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CHAPTER III

13. ABANDONED AND UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Abandoned and unclaimed personal property of value, including, but not limited to, computers, tablets, cellular phones and other technologies capable of storing digitized data; state or federal identification; wallets; purses;  credit cards; watches; jewelry; cameras; textbooks; or backpacks discovered on a System Component campus shall be immediately turned over to the campus security or police department for safekeeping and standardized handling. Other articles of property that do not meet the defined value shall be forwarded to the location designated by the Component for property storage. Property shall be considered abandoned if it appears from the circumstances under which the Component comes into possession of the property that the owner has thrown it away or has voluntarily left or lost it without any intent or expectation to regain it.

Abandoned and unclaimed personal property acquired by the campus security or police department of a system Component or the Component’s property storage department shall be held for a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) days from the time the property is acquired or discovered. If the property is reclaimed during that time, the Component may charge the owner a reasonable storage fee. Campus security or police will develop appropriate procedures to assure the return, if possible, of unclaimed personal property of value to the proper owners. Such procedures shall be published in all appropriate Component handbooks and catalogs.

After one hundred and twenty (120) days, and after appropriate property checks which reflect the value of the property have been made (such as, but not limited to the National Crime Information Center), all items of value and non-valued items may be sold as part of a normal Component surplus property sale.