(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Emergency medical service organization" has the same meaning as in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Private fire company" has the same meaning as in section 9.60 of the Revised Code.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in section 5139.03 of the Revised Code, whenever a state agency determines that it has excess or surplus supplies, it shall notify the director of administrative services. Upon request by the director and on forms provided by the director, the state agency shall furnish to the director a list of all those excess and surplus supplies and an appraisal of their value.
(C) The director of administrative services shall take immediate control of a state agency's excess and surplus supplies, except for the following excess and surplus supplies:
(1) Excess or surplus supplies that have a value below the minimum value that the director establishes for excess and surplus supplies under division (F) of this section;
(2) Excess or surplus supplies that the director has authorized an agency to donate to a public entity, including, but not limited to, public schools and surplus computers and computer equipment transferred to a public school under division (H) of this section;
(3) Excess or surplus supplies that an agency trades in as full or partial payment when purchasing a replacement item;
(4) Hazardous property.
(D) The director shall inventory excess and surplus supplies in the director's control and may have the supplies repaired.
(E) The director may do either of the following:
(1) Dispose of declared surplus or excess supplies in the director's control by sale, lease, donation, or transfer. If the director does so, the director shall dispose of those supplies in the following order of priority:
(a) To state agencies;
(b) To state-supported or state-assisted institutions of higher education;
(c) To tax-supported agencies, municipal corporations, or other political subdivisions of this state, private fire companies, or private, nonprofit emergency medical service organizations;
(d) To nonpublic elementary and secondary schools chartered by the state board of education under section 3301.16 of the Revised Code;
(e) To the general public by auction, sealed bid, or negotiation.
(2) If the director has attempted to dispose of any declared surplus or excess motor vehicle that does not exceed four thousand five hundred dollars in value pursuant to divisions (E)(1)(a) to (c) of this section, donate the motor vehicle to a nonprofit organization exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 501(a) and (c)(3) for the purpose of meeting the transportation needs of participants in the Ohio works first program established under Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code and participants in the prevention, retention, and contingency program established under Chapter 5108. of the Revised Code. The director may not donate a motor vehicle furnished to the state highway patrol to a nonprofit organization pursuant to this division.
(F) The director may adopt rules governing the sale, lease, or transfer of surplus and excess supplies in the director's control by public auction, sealed bid, or negotiation, except that no employee of the disposing agency shall be allowed to purchase, lease, or receive any such supplies. The director may dispose of declared surplus or excess supplies, including motor vehicles, in the director's control as the director determines proper if such supplies cannot be disposed of pursuant to division (E) of this section. The director shall by rule establish a minimum value for excess and surplus supplies and prescribe procedures for a state agency to follow in disposing of excess and surplus supplies in its control that have a value below the minimum value established by the director.
(G) No state-supported or state-assisted institution of higher education, tax-supported agency, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of this state, private fire company, or private, nonprofit emergency medical service organization shall sell, lease, or transfer excess or surplus supplies acquired under this section to private entities or the general public at a price greater than the price it originally paid for those supplies.
(H) The director of administrative services may authorize any state agency to transfer surplus computers and computer equipment that are not needed by other state agencies directly to an accredited public school within the state. The computers and computer equipment may be repaired or refurbished prior to transfer. The state agency may charge a service fee to the public schools for the property not to exceed the direct cost of repairing or refurbishing it. The state agency shall deposit such funds into the account used for repair or refurbishment.
Effective Date: 11-03-2000