2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Exempt higher education from motor vehicle purchase approval (language only)

Item 4-5.06 #1s

Item 4-5.06 #1s

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 595, strike lines 39 through 43 and insert:
"1. a) No motor vehicles (including station wagons) shall be purchased or leased with public funds by the state or any officer or employee on behalf of the state without the prior written approval of the Director of the Department of General Services.
b) The institutions of higher education shall be exempt from this provision but shall be required to report their entire inventory of purchased and leased vehicles, including the cost of all vehicles, to the Director of the Department of General Services by June 30 of each year.  
c) The Director of the Department of General Services is hereby authorized to transfer surplus motor vehicles among the state agencies, and determine the value of such surplus equipment for the purchase of maintaining the financial accounts of the state agencies affected by such transfers."

(This amendment is part of a package to delegate additional authority to institutions of higher education for handling administrative functions on campus. This amendment exempts institutions from seeking approval from the Department of General Services prior to purchasing or leasing a motor vehicle. Institutions of higher education would still be subject to state procurement laws.)