Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 189 of the acts of 1990 is hereby amended by striking out section 10 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 10. Any bonds, notes, or certificates of indebtedness of the authority, in the absence of an express recital to the contrary on the face thereof, shall constitute negotiable instruments for all purposes. They may be payable from income of the authority or constitute a general obligation thereof, may be sold at, above or below par, at public or private sale, may mature at such time or times, may be secured in such manner, may contain such other covenants, terms or conditions, but not to exceed a term of thirty years, not inconsistent with law, may be executed by such officers, and may be issued with or without the corporate seal, all as may be authorized either by vote of the authority or by the officers to whom the power to determine any or all the matters set forth in this sentence may be expressly delegated by vote of the authority. The engraved or printed facsimile of the seal of the authority on its bonds, notes, or certificates of indebtedness shall have the same validity and effect as if such seal were impressed thereon. Whenever, a bond, note or certificate of indebtedness is required to bear the signature of two or more officers, it shall be sufficient if the signature of any one of such officers upon such instrument is a written signature and the remaining signature or signatures are engraved, printed, or stamped facsimile signatures; provided, that each officer whose facsimile signature appears on such instrument has, by a writing bearing his written signature and filed in the office of the secretary of the authority, authorized the officer whose written signature appears on such instrument to cause such facsimile to be placed thereon. The facsimile signature of any officer so engraved, printed or stamped thereon shall have the same validity and effect as his written signature. In case any officer whose signature or a facsimile thereof appears on any notes, bonds, or coupons shall cease to be such officer before the delivery of such notes or bonds, such signature or facsimile shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes as if he had remained in office until such delivery. The bond, notes, certificates of indebtedness and temporary notes of the authority issued under this act under clauses 10, 12 and 13 of section nine, their transfer and the income therefrom, including any profit made on the sale thereof, shall at all times be free from taxation within the commonwealth. The bonds of the authority issued under this act shall be legal investments for the deposits and the income derived therefrom of savings banks, for the trust funds of trust companies, for the capital and other funds of insurance companies, and for funds over which the commonwealth has exclusive control.