisition, holding, protection, maintenance, repair or use of lands or for provision of personnel and administrative cost of the Agency as provided by this chapter, and may issue and renew from time to time bonds or notes of the commonwealth therefor bearing interest at such times and at such rate as shall be fixed by the state treasurer. Such notes shall be issued and may be renewed one or more times for such terms, not exceeding one year, as the governor may recommend to the general court in accordance with Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. All payments on account of principal on such notes shall be repaid from the Government Land Bank Fund; provided, however, that notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, such notes shall be general obligations of the commonwealth.