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SECTION 102
Deposits on plans and specifications
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 5-A
§ 102. Deposits on plans and specifications. 1. Notwithstanding any
inconsistent provision of any general, special or local law, the
officer, board or agency of any political subdivision or of any district
therein, charged with the duty of preparing plans and specifications for
and awarding or entering into contracts for the performance of public
work, may require, as a deposit to guarantee the safe return of such
plans and specifications, the payment of a fixed sum of money, not
exceeding one hundred dollars for each copy thereof, by persons or
corporations desiring a copy thereof. Any person or corporation desiring
a copy of such plans and specifications and making the payment required
by this section shall be furnished with one copy of the plans and
specifications.

2. If a proposal is duly submitted by any person or corporation making
the deposit required by subdivision one and such proposal is accompanied
by a certified check or other security in accordance with the
requirements contained in the plans and specifications or in the public
advertisement for bids, and if the copy of the plans and specifications
used by such person or corporation, other than the successful bidder, is
returned in good condition within thirty days following the award of the
contract covered by such plans and specifications or the rejection of
the bid of such person or corporation, the full amount of such deposit
for one copy of the plans and specifications shall be returned to such
person or corporation, including the successful bidder. Partial
reimbursement, in an amount equal to the full amount of such deposit for
one set of plans and specifications per unsuccessful bidder or
non-bidder less the actual cost of reproduction of the plans and
specifications as determined by the officer, board or agency of any
political subdivision or of any district therein, charged with the duty
of preparing the plans and specifications, shall be made for the return
of all other copies of the plans and specifications in good condition
within thirty days following the award of the contract or the rejection
of the bids covered by such plans and specifications.