TITLE 29
Libraries

CHAPTER 29-3.1
Office of Library and Information Services

SECTION 29-3.1-8


§ 29-3.1-8 Gifts, donations, and funds.

The chief of library services may accept donations of funds or property, real or personal, for the office of library and information services and, in his or her discretion, with the approval of the library board, shall hold the donations in the form in which they were given for the purposes of the office of library and information services, or dispose of them, with any financial benefits accruing to the office of library and information services. The chief of library services shall be the authorized agent to accept, receive, and administer, with the approval of the library board, any and all funds, moneys, or library materials granted, furnished, provided, appropriated, and/or dedicated or made available by the United States of America or any of its departments, commissions, boards, bureaus, or agencies for library services in the state of Rhode Island other than funds, moneys, or library materials granted, furnished, provided, appropriated, and/or dedicated or made available directly to any agency or institution. The chief of library services shall turn over to the general treasurer, for proper custody and safekeeping, all the funds paid to the state from the federal treasury or other donating agency, and the general treasurer shall disburse these funds solely for the purpose provided by the original grantor upon orders drawn by the state controller upon his or her receipt of duly authenticated vouchers. Any funds lost or diverted from the purposes for which paid by the United States of America shall be repaid by the state to the United States of America.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 29-3.1-8; P.L. 1964, ch. 233, § 1; P.L. 1967, ch. 227, § 3; P.L. 1990, ch. 342, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 99; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 29, § 8; P.L. 1996, ch. 249, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 211, § 1.)