(30 ILCS 605/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 133b10)
    Sec. 7. Disposition of transferable property.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), whenever a responsible officer considers it advantageous to the State to dispose of transferable property by trading it in for credit on a replacement of like nature, the responsible officer shall report the trade-in and replacement to the administrator on forms furnished by the latter. The exchange, trade or transfer of "textbooks" as defined in Section 18-17 of the School Code between schools or school districts pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Board of Education under that Section shall not constitute a disposition of transferable property within the meaning of this Section, even though such exchange, trade or transfer occurs within 5 years after the textbooks are first provided for loan pursuant to Section 18-17 of the School Code.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), whenever it is deemed necessary to dispose of any item of transferable property, the administrator shall proceed to dispose of the property by sale or scrapping as the case may be, in whatever manner he considers most advantageous and most profitable to the State. Items of transferable property which would ordinarily be scrapped and disposed of by burning or by burial in a landfill may be examined and a determination made whether the property should be recycled. This determination and any sale of recyclable property shall be in accordance with rules promulgated by the Administrator.
    When the administrator determines that property is to be disposed of by sale, he shall offer it first to the municipalities, counties, and school districts of the State and to charitable, not-for-profit educational and public health organizations, including but not limited to medical institutions, clinics, hospitals, health centers, schools, colleges, universities, child care centers, museums, nursing homes, programs for the elderly, food banks, State Use Sheltered Workshops and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, for purchase at an appraised value. Notice of inspection or viewing dates and property lists shall be distributed in the manner provided in rules and regulations promulgated by the Administrator for that purpose.
    Electronic data processing equipment purchased and charged to appropriations may, at the discretion of the administrator, be sold, pursuant to contracts entered into by the Director of Central Management Services or the heads of agencies exempt from "The Illinois Purchasing Act". However such equipment shall not be sold at prices less than the purchase cost thereof or depreciated value as determined by the administrator. No sale of the electronic data processing equipment and lease to the State by the purchaser of such equipment shall be made under this Act unless the Director of Central Management Services finds that such contracts are financially advantageous to the State.
    Disposition of other transferable property by sale, except sales directly to local governmental units, school districts, and not-for-profit educational, charitable and public health organizations, shall be subject to the following minimum conditions:
        (1) The administrator shall cause the property to be
    
advertised for sale to the highest responsible bidder, stating time, place, and terms of such sale at least 7 days prior to the time of sale and at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county where the property is to be sold.
        (2) If no acceptable bids are received, the
    
administrator may then sell the property in whatever manner he considers most advantageous and most profitable to the State.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, an agency covered by this Act may transfer books, serial publications, or other library materials that are transferable property, or that have been withdrawn from the agency's library collection through a regular collection evaluation process, to any of the following entities:
        (1) Another agency covered by this Act located in
    
Illinois.
        (2) A State supported university library located in
    
Illinois.
        (3) A tax-supported public library located in
    
Illinois, including a library established by a public library district.
        (4) A library system organized under the Illinois
    
Library System Act or any library located in Illinois that is a member of such a system.
        (5) A non-profit agency, located in or outside
    
Illinois.
    A transfer of property under this subsection is not subject to the requirements of subsection (a) or (b).
    In addition, an agency covered by this Act may sell or exchange books, serial publications, and other library materials that have been withdrawn from its library collection through a regular collection evaluation process. Those items may be sold to the public at library book sales or to book dealers or may be offered through exchange to book dealers or other organizations. Revenues generated from the sale of withdrawn items shall be retained by the agency in a separate account to be used solely for the purchase of library materials; except that in the case of the State Library, revenues from the sale of withdrawn items shall be deposited into the State Library Fund to be used for the purposes stated in Section 25 of the State Library Act.
    For purposes of this subsection (c), "library materials" means physical entities of any substance that serve as carriers of information, including, without limitation, books, serial publications, periodicals, microforms, graphics, audio or video recordings, and machine readable data files.
(Source: P.A. 96-498, eff. 8-14-09.)