Agriculture and Forestry

State Forests and Forestry Projects

SECTION 2-10-5

§ 2-10-5. Acquisition of property – Acceptance of grants and gifts.

(a) The director of environmental management, with the approval of the governor, is authorized and empowered, subject to the provisions of chapter 6 of title 37, to acquire by rental, lease or purchase any property which in the judgment of the director and the governor is suitable for use in the establishment and maintenance of camp sites in connection with the work of any public agency engaged in conservation projects or in the establishment and maintenance of forest areas for any purposes that may be required by law.

(b) The director may also accept any allotment or grant of money from the United States government for the purchase and development of property for the uses stated.

(c)(1) The director may accept gifts of money as provided in § 2-10-1.

(2) All sums of money accepted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall be turned over to the general treasurer and placed in a special fund known as the state forestry fund.

(d) The director, from the funds received under the provisions of this chapter, may expend sums of money for the purchase of forest lands and for the purpose of development of the property acquired for forest stewardship programs and for the maintenance of state forests.

(e) All deeds, contracts and other documents in connection with the transfer of property shall be approved as to form by the attorney general.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 280, § 10; P.L. 1935, ch. 2218, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 223, § 7; impl. am. P.L. 1952, ch. 3105, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 2-10-5; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 23, § 1.)