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SECTION 239-A
Collection and distribution of student's residual consumer goods
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 5, PART 1
§ 239-a. Collection and distribution of student's residual consumer
goods. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have
the following meanings:

a. "consumer goods" shall mean goods that are used or bought for use
primarily for personal, family or household purposes including, but not
limited to, home furnishings, canned and non-perishable foods,
factory-sealed and/or originally-packaged toiletries, clothing,
cookware, and electronics.

b. "university" and "college" shall have the same meaning as set forth
in section two of this title.

c. "city university" shall have the same meaning as set forth in
section sixty-two hundred two of this chapter.

2. The administration of the individual state and city universities
and colleges and every public or private college, community college or
university within the state, are hereby authorized to facilitate a
campus-wide charitable donation program for local area not-for-profit
organizations utilizing students' residual consumer goods. The
administration:

a. shall designate a collection area for students to drop-off their
unused or surplus goods two weeks before the end of the school year;

b. shall either develop a direct donation program of the residual
consumer goods or organize a charitable event to collect residual
consumer goods and donate such goods to local not-for-profit
organizations; and

c. may involve student organizations for the implementation of the
program.

3. The consumer goods collected:

a. shall be from those college students residing in campus-related
residential facilities;

b. shall be consumer goods that would be discarded at the end of the
school year by college students;

c. shall be in useable and good working condition.

4. In the event that there is no viable local not-for-profit
organization able to accept the residential consumer goods collected,
the administration of the individual state or city university or college
or public or private college, community college or university within the
state may organize a campus-wide sale of such goods. The profits of such
sale may be dedicated by the student organizations or by the individual
state or city university or college or public or private college,
community college or university facilitating the program to a local
not-for-profit organization.

5. The administration of any individual state or city university or
college or public or private college, community college or university
may grant credit to student members of organizations involved with the
program, pursuant to subdivision two of this section, in the amount and
form that such administration deems appropriate.