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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 14 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BONDING CAPACITY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to increase the bonding capacity of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to facilitate continued operation of said authority, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Paragraph (a) of section 12 of chapter 372 of the acts of 1984 is hereby amended by striking out the fifth sentence, as most recently amended by section 513 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The aggregate principal amount of all bonds issued under the authority of this act shall not exceed the sum of $3,600,000,000 outstanding at any one time; provided, however, that bonds for the payment of redemption of which, either at or prior to maturity, refunding bonds shall have been issued shall be excluded in the computation of outstanding bonds.

SECTION 2. Section 16 of said chapter 372 is hereby amended by striking out the fourth sentence, as most recently amended by section 514 of said chapter 151, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The aggregate principal amount of all bonds issued under the authority of this act shall not exceed the sum of $3,600,000,000 outstanding at any one time; provided, however, that bonds for the payment of redemption of which, either at or prior to maturity, refunding bonds shall have been issued shall be excluded in the computation of outstanding bonds.

Approved May 29, 1997.