§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.