§15-8-9. Sheriffs' bureau special fund -- Payments from fund.
On proper authorization by the secretary of the bureau and under proper rules and regulations of the bureau, payments shall be made from the fund to cover the cost of any supplies or equipment requested by any county, sheriff or deputy sheriff to be purchased for said county, sheriff or deputy sheriff by the bureau: Provided, however, That the secretary shall not be authorized to purchase or contract for purchase any supplies or equipment for any county, sheriff or deputy sheriff until that county, sheriff or deputy sheriff has a sufficient balance in the fund to fully cover the cost of such purchase.