49-31-49. Telecommunication or communication device remains property of state for three years. A telecommunication or communication device furnished by the Department of Human Services pursuant to the provisions of §§ 49-31-47 to 49-31-56, inclusive, remains the property of the state for three years, after which it becomes the property of the recipient. During the initial three years, a person who receives a telecommunication or communication device from the department pursuant to the provisions of this section is liable to the department for the loss of or damage to the device. Any money collected by the department pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be deposited in the telecommunication fund from which the expenditure occurred.
Source: SL 1989, ch 401, § 2; SL 1997, ch 267, § 3; SL 2014, ch 221, § 3.