A. Whenever it appears to the Governor from an affidavit filed with him by the paying agent for the bonds issued by the Authority that the institution has defaulted in the payment of the principal of or premium, if any, or interest on its bonds pursuant to this chapter, the Governor shall immediately make a summary investigation into the facts set forth in the affidavit. If it is established to the satisfaction of the Governor that the institution is in default in the payment of its bonds or the interest thereon, the Governor immediately shall make an order directing the State Comptroller to make payment immediately to the owners of the bonds in default, or the paying agent for the bonds, on behalf of the institution from any appropriation available to the institution in the amount due and remaining unpaid by the institution on its bonds.
B. Any payment so made by the State Comptroller to the owners of the bonds in default, or to the paying agent of the bonds for the bonds, shall be credited as if made directly by the institution and shall be charged by the State Comptroller against the appropriations of the institution. The owners of the bonds in default, or the paying agent for the bonds, at the time of payment or at the time of each payment shall deliver to the State Comptroller, in a form satisfactory to the State Comptroller, a receipt for payment of the principal or interest satisfied by the payment. The State Comptroller shall report each payment made to the governing body of the defaulting institution under the provisions of this section.
C. In addition, for any institution which defaulted on its bonds pursuant to this section, the Governor shall direct the State Comptroller to charge against the appropriations available to such institution all future payments of principal of and interest on the institution’s bonds when due and payable and to make such payments to the owners of the bonds, or the paying agent for the bonds, on behalf of the institution so as to ensure that no future default will occur on such bonds. The charge and payment shall be made upon receipt of such documentation as in the opinion of the State Comptroller provides satisfactory evidence of the claim. The owners of the bonds, or the paying agent for the bonds, at the time of each payment shall deliver to the State Comptroller, in a form satisfactory to the State Comptroller, a receipt for payment of the principal or interest satisfied by the payment.
D. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create any obligation on the part of the State Comptroller or the Commonwealth to make any payment on behalf of the defaulting institution other than from funds appropriated to the defaulting institution.
1996, cc. 672, 689.