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67-6409.  General powers of the authority. The authority is hereby granted, has and may exercise all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out and effectuate its corporate purposes, including, without limitation, the following:
(a)  sue and be sued in its own name;
(b)  have an official seal and to alter the same at pleasure;
(c)  have perpetual succession;
(d)  maintain an office at such place or places within this state as it may designate;
(e)  adopt and from time to time amend and repeal bylaws and rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, to carry into effect the powers and purposes of the authority and the conduct of its business;
(f)  make and execute contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and functions;
(g)  acquire real or personal property, or any interest therein, on either a temporary or long-term basis in the name of the authority by gift, purchase, transfer, foreclosure, lease or otherwise including rights or easements; hold, sell, assign, lease, encumber, mortgage or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property, or any interest therein, or mortgage interest owned by it or under its control, custody or in its possession and release or relinquish any right, title, claim, lien, interest, easement or demand however acquired, including any equity or right of redemption in property foreclosed by it and to do any of the foregoing by public sale, with such public bidding as shall be required by the provisions of any other law;
(h)  to lease or rent any lands, buildings, structures, facilities or equipment from private parties to effectuate the purposes of this act;
(i)  to enter into agreements or other transactions with and accept grants and the cooperation of the United States or any agency thereof or of the state of Idaho or any agency or governmental subdivision thereof in furtherance of the purposes of this act, including but not limited to the development, maintenance, operation and financing of any facility and to do any and all things necessary in order to avail itself of such aid and cooperation;
(j)  to receive and accept aid or contributions from any source of money, property, labor or other things of value, to be held, used and applied to carry out the purposes of this act subject to such conditions upon which such grants and contributions may be made, including, but not limited to, gifts or grants from any department or agency of the United States or this state or any community college district for any purpose consistent with this act;
(k)  to employ architects, engineers, attorneys, accountants, building construction and financial experts and such other advisors, consultants and agents as may be necessary in its judgment and to fix their compensation;
(l)  to procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets in such amounts and from such insurers as it deems desirable;
(m)  to invest any funds not needed for immediate use or disbursement, including any funds held in reserve, in:
(1)  bonds, notes and other obligations of the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof and other securities secured by such bonds, notes or other obligation;
(2)  money market funds which are insured or the assets of which are limited to obligations of the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof;
(3)  time certificates of deposit and savings accounts;
(4)  commercial paper which, at the time of its purchase, is rated in the highest category by a nationally recognized rating service; and
(5)  property or securities in which the state treasurer may invest funds in the state treasury pursuant to section 67-1210, Idaho Code.
(n)  to borrow money and issue bonds and notes or other evidences of indebtedness thereof as hereinafter provided;
(o)  to the extent permitted under its contract with the holders of bonds, notes and other obligations of the authority to consent to any modification of any contract, lease or agreement of any kind to which the authority is a party;
(p)  to manage or operate real and personal property, in the state, take assignments of leases and rentals, proceed with foreclosure actions, or take any other action necessary or incidental to the performance of its corporate duties;
(q)  to 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 chapter;
(r)  to plan, carry out, acquire, lease and operate facilities and to provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration or repair of any facility or part thereof;
(s)  to sell, lease, rent or sublease to any state body or community college district, any facility or any space embraced in any facility constructed or leased under this act, to establish and revise the rents or charges therefor and to do any other acts necessary to the management and operation of its facilities;
(t)  to do any act necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers herein granted or reasonably implied therefrom.

[67-6409, added 1974, ch. 111, sec. 9, p. 1263; am. 1978, ch. 239, sec. 3, p. 513; am. 1986, ch. 151, sec. 1, p. 436; am. 2003, ch. 349, sec. 2, p. 933.]

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