§29-18-19. Exemption from taxation.
The exercise of the powers granted to the authority by this article will be in all respects for the benefit of the people of the state, for the improvement of their health, safety, convenience, well-being and for the enhancement of their residential, agricultural, recreational, economic, commercial and industrial opportunities and is a public purpose. As the operation and maintenance of railroad projects will constitute the performance of essential governmental functions, the authority shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon any railroad project or upon any property acquired or used by the authority or upon the income therefrom. Such bonds and notes and all interest and income thereon shall be exempt from all taxation by this state, or any county, municipality, political subdivision or agency thereof, except inheritance taxes.