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Disposal of surplus computer equipment
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 5-A
* § 104-c. Disposal of surplus computer equipment. 1. Definitions. As
used in this section:

(a) "Computer" means a computer central processing unit and, where
attached to a computer central processing unit, such computer cases,
computer memory, card and other peripheral devices as may reasonably be
viewed functionally as one unit.

(b) "Computer equipment" means computers, computer memory, cards and
associated peripheral devices including, but not limited to, floppy disk
drives, hard disk drives, printers, modems, computer-related cables and
networking devices, scanners, computer monitors, and computer software.

(c) "Computer software" means executable computer programs and related
data files on computer-related media including, but not limited to,
floppy disks, hard disks, optical and magneto-optical computer data
storage devices.

2. The governing board of a political subdivision may by resolution,
adopt policies authorizing the disposal of computers, computer software
and computer equipment no longer needed for the purposes of the
political subdivision through donation to public schools, public
libraries, and other public and private institutions for secular
educational use, and to not-for-profit institutions for use by
individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, or low income
individuals, upon proof of need by such institution and subordinate to
the requirements of the public schools and libraries of the state. Such
donation shall be based on a public notification process and competitive
proposals from schools, libraries, and other public and private
educational programs for secular education use, and not-for-profit
institutions serving persons with disabilities, senior citizens, or low
income individuals, which shall demonstrate need and specific plans for
the use of such equipment.

3. Every resolution enacted pursuant to this section shall provide
that no computer software of a political subdivision shall be
transferred if such transfer would cause a breach of a computer software
license agreement or an infringement of a copyright.

* NB Repealed July 1, 2025