Q A not-for-profit athletic league donated a bus to the city several years ago, but the city has no further use for this bus. May it be donated back to the athletic league?

A No. Once the bus was accepted by the city, it became municipal property and may only be disposed of as other municipal property. Without specific statutory authority, a municipality is prohibited from making a donation to a nonprofit organization, even a donation of property originally donated to the municipality. There is no authority for such a “re-donation.” (Attorney General’s Opinion to Murdock, August 17, 2012)