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(a) The division shall be authorized to collect fees for transfer, handling, shipping, classification, warehousing, bidding, destruction, scrapping, or other disposal of property and such other fees as may be deemed appropriate in order to insure the continued efficient operation of the surplus property function of the department.
(b) The division shall be exclusively authorized to receive donated federal surplus property from any source, including the General Services Administration (GSA), for distribution following required federal guidelines in the same manner as state surplus property. The division shall also be exclusively authorized to purchase GSA property of any nature including, but not limited to, vehicles of any type for resale.
(c) The division shall establish three accounts within the State Treasury for the operation of the surplus property function as follows:
(1) The first account shall be known as the Federal Surplus Property Account into which all moneys received from the distribution of federally donated surplus property shall be deposited;
(2) The second account shall be known as the State Surplus Property Account into which all moneys received from the distribution of state owned surplus property and any funds appropriated from the State General Fund for the operation of the surplus property function shall be deposited.
(3) The third account shall be known as the Surplus Federal Property Inventory Purchase Account into which moneys received by the division from the sale and distribution of surplus federal and state property and deposited into the Federal Surplus Property Account or the State Surplus Property Account may be transferred and deposited as approved by the director, and the moneys from which account shall be used for the purchase of surplus federal property for resale within the State of Alabama, as established by the division and set out in its published rules. This account shall not be subject to appropriation spending restrictions but shall be a perpetual inventory account. Initial moneys to establish this account shall be deposited from such other department moneys as approved by the director. Transfers of moneys may be made from time to time, with approval of the director, between this account and the Federal Surplus Property Account, and between this account and the State Surplus Property Account, subject to the needs of each account.
(d) Any moneys deposited into any of the three aforementioned surplus property accounts may be expended from time to time by the department for operation of the surplus property function including, but not limited to, repairs, salaries, rent, travel, acquisition of exchange and surplus property, and all other necessary operating expenditures providing, however, that on September 30 any unencumbered moneys remaining in the State Surplus Property Account, up to an amount equal to the operating expenses of the quarter ending on September 30, shall be set aside for use during the quarter beginning October 1 for the purposes heretofore stated and any remainder shall revert to the State General Fund. The Federal Surplus Property Account and the Surplus Federal Property Inventory Purchase Account shall be perpetual accounts, and funds therein shall not revert to the State General Fund.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 41. State Government § 41-16-122 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-41-state-government/al-code-sect-41-16-122/
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