2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:330.1 — Sale of surplus property


LA Rev Stat § 39:330.1 What's This?

§330.1. Sale of surplus property

A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and except as provided by R.S. 39:330(G), the commissioner of administration, on behalf of the state, is hereby authorized to sell surplus movable property of any board, commission, agency, or department of the state at public auction. In the case of live public auction, the commissioner of administration may hire qualified licensed auctioneers to handle said sale, who shall be compensated from the proceeds of such sale. Selection of an auctioneer shall be by competitive bid under the provisions of the Louisiana Procurement Code, R.S. 39:1551 et seq. The selection of the auctioneer shall be for the period of one year and the commissioner shall be required to select the auctioneer by competitive bid annually.

(2) In the case of sale by internet computer auction, the commissioner of administration is authorized to sell surplus movable property through the use of electronic technology including internet web sites that facilitate such sales. The commissioner is further authorized to pay any costs associated with the sale from the proceeds of such sale. The commissioner is further empowered to sell surplus movable property through any form of electronic technology, including internet web sites created expressly for that purpose whether privately or publicly owned.

B. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to sales of timber on lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry, through the office of forestry, shall be responsible for the sale of all timber on land under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Sales of timber shall be in accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, which shall comply with the following provisions:

(1) The timber shall be sold by bids which shall be opened publicly.

(2) The timber shall be sold to the highest responsible bidder.

(3) The Department of Agriculture and Forestry may reject any bid for cause.

(4) The Department of Agriculture and Forestry may reject all bids and rebid the sale or decline to sell the timber.

(5) The Department of Agriculture and Forestry shall advertise the future sales of timber in the official journal of the state on two occasions at least thirty days prior to the deadline for accepting bids.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 494, §1; Acts 1987, No. 612, §1; Acts 1988, No. 1002, §1, eff. Aug. 1, 1988; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 112, §1, eff. May 5, 1998; Acts 2004, No. 19, §1.

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