TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-24
Rhode Island Veterans' Home

SECTION 30-24-6


§ 30-24-6 Acceptance of gifts – Veterans' home restricted account.

(a) The director of human services is hereby authorized and empowered to take and receive in the name of the state any grant, devise, gift, or bequest of real or personal property that may be made for the use and benefit of the Rhode Island veterans' home or the residents or purposes thereof. All money so received, and all money received under the provisions of §§ 30-24-9 and 30-24-10, shall be paid over to the general treasurer and shall be kept by him or her as a restricted account to be known as the "veterans' home restricted account". Use of the "veterans' home restricted account" funds may only be made upon prior approval of the house of representatives' finance committee and senate finance committee. The director may sell and dispose of any real or personal property received under this section, and any property received under § 30-24-9, and the proceeds of the sale shall be paid over to the general treasurer to be made a part of the restricted account. The restricted account shall be used for the improvement of social, recreational, and educational programs, including the purchase of educational and recreational supplies and equipment for the welfare of members and for operational expenses and capital improvements at the veterans' home and veterans' cemetery, as deemed necessary by the director of human services.

(b) [Deleted by P.L. 1999, ch. 11, section 5.]

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, there is hereby established a restricted receipt account within the general fund of the state for the sole purpose of the collection and disbursement of any grant, devise, gift, or bequest of real or personal property that may be made for the use and benefit of the design, construction, and furnishing of a new Rhode Island veterans home in Bristol. This account shall be known as "donations – new veterans' home construction".

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 88, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 104, § 2; P.L. 1921, ch. 2035, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 116, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 654, § 2; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, §§ 65, 80; impl. am. P.L. 1949, ch. 2166, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 30-24-6; P.L. 1976, ch. 102, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 164, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 392, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 129, art. 9, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 6, art. 15, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 44, art. 21, § 2; P.L. 1993, ch. 138, art. 9, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 40, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 11, § 5; P.L. 2004, ch. 583, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 591, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 233, § 3; P.L. 2009, ch. 234, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 9, § 5; P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 3, § 2.)