Maine Revised Statutes

§1828. Sales of surplus property to educational institutions, qualifying nonprofit organizations and fire departments

1. Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
A. "Educational institution" means:
(1) Any public elementary or secondary school;
(2) Any elementary or secondary private school approved for tuition whose school enrollment is at least 60% publicly funded students as determined by the previous school year's October to April average enrollment;
(3) Any nonpublic postsecondary school; or
(4) Any applied technology region. [2005, c. 386, Pt. H, §10 (NEW).]
B. "Qualifying nonprofit organization" means:
(1) A public or private nonprofit entity that owns or operates a project or facility for the homeless;
(2) A nonprofit organization that has been determined to be exempt from taxation under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c) and that provides services to persons with physical or mental handicaps as defined in section 4553, subsection 7-A;
(3) A nonprofit organization that has been determined to be exempt from taxation under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c) and that contracts with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide vehicles to low-income families to assist them in participating in work, education or training ; or
(4) A nonprofit organization that has been determined to be exempt from taxation under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c) and that houses animals and operates for the purpose of providing stray, abandoned, abused or owner-surrendered animals with sanctuary or finding the animals temporary or permanent adoptive homes. [2011, c. 9, §1 (AMD).]
C. "Fire department" means a department required to report to the State Fire Marshal pursuant to Title 25, section 2395. [2005, c. 386, Pt. H, §10 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 9, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Surplus property.  Pursuant to this chapter and rules adopted under section 1813, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services through the Bureau of General Services shall allow private sales of surplus property to:
A. Nonprofit organizations that contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide affordable vehicles to low-income families to assist them in participating in work, education or training; [2005, c. 386, Pt. H, §10 (NEW).]
B. Homeless shelter sponsors; [2011, c. 9, §2 (AMD).]
C. Educational institutions; and [2011, c. 9, §2 (AMD).]
D. Nonprofit organizations that house animals and operate for the purpose of providing stray, abandoned, abused or owner-surrendered animals with sanctuary or finding the animals temporary or permanent adoptive homes. [2011, c. 9, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 9, §2 (AMD) .]
3. Computers to fire departments.  Notwithstanding any requirement of this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, a fire department may purchase one personal computer from the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services to be used for reporting to the State Fire Marshal as required under Title 25, section 2395. The Bureau of General Services may charge a fire department only reasonable administrative and handling costs of no more than $35 for the purchase of a personal computer under this subsection.
[ 2005, c. 386, Pt. H, §10 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 386, §H10 (NEW). 2011, c. 9, §§1, 2 (AMD).

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