Section 233.39, Florida Statutes 2001
233.39 Renovation and repair of textbooks.--The Commissioner of Education shall prescribe rules and regulations under which the Department of Education shall, whenever requested to do so by any superintendent, make necessary arrangements for the renovation and repair of books that could thereby be put into serviceable condition. All proper expense in connection with such renovation and repair is declared to be a proper charge against the appropriation for the purchase of instructional materials by the school district. The commissioner, in order to assist district school boards in obtaining the most economical services, shall formulate and prescribe such rules and regulations for the letting of contracts for the renovation and repair of books used in the public schools of the state as in its judgment are practicable and economically feasible. The Department of Education shall enter into such contracts upon the basis of competitive sealed bids from responsible firms who must, prior to contract award, have on hand in their plants the equipment necessary to perform the work of rebinding specified by the department. For the purpose of rebinding, textbooks must be classified by the department as to size, and such classification must be the basis for bids from rebinding firms. Bids from rebinding firms must be on the basis of minimum quantities of 100 books in each classification. Such a contract for the renovation and repair of books used in the public schools of this state may not be entered when the cost of renovation and repair exceeds the original acquisition cost of such books or the cost of replacing such books, whichever is the lesser. However, this section does not prohibit the inmates of the state prison from repairing and renovating any public school textbooks or library books. Any suit that is instituted under this section must be brought in the name of the state, and any amount recovered by reason of such a suit must be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
History.--s. 739, ch. 19355, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 892(251); s. 1, ch. 26900, 1951; s. 18, ch. 59-282; s. 1, ch. 63-55; ss. 15, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 16, ch. 74-337; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 5, ch. 90-268; s. 131, ch. 97-190.