2021 Code of Alabama
Title 41 - State Government.
Chapter 6 - Department of Archives and History.
Article 4 - Transfer, Removal, Disposal, etc., of Historical Materials.
Section 41-6-71 - De-Accession of Property; Archives Historical Collections Fund.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 41-6-71 (2021)

Section 41-6-71

De-accession of property; Archives Historical Collections Fund.

(a) The director, subject to the approval of the board, may from time to time de-accession property in the possession of the department. The director shall develop guidelines and procedures for the de-accession and transfer of property including, but not limited to, those that no longer fall within the department's collecting guidelines, that duplicate items in the collection, or that are no longer deemed appropriate for the department's collections. The transfer of historical materials may be made in any of the following ways:

(1) By return to the donor or donors.

(2) By gift to other cultural institutions.

(3) By trade with other institutions.

(4) By sale.

(5) By any other manner consistent with accepted practices for museums and archives.

(b) There is created in the State Treasury a fund to be known and designated as the Archives Historical Collections Fund. Any revenue collected from the sale or transfer of any historical materials pursuant to subsection (a) shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Archives Historical Collections Fund.

(c) The expenditure of any funds collected under subsection (b) shall be solely for acquisitions or conservation of permanent collections for the department and in accordance with guidelines approved by the board.

(d) No funds deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Archives Historical Collections Fund shall be expended for any purpose whatsoever unless the funds have been allotted and budgeted in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 41-4-80), Chapter 4, Title 41, and only in the amounts and for the purposes provided by the Legislature.

(e) Funds deposited in the Archives Historical Collections Fund shall not revert to the General Fund of the state but shall remain in the Archives Historical Collections Fund until expended by the department.

(f) There is appropriated from the Archives Historical Collections Fund to the department the sum of $5,000.00 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1993.

(Acts 1992, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 92-719, p. 220, §3.)

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