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SECTION 128
Disposition of unclaimed personal property
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 8
§ 128. Disposition of unclaimed personal property. 1. Any personal
property, and any interest or increments accruing thereon, belonging or
credited to a person in any institution under the jurisdiction of the
office of children and family services, the department of health, the
department of mental hygiene, the executive department, or the
department of corrections and community supervision who shall have been
discharged from such institution or who shall have died or escaped
before discharge or before termination of sentence, which is in the
custody of the proper officer of such institution, shall, if unclaimed
by such discharged or escaped person or by the legal representative of
such deceased person for a period of six months after the discharge,
decease or escape of such person, be fully inventoried and a copy of
such inventory shall be filed with the commissioner of such department
having jurisdiction over such institution and with the state
comptroller.

2. Any such personal property consisting of money or intangible
property shall be paid or delivered forthwith, by such officer, to the
state comptroller pursuant to the provisions of section thirteen hundred
four of the abandoned property law.

3. Such commissioner shall cause any such property consisting of
tangible personal property, other than money, except such property as
such commissioner may determine to be valueless or of such little value
that the probable proceeds of a sale thereof would be less than the cost
of such sale, which property may be ordered destroyed by such
commissioner, to be sold at public or private sale as determined by such
commissioner, and the proceeds from such sale, less the expenses of such
sale, including the costs of any advertising, shall be paid to the state
comptroller pursuant to the provisions of section thirteen hundred four
of the abandoned property law.