§12-4B-1. Legislative findings.
The Legislature finds that:

(a) Educational facilities, nonprofit organizations, juvenile detention centers, municipal and county public safety offices and other public, charitable or educational enterprises or organizations are always in need of computers, telecommunications devices and other technological equipment, while the acquisition of such equipment is costly;

(b) The state auditor must frequently purchase computers, telecommunications devices and other technological equipment for his or her interaction with national and international financial services industries;

(c) The purchase by the state auditor of modern computers, telecommunications devices and other technological equipment frequently results in the surplus of existing equipment;

(d) Surplus equipment is generally obsolete and may no longer be used effectively by agency employees;

(e) Although the computers, telecommunications devices and other technological equipment is no longer useful in interacting with the financial services industry, they may still be useful items for a less complex and less high-speed dependent use;

(f) Heretofore, the state auditor has stripped the equipment for spare parts for other machines and that this continued practice does not necessarily result in the equipment's highest and best remaining use; and

(g) Rather than break down the equipment for spare parts or send obsolete machines to the surplus property unit of the state purchasing division where they may languish with lack of use, it would be in the best interest of the state that any obsolete computers, telecommunications devices or technological equipment be donated by the state auditor's office to educational facilities, nonprofit organizations, juvenile detention centers, municipal and county public safety offices and other public, charitable or educational enterprises or organizations.