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First Substitute H.B. 406
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends Title 63A, Chapter 5, Part 3, Division of Facilities Construction and
10 Management Leasing, regarding the leasing of the state fair park by the division to the
11 Utah State Fair Corporation.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . provides that the division may lease the state fair park to the Utah State Fair
15 Corporation for a period not to exceed 50 years beginning July 1, 2010, premised on
16 significant capital improvements to the fair park during the lease term; and
17 . provides that the White Ball Field portion of the state fair park lease shall lapse
18 back to the division on June 30, 2017.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
22 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 63A-5-306, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 170
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 63A-5-306 is amended to read:
29 63A-5-306. Leasing of state fair park -- Lease -- Terms -- Demolition of facilities
30 -- Limits on debt or obligations.
31 (1) As used in this section:
32 (a) "Corporation" means the Utah State Fair Corporation created in Section 9-4-1103 .
33 (b) "Division" means the Division of Facilities Construction and Management.
34 (c) "State fair park" means the property and buildings owned by the state located at 155
35 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.
36 (2) The division [
37 (a) may lease the state fair park to the corporation for a period [
41 (i) subject to the corporation satisfying the requirements of Subsection (5)(b)(i); and
42 (ii) except that on June 30, 2017, that portion of the state fair park known as the White
43 Ball Field located on the south side of North Temple Street shall revert to the division and not
44 be a part of any continuing lease agreement between the division and the corporation, unless
45 otherwise agreed upon by the division and the corporation prior to June 30, 2017;
46 (b) shall ensure that [
47 (i) defines which party is responsible for repairs and maintenance to the grounds and
49 (ii) defines any restrictions on the use of the property or buildings, including the
50 construction of any new buildings or facilities at the state fair park;
51 (iii) requires that for each year under the lease the corporation holds a state fair meeting
52 the requirements of Subsection 9-4-1103 (5)(a)(vi); and
53 (iv) provides for the renegotiation or termination of the lease if the corporation:
54 (A) no longer operates as an independent public nonprofit corporation as provided in
55 Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 11, Utah State Fair Corporation Act; or
56 (B) engages in any activity inconsistent with Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 11, Utah State Fair
57 Corporation Act; [
58 (c) may:
59 (i) require that any lease entered into under Subsection (2)(a) grants the division the
60 right to unilaterally terminate the lease at its discretion; and
61 (ii) provide a process to determine compensation, if any, the division shall pay the
62 corporation for termination of the lease under Subsection (2)(c)(i); and
64 effective date of this act and except as provided in Subsection (3), [
65 corporation under the lease to:
66 (i) obtain the approval of the State Building Board before demolishing a facility at the
67 state fair park; and
68 (ii) include the approval requirement described in Subsection (2)[
69 sublease entered into, renewed, or amended after the effective date of this act.
70 (3) (a) The approval required under Subsection (2)[
71 demolished in accordance with a contract entered into but not amended before the effective
72 date of this act.
73 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), before a facility described in Subsection (3)(a)
74 is demolished, the corporation shall notify the division concerning any demolishing of the
76 (4) The State Building Board shall notify the state historic preservation office of any
77 State Building Board meeting at which consideration will be given to a proposal to demolish
78 facilities at the state fair park.
79 (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), the division may review and adjust the amount
80 of any payments made by the corporation under the lease every three years beginning July 1,
82 (b) (i) [
83 division may lease the state fair park to the corporation for a period [
84 years, if the corporation demonstrates to the satisfaction of the division that the [
86 private or public entity.
87 (ii) The corporation may enter into a sublease of up to 50 years, subject to satisfying
88 the requirements of Subsections (2)[
89 (6) The state shall assume the responsibilities of the corporation under any contract that
90 is in effect on the day a lease between the division and the corporation terminates if:
91 (a) the contract is for the lease or construction of a building or facility at the state park;
93 (b) the lease between the division and the corporation is terminated in accordance with
94 Subsection (2)(b)(iv).
95 (7) (a) Payments made by the corporation under a lease with the division shall be
96 deposited into the Capital Project Fund.
97 (b) If, in accordance with Subsection [
98 under a lease with the division are increased from the amount paid on July 1, 1997, the lease
99 payments made by the division shall be dedicated to capital improvements at the state fair park
100 unless, as part of the capital budget, the Legislature directs that the monies be used for other
101 capital improvements.
102 (8) (a) A debt or obligation contracted by the corporation is a debt or obligation of the
104 (b) The state is not liable for and assumes no legal or moral responsibility for any debt
105 or obligation described in Subsection (8)(a), unless the Legislature through statute or an
106 appropriation act specifically:
107 (i) authorizes the corporation to contract for that debt or obligation; and
108 (ii) accepts liability for or assumes responsibility for the debt or obligation.
109 Section 2. Effective date.
110 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
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