202. The Transit Commission may cause to be sold at auction moveable effects found in its vehicles or on its property and which have not been claimed within two months.
The sale shall not take place less than ten days after the publication in a French newspaper and in an English newspaper circulating in the territory of the Community of a notice mentioning the nature of the effects and indicating the place, date and time of the sale. The French publication shall have priority and serve as the basis for computing delays.
The Commission shall then not be liable to the owner except for the proceeds of the sale, less the costs of preservation and sale. The owner’s claim in this respect shall be prescribed within one year from the date of the sale.
The Commission may give perishable effects found in such places and unclaimed within twelve hours to charitable institutions or undertakings.
It may also give to charitable institutions or undertakings any effects which have remained unsold at an auction.
In the case of the two preceding paragraphs, the Commission shall be free from any liability towards the owners of the effects concerned.
1969, c. 83, s. 240; 1972, c. 71, s. 16.