§ 12-15-5. Powers to accept grants and bequests.
The public defender shall have the power to apply for and accept grants and bequests of funds from other states, interstate agencies, and independent authorities, and private firms, individuals, and foundations, for the purpose of carrying out his or her lawful responsibilities. The funds shall be deposited with the general treasurer in a restricted receipt account established within the department to permit funds to be expended in accordance with the provisions of the grant or bequest.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 461, § 1.)