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The DC Code: § 39-107a Authority to accept donations and gifts.

Index39 Libraries and Cultural Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
The Board of Library Trustees may accept donations, gifts by devise or bequest, grants, and any other type of asset, except real property as defined in § 10-801.01, from individuals, clubs, groups, corporations, partnerships, and other governmental entities. The Board shall approve any donation, gift, grant, or asset with a value of $10,000 or more, but may delegate the acceptance of any donation, gift, grant, or asset with a value of less than $10,000 to the librarian of the public library.
The Board shall manage the property or funds in accordance with the provisions or conditions of the donation, gift, grant, or other type of asset, including the investment of the principal of the property or funds.
All monetary donations permitted under subsection (a) of this section shall be made available to the District of Columbia Public Library through the private grant revenue source included in the District of Columbia Public Library's annual operating budget.
The Board shall issue rules to implement this section. The rules shall govern the acceptance and use of donations and gifts, record-keeping requirements, audit procedures, accessibility of records for public inspection, and any other areas that the Board considers appropriate.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 16-268, the "Public Charter School Assets and Facilities Preservation Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-624, which was referred to Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 6, 2006, and December 19, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 28, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-624 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-268 became effective on March 14, 2007. DC CODE § 39-107a Current through December 11, 2012


(June 3, 1896, 29 stat. 244, ch. 315, § 7a, as added Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-268, § 5(b), 54 DCR 833.)