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18.59 Powers and duties.

The director is hereby authorized and directed:

1. To hold possession of all presses and other printing equipment, inventory all of the described equipment, and with the approval of the executive council sell the above-described machinery and equipment that is no longer necessary or is unfit for use.

2. To maintain the machinery and equipment and in the director's discretion, when the equipment is outmoded and becomes obsolescent, to purchase machinery and equipment for replacement purposes.

3. To make the printing department, its machinery and equipment available for the state printing services when in the director's discretion it is to the best interests of the state that it, rather than the contract procedure provided by section 18.27 shall be used; and to effectuate this power and direction, the director shall adopt suitable rules for the administration and fulfillment of the power and direction hereby imposed.

4. To install and maintain an accurate accounting system appropriate and fitted to the purposes and the operations of this department. Each official, board, department, commission or agency shall requisition the director for its printing needs, accompanying such requisition with a statement of costs of compilation and editorial work upon the material to be published.

5. To avoid duplication, overlapping and redundancy of pamphlets and publications, other than official documents and books and publications authorized by chapters 2B and 7A, to examine the contents of proposed pamphlets or publications and to approve or disapprove such pamphlets or publications only for such reason; and to effectuate this power, the director shall adopt rules for its administration.

Section History: Early form

[C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 15.38; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 18.59]

Internal References

Referred to in § 18.3, 18.28, 18.30, 18.50

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