2021 Regular Session
To: Public Property
By: Representatives Weathersby, Newman, Holloway
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 31-9-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY TO ADMINISTER THE FEDERAL DONATION PROGRAM, AND COLLECT FEES AND ASSESSMENTS FROM ENTITIES RECEIVING SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING A REVOLVING FUND IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROCEDURES OUTLINED BY THE UNITED STATES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 31-9-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
31-9-13. In lieu of regular
appropriations, the Department of Finance and Administration may assess against
each institution, agency or individual acquiring surplus property from and
through the Department of Finance and Administration a fee or commission on
each item in sufficient amount to establish and maintain a revolving fund, to
be used to operate and support the Department of Finance and Administration,
Office of Surplus Property's Federal Donation program. The Department of
Finance and Administration shall follow the procedure outlined by the United
States * * *
General Service Administration in
establishing the fund, and the fund shall never exceed more than One Million
Dollars ($1,000,000.00) above and beyond four (4) months of operating expenses
of the Department of Finance and Administration.
With this revolving fund so acquired, the Department of Finance and Administration shall meet all items of expense incurred in acquiring, transporting, warehousing and distributing property to eligible applicants and also all items of expense incident to the operation of the offices of the Department of Finance and Administration, including salaries, office supplies and necessary general expenses, and all other items as are covered by legislative appropriation for those purposes.
The Department of Finance and Administration may escalate, budget and expend funds from the revolving fund in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) in any one fiscal year to carry out the provisions of this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.