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Purchase of Confiscated Property from the State

Reference Number: MTAS-1708
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 27, 2014
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Not withstanding any provision of the law or this chapter to the contrary, in the sale of motor vehicles to governmental entities in accordance with the provisions of §12-2-407, it shall be the duty of the chief procurement officer to:

(A) Determine the place of storage and the location of the sale of such motor vehicles;

(B) Determine, in lieu of the provisions of § 12-2-205, the fair market value of such vehicles to be sold;

(C) Set the percentage of the sale price to be retained by the procurement office to defray the costs of administering the sale and such percentage may exceed the amount provided in § 12-2-207(a);


(i) Enter notice of the intended disposal by public sale in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the disposal is to be made,
(ii) Include in such advertisement the manner in which interested parties can obtain information regarding the make, model, condition, and options which may be on a vehicle, and
(iii) Post printed public notices in at least two (2) public places in the county in which the vehicle was seized and confiscated, with one (1) of the public places to be the courthouse; and

(E) Promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this section.

(2) For such sales, § 12-2-202(b) shall not apply. Not withstanding the provisions of any law or § 12-2-208 to the contrary, any state, city, or county officer, employee or such person’s agent may buy or offer to buy motor vehicles when such purchase is in the name of and for the use of a governmental entity.