§5A-3-17. Purchases or contracts violating article void; personal liability.
If a spending unit purchases or contracts for commodities contrary to the provisions of this article or the rules and regulations made thereunder, such purchase or contract shall be void and of no effect. The head of such spending unit shall be personally liable for the costs of such purchase or contract, and, if already paid out of state funds, the amount thereof may be recovered in the name of the state in an appropriate action instituted therefor.