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 41-6-72 - Property on Loan to Department.
Property on loan to department.
(a) Property on loan to the department, subject to a loan agreement, shall be deemed to be donated to the department if no claim is made or action filed to recover the property after termination or expiration of the loan, and if the department has given notice pursuant to Section 41-6-74 and no assertion of title has been filed within 90 days from the date of the second published notice.
(b) The department may terminate a loan of property if the property was loaned to the department for an indefinite term and the property has been held by the department for five years or more. Property on "permanent loan" shall be deemed to be loaned for an indefinite term.
(c) If property was loaned to the department for a specified term, the department may give notice of termination of the loan at any time after expiration of the specified term.
(d) When the department accepts a loan of property, the department shall inform the owner in writing of the requirements of this article.
(e) It is the responsibility of the owner to notify the department promptly in writing of any change of address or change in ownership of the property.
(f) When a loan expires, the department shall make every effort, using the last known address of the owner, to locate the owner or the owner's heirs. The department shall document all efforts to locate the owner.
(Acts 1992, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 92-719, p. 220, §4.)