Public Utilities and Carriers

Public Utilities Commission

SECTION 39-1-28

§ 39-1-28. Acceptance of grants.

The commission and the division are authorized and empowered to apply for and receive and accept in the name of the state grants, of property, money and services and other assistance offered or made available to them by any person, any political subdivision or entity, or any other agency, governmental or private, including the United States or any of its agencies and instrumentalities, which they may use for any purpose in furtherance of their powers and duties; provided, however, that acceptance of any grant shall not make the state in any manner legally or equitably liable to the donor relative to the use of the grant. The grants received shall not be covered into the general fund of the state, but shall be kept by the general treasurer in a separate fund for the commission and division and shall be paid out by him or her only upon receipt of properly authenticated vouchers signed by the chairperson of the commission or the administrator as appropriate, without the necessity of appropriation or reappropriation by the general assembly.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1969, ch. 240, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 199, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 316, § 1.)