ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1665



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Representatives R. Fisher, McLean, Anderson, Ferguson and Winsley



Read first time 2/1/89 and referred to Committee on State Government.



AN ACT Relating to surplus property; and amending RCW 43.19.1919.




        Sec. 1.  Section 43.19.1919, chapter 8, Laws of 1965 as last amended by section 8, chapter 124, Laws of 1988 and RCW 43.19.1919 are each amended to read as follows:

          The division of purchasing shall sell or exchange personal property belonging to the state for which the agency, office, department, or educational institution having custody thereof has no further use, at public or private sale, and cause the moneys realized from the sale of any such property to be paid into the fund from which such property was purchased or, if such fund no longer exists, into the state general fund:  PROVIDED, Sales of capital assets may be made by the division of purchasing and a credit established in central stores for future purchases of capital items as provided for in RCW 43.19.190 through 43.19.1939, as now or hereafter amended:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That personal property, excess to a state agency, including educational institutions, shall not be sold or disposed of prior to reasonable efforts by the division of purchasing to determine if other state agencies have a requirement for such personal property.  Such determination shall follow sufficient notice to all state agencies to allow adequate time for them to make their needs known.  Surplus items may be disposed of without prior notification to state agencies if it is determined by the director of general administration to be in the best interest of the state.  The division of purchasing shall maintain a record of disposed surplus property, including date and method of disposal, identity of any recipient, and approximate value of the property:  PROVIDED, FURTHER, That this section shall not apply to personal property acquired by a state organization under federal grants and contracts if in conflict with special title provisions contained in such grants or contracts.

          This section does not apply to property under RCW 27.53.045.