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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 26. Human Services Code § 26-12-112. Powers and duties of state department

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(1) The state department may, in addition to the powers granted in this article, whenever authorized and locations have been designated by the general assembly:

(a) Establish, construct, operate, maintain, and improve, within the state of Colorado, buildings and facilities, and the means necessary thereto, for the full exercise of the powers granted by this article;

(b) Identify the records that the administrator of each veterans center shall submit to the state department;

(c) Set aside a special sinking fund account in the central fund for the payment of anticipation warrants authorized by and issued under the provisions of section 26-12-113 and for the payment of interest due on such warrants;  except that the state department shall not pledge the general income of the state of Colorado or appropriations made by the general assembly for any veterans center, nor shall it create a mortgage upon the property belonging to any such veterans center, for the payment of the principal of the warrants and interest thereon. The state department shall deposit into the sinking fund account fees and revenues received from residents at veterans centers sufficient to cover necessary reserve accounts and principal and interest payments, which fees and revenues shall first be applied upon the payment of principal and such anticipation warrants and interest thereon. Any moneys in the sinking fund account not necessary for the reserve nor for the payment of principal and interest may be made available for the maintenance and operation of veterans centers.

(d) Accept any grants from, or payments made by, the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof and receive gifts, legacies, devises, and conveyances of property, real or personal, that may be made, given, transferred pursuant to a purchase and sale, or granted to the state department for veterans centers. The state department, with the approval of the governor, shall make disposition of such property in the best interest of the veterans centers under the control and supervision of the state department.

(2) All titles to real property and all improvements thereon shall be vested in the state, and the title deeds thereto and all insurance policies, certificates of water rights, and other evidences of ownership to the real property or improvements of a veterans center shall be deposited with the state department.

(3) No payment shall be made out of the state treasury or otherwise for any real property described in this section until the title has been examined and approved by the attorney general. Every such deed of conveyance shall be immediately recorded in the office of the proper county clerk and recorder and thereafter deposited with the state department.

(4) The state department, by October 31, 2002, and on or before October 31 each year thereafter, shall provide sufficient information to enable the Colorado board of veterans affairs to complete the report required by section 28-5-703(3), C.R.S.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 26. Human Services Code § 26-12-112. Powers and duties of state department - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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