- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 44. State Government
- Chapter 68. State Property
- Section 120. Authority and Duty of Department of Administration.
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AS 44.68.120. Authority and Duty of Department of Administration.
- (a) The Department of Administration may
- (1) acquire from the United States under The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended, referred
to in AS 44.68.120 - 44.68.140 as the "Federal Act," and other applicable
federal statutes and regulations, (63 Stat. 377 et seq., 40 U.S.C.A. 471 et seq.) property under the control of a
department or agency of the United States that is usable and necessary for purposes of education (including educational
activities which are of special interest to the armed services), public health or civil defense, and other purposes
authorized by federal law;
- (2) warehouse property acquired under (a)(1) of this section; and
- (3) distribute the property to tax-supported medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems,
colleges, schools, and universities in the state, to other nonprofit medical institutions, hospitals, clinics, health
centers, schools, colleges, and universities exempt from taxation under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal
Revenue Code of 1954, including future amendments, to civil defense organizations of the state established under state
law, to organizations or institutions engaged in educational activities which are of special interest to the armed
services, and to other types of institutions or activities eligible under federal law to acquire the property.
- (b) The Department of Administration may receive applications from the eligible institutions listed in (a)(3) of this
section, including the state government and its political subdivisions, for the acquisition of federal surplus real
property, investigate the applications, get an expression of views on the applications from the health or educational
authorities of the state, make recommendations on applicants, needs for the property, the merits of its proposed
program of use, and the suitability of the property for these purposes, and otherwise assist in the processing of
applications for acquisition of real and related personal property of the United States under Sec. 203 (k) of the
- (c) The Department of Administration may adopt the regulations and prescribe the requirements and take other action
considered necessary to administer AS 44.68.120
- 44.68.140 to assure maximum use and benefit to
eligible institutions and organizations in the state.
- (d) The Department of Administration may take the action, make the expenditures, and enter into contracts, agreements, and
undertakings in the name of the state, including cooperative agreements with federal agencies providing for use by and
exchange between them of the property, facilities, personnel, and services of each by the other, require the reports
and make the investigations required by law or regulation of the United States in connection with the disposal of real
property and the receipt, warehousing, and distribution of personal property received by the department from the United
- (e) The Department of Administration may act as clearinghouse of information for eligible institutions and organizations
referred to in (a) of this section and other institutions eligible to acquire federal surplus real property, locate
real and personal property available for acquisition from the United States, ascertain the terms and conditions under
which the property may be obtained, receive requests from the eligible institutions and organizations, and transmit to
them available information in reference to the property, and aid and assist them to acquire federal surplus property
under AS 44.68.120
- (f) The Department of Administration shall cooperate with the departments or agencies of the United States and shall file
a state plan of operation, operate in accordance with it, and take the action necessary to meet the minimum standards
prescribed in accordance with the Federal Act, and make the reports in the form and containing the information which
the United States or its departments or agencies may require and shall comply with the laws of the United States and
the regulations of its departments or agencies governing the allocation, transfer, use, or accounting for property
donated to the state.
- (g) The Department of Administration may perform functions necessary to carry out the transfer of federal surplus personal
property for eligible purposes under Public Law 659, 1954, as amended, and to comply with regulations of the Federal
General Services Administration in connection with the Federal Act. In carrying out the purposes of this subsection
the department may, upon the governor's request, act as the governor's representative in connection with the function
to be performed under AS 44.68.120
- (h) The civil defense organization, officials, and contacts throughout the state may be used to assist in carrying out the
purposes of AS 44.68.120 - 44.68.140 to the extent that this is feasible and can be
done without adversely affecting civil defense. The department may employ the assistants and other workers in the
surplus property service necessary to carry out the purposes of AS 44.68.120
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