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The management of surplus computer equipment
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 11
§ 168. The management of surplus computer equipment. 1. General
definitions. As used in this section:

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

(b) "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.

(c) "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.

2. The commissioner is authorized to dispose of surplus computer
equipment in accordance with this section whenever the potential
educational usefulness substantially exceeds its monetary value, as
provided in guidelines promulgated pursuant to subdivision two of
section three hundred eighteen of the education law.

3. The commissioner shall ensure that all state entities over which
the office has inventory control or with which the office has an
association are aware of the computer recycling program.

4. At regular intervals, at least twice annually, the office shall
deliver to the state education department an inventory of surplus
computer equipment that is available for distribution contemplated by
this section.

5. The office shall, at suitable intervals, arrange for the transfer
of surplus computer equipment to the state education department, or, in
cooperation with the commissioner of education and on his behalf,
directly to institutions conducting educational programs in accordance
with section three hundred eighteen of the education law.