(1) The Department of Management Services is hereby authorized to sell, to the best possible advantage, any or all detached pieces or parcels of land held by the state for the use of any institution under the supervision and control of the department, whenever, in the judgment of the department, such detached pieces or parcels of land are not suitable for, or necessary and useful in, the operation and maintenance of such institution, and the proceeds from the sale of such land could be used to better advantage than said land in the operation and maintenance of such institution.
(2) The proceeds derived from the sale of any land, as authorized in this section, shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the account of the Department of Management Services for the use of the particular institution from the sale of whose lands said funds were derived. Such funds may be used, from time to time, by the department for the purpose of acquiring additional lands that may be needed for the particular institution credited with such funds, or for needed buildings or repairs for such institution, in the discretion of the department; and such funds, when obtained, are hereby appropriated for such purposes.
(3) The department is authorized to sell and convey, to the best possible advantage, any piece or parcel of land held by the state or by the department and located north of Pensacola Street in the City of Tallahassee and to receive as payment or part payment therefor any piece or parcel, or pieces or parcels, of land located within what is known as the Capitol Center at the state capital. The department, prior to the sale of any such piece or parcel of land, shall cause the same to be appraised by two or more competent appraisers and shall likewise have appraised in like manner any piece or parcel, or pieces or parcels, of land which the department proposes to acquire as payment or part payment for any piece or parcel of land proposed to be sold.