S.B. 172 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Utah Administrative Services Code by amending provisions
11 relating to capital improvement and capital development projects.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . adds infrastructure to the definition of replacement cost of existing state facilities;
15 . adds infrastructure to the prohibition that the Legislature may not fund the design or
16 construction of any new capital development projects until the Legislature has
17 appropriated a certain percentage of the replacement cost of existing state facilities
18 and infrastructure to capital improvements;
19 . prohibits the Legislature from funding the programming, design, and construction of
20 a new building or facility in phases over more than one year unless the Legislature
21 has approved each phase of the funding for the construction of the new building or
22 facility by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each
24 . repeals the July 1, 2014, sunset date on the provision requiring the State Building
25 Board, in prioritizing capital improvements, to allocate at least 80% of the funds the
26 Legislature appropriates for certain capital improvements;
27 . repeals the July 1, 2014, sunset date on the provision requiring the State Building
28 Board, in prioritizing capital improvements, to allocate no more than 20% of the
29 funds the Legislature appropriates for capital improvements to remodeling and
30 aesthetic upgrades or the construction of an addition to an existing building or facility; and
31 . makes technical corrections.
32 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
34 Other Special Clauses:
36 Utah Code Sections Affected:
38 63A-5-104 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 250 and 409
39 63I-1-263 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 28, 62, 101, 167, 250, and
42 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
43 Section 1. Section 63A-5-104 is amended to read:
44 63A-5-104. Definitions -- Capital development and capital improvement process
45 -- Approval requirements -- Limitations on new projects -- Emergencies.
46 (1) As used in this section:
47 (a) "Capital developments" means a:
48 (i) remodeling, site, or utility project with a total cost of $2,500,000 or more;
49 (ii) new facility with a construction cost of $500,000 or more; or
50 (iii) purchase of real property where an appropriation is requested to fund the purchase.
51 (b) "Capital improvements" means a:
52 (i) remodeling, alteration, replacement, or repair project with a total cost of less than
54 (ii) site and utility improvement with a total cost of less than $2,500,000; or
55 (iii) new facility with a total construction cost of less than $500,000.
56 (c) (i) "New facility" means the construction of a new building on state property
57 regardless of funding source.
58 (ii) "New facility" includes:
59 (A) an addition to an existing building; and
60 (B) the enclosure of space that was not previously fully enclosed.
61 (iii) "New facility" does not mean:
62 (A) the replacement of state-owned space that is demolished or that is otherwise
63 removed from state use, if the total construction cost of the replacement space is less than
64 $2,500,000; or
65 (B) the construction of facilities that do not fully enclose a space.
66 (d) "Replacement cost of existing state facilities and infrastructure" means the
67 replacement cost, as determined by the Division of Risk Management, of state facilities,
68 excluding auxiliary facilities as defined by the State Building Board and the replacement cost
69 of infrastructure as defined by the State Building Board.
70 (e) "State funds" means public money appropriated by the Legislature.
71 (2) The State Building Board, on behalf of all state agencies, commissions,
72 departments, and institutions shall submit its capital development recommendations and
73 priorities to the Legislature for approval and prioritization.
74 (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (3)(b), (d), and (e), a capital development
75 project may not be constructed on state property without legislative approval.
76 (b) Legislative approval is not required for a capital development project that consists
77 of the design or construction of a new facility if the State Building Board determines that:
78 (i) the requesting state agency, commission, department, or institution has provided
79 adequate assurance that:
80 (A) state funds will not be used for the design or construction of the facility; and
81 (B) the state agency, commission, department, or institution has a plan for funding in
82 place that will not require increased state funding to cover the cost of operations and
83 maintenance to, or state funding for, immediate or future capital improvements to the resulting
84 facility; and
85 (ii) the use of the state property is:
86 (A) appropriate and consistent with the master plan for the property; and
87 (B) will not create an adverse impact on the state.
88 (c) (i) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall maintain a record
89 of facilities constructed under the exemption provided in Subsection (3)(b).
90 (ii) For facilities constructed under the exemption provided in Subsection (3)(b), a state
91 agency, commission, department, or institution may not request:
92 (A) increased state funds for operations and maintenance; or
93 (B) state capital improvement funding.
94 (d) Legislative approval is not required for:
95 (i) the renovation, remodeling, or retrofitting of an existing facility with nonstate funds
96 that has been approved by the State Building Board;
97 (ii) a facility to be built with nonstate funds and owned by nonstate entities within
98 research park areas at the University of Utah and Utah State University;
99 (iii) a facility to be built at This is the Place State Park by This is the Place Foundation
100 with funds of the foundation, including grant money from the state, or with donated services or
102 (iv) a capital project that:
103 (A) is funded by:
104 (I) the Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund; or
105 (II) the Navajo Revitalization Fund; and
106 (B) does not provide a new facility for a state agency or higher education institution; or
107 (v) a capital project on school and institutional trust lands that is funded by the School
108 and Institutional Trust Lands Administration from the Land Grant Management Fund and that
109 does not fund construction of a new facility for a state agency or higher education institution.
110 (e) (i) Legislative approval is not required for capital development projects to be built
111 for the Department of Transportation:
112 (A) as a result of an exchange of real property under Section 72-5-111 ; or
113 (B) as a result of a sale or exchange of real property from a maintenance facility if the
114 real property is exchanged for, or the proceeds from the sale of the real property are used for,
115 another maintenance facility, including improvements for a maintenance facility and real
117 (ii) When the Department of Transportation approves a sale or exchange under
118 Subsection (3)(e), it shall notify the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House, and the
119 cochairs of the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee of the
120 Legislature's Joint Appropriation Committee about any new facilities to be built or improved
121 under this exemption.
122 (4) (a) (i) The State Building Board, on behalf of all state agencies, commissions,
123 departments, and institutions shall by January 15 of each year, submit a list of anticipated
124 capital improvement requirements to the Legislature for review and approval.
125 (ii) The list shall identify:
126 (A) a single project that costs more than $1,000,000;
127 (B) multiple projects within a single building or facility that collectively cost more than
129 (C) a single project that will be constructed over multiple years with a yearly cost of
130 $1,000,000 or more and an aggregate cost of more than $2,500,000;
131 (D) multiple projects within a single building or facility with a yearly cost of
132 $1,000,000 or more and an aggregate cost of more than $2,500,000;
133 (E) a single project previously reported to the Legislature as a capital improvement
134 project under $1,000,000 that, because of an increase in costs or scope of work, will now cost
135 more than $1,000,000; and
136 (F) multiple projects within a single building or facility previously reported to the
137 Legislature as a capital improvement project under $1,000,000 that, because of an increase in
138 costs or scope of work, will now cost more than $1,000,000.
139 (b) Unless otherwise directed by the Legislature, the State Building Board shall
140 prioritize capital improvements from the list submitted to the Legislature up to the level of
141 appropriation made by the Legislature.
142 (c) In prioritizing capital improvements, the State Building Board shall consider the
143 results of facility evaluations completed by an architect/engineer as stipulated by the building
144 board's facilities maintenance standards.
145 (d) Beginning on July 1, 2013, in prioritizing capital improvements, the State Building
146 Board shall allocate at least 80% of the funds that the Legislature appropriates for capital
147 improvements to:
148 (i) projects that address:
149 (A) a structural issue;
150 (B) fire safety;
151 (C) a code violation; or
152 (D) any issue that impacts health and safety;
153 (ii) projects that upgrade:
154 (A) an HVAC system;
155 (B) an electrical system;
156 (C) essential equipment;
157 (D) an essential building component; or
158 (E) infrastructure, including a utility tunnel, water line, gas line, sewer line, roof,
159 parking lot, or road; or
160 (iii) projects that demolish and replace an existing building that is in extensive
161 disrepair and cannot be fixed by repair or maintenance.
162 (e) Beginning on July 1, 2013, in prioritizing capital improvements, the State Building
163 Board shall allocate no more than 20% of the funds that the Legislature appropriates for capital
164 improvements to:
165 (i) remodeling and aesthetic upgrades to meet state programmatic needs; or
166 (ii) construct an addition to an existing building or facility.
167 (f) The State Building Board may require an entity that benefits from a capital
168 improvement project to repay the capital improvement funds from savings that result from the
170 (g) The State Building Board may provide capital improvement funding to a single
171 project, or to multiple projects within a single building or facility, even if the total cost of the
172 project or multiple projects is $2,500,000 or more, if:
173 (i) the capital improvement project or multiple projects require more than one year to
174 complete; and
175 (ii) the Legislature has affirmatively authorized the capital improvement project or
176 multiple projects to be funded in phases.
177 (5) The Legislature may authorize:
178 (a) the total square feet to be occupied by each state agency; and
179 (b) the total square feet and total cost of lease space for each agency.
180 (6) If construction of a new building or facility will be paid for by nonstate funds, but
181 will require an immediate or future increase in state funding for operations and maintenance or
182 for capital improvements, the Legislature may not authorize the new building or facility until
183 the Legislature appropriates funds for:
184 (a) the portion of operations and maintenance, if any, that will require an immediate or
185 future increase in state funding; and
186 (b) the portion of capital improvements, if any, that will require an immediate or future
187 increase in state funding.
188 (7) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b) or (c), the Legislature may not fund the
189 design or construction of any new capital development projects, except to complete the funding
190 of projects for which partial funding has been previously provided, until the Legislature has
191 appropriated 1.1% of the replacement cost of existing state facilities and infrastructure to
192 capital improvements.
193 (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (7)(b):
194 (A) "Education Fund budget deficit" is as defined in Section 63J-1-312 ; and
195 (B) "General Fund budget deficit" is as defined in Section 63J-1-312 .
196 (ii) If the Legislature determines that an Education Fund budget deficit or a General
197 Fund budget deficit exists, the Legislature may, in eliminating the deficit, reduce the amount
198 appropriated to capital improvements to 0.9% of the replacement cost of state buildings and
200 (c) (i) The requirements under Subsections (6)(a) and (b) do not apply to the 2008-09,
201 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 fiscal years.
202 (ii) For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the amount appropriated to capital improvements shall
203 be reduced to 0.9% of the replacement cost of state facilities.
204 (8) It is the policy of the Legislature that a new building or facility be approved and
205 funded for construction in a single budget action, therefore the Legislature may not fund the
206 programming, design, and construction of a new building or facility in phases over more than
207 one year unless the Legislature has approved each phase of the funding for the construction of
208 the new building or facility by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to
209 each house.
211 priorities by the Legislature under this section, emergencies arise that create unforeseen critical
212 capital improvement projects, the State Building Board may, notwithstanding the requirements
213 of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, reallocate capital improvement funds to
214 address those projects.
215 (b) The State Building Board shall report any changes it makes in capital improvement
216 allocations approved by the Legislature to:
217 (i) the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst within 30 days of the reallocation; and
218 (ii) the Legislature at its next annual general session.
220 agencies their proportionate share of capital improvement funding.
221 (b) The State Building Board shall ensure that the rule:
222 (i) reserves funds for the Division of Facilities Construction and Management for
223 emergency projects; and
224 (ii) allows the delegation of projects to some institutions and agencies with the
225 requirement that a report of expenditures will be filed annually with the Division of Facilities
226 Construction and Management and appropriate governing bodies.
228 requirements under this section the General Fund be considered as a funding source for at least
229 half of those costs.
231 appropriated for capital improvements shall be used for maintenance or repair of the existing
232 building or facility.
233 (b) The State Building Board may modify the requirement described in Subsection
235 improvements funds is in the best interest of the state.
236 Section 2. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
237 63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63M.
238 (1) Section 63A-4-204 , authorizing the Risk Management Fund to provide coverage to
239 any public school district which chooses to participate, is repealed July 1, 2016.
244 July 1, 2018.
248 repealed July 1, 2014.
251 award a contract for a design-build transportation project in certain circumstances, is repealed
252 July 1, 2015.
254 July 1, 2020.
256 63J-4-501 , is repealed July 1, 2015.
259 Act, is repealed January 1, 2021.
260 (b) Subject to Subsection [
261 tax credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
262 years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
263 (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 :
264 (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
265 59-10-1007 , if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
266 (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), if
267 the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
268 (d) Notwithstanding Subsections [
269 tax credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
270 (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 ; and
271 (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
272 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 , the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
273 2020; or
274 (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), the
275 expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
277 (b) (i) The Legislature shall, before reauthorizing the Health Care Compact:
278 (A) direct the Health System Reform Task Force to evaluate the issues listed in
279 Subsection [
280 Legislature to use to negotiate the terms of the Health Care Compact; and
281 (B) prior to July 1, 2014, seek amendments to the Health Care Compact among the
282 member states that the Legislature determines are appropriate after considering the
283 recommendations of the Health System Reform Task Force.
284 (ii) The Health System Reform Task Force shall evaluate and develop criteria for the
285 Legislature regarding:
286 (A) the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act;
287 (B) whether Utah is likely to be required to implement any part of the Affordable Care
288 Act prior to negotiating the compact with the federal government, such as Medicaid expansion
289 in 2014;
290 (C) whether the compact's current funding formula, based on adjusted 2010 state
291 expenditures, is the best formula for Utah and other state compact members to use for
292 establishing the block grants from the federal government;
293 (D) whether the compact's calculation of current year inflation adjustment factor,
294 without consideration of the regional medical inflation rate in the current year, is adequate to
295 protect the state from increased costs associated with administering a state based Medicaid and
296 a state based Medicare program;
297 (E) whether the state has the flexibility it needs under the compact to implement and
298 fund state based initiatives, or whether the compact requires uniformity across member states
299 that does not benefit Utah;
300 (F) whether the state has the option under the compact to refuse to take over the federal
301 Medicare program;
302 (G) whether a state based Medicare program would provide better benefits to the
303 elderly and disabled citizens of the state than a federally run Medicare program;
304 (H) whether the state has the infrastructure necessary to implement and administer a
305 better state based Medicare program;
306 (I) whether the compact appropriately delegates policy decisions between the
307 legislative and executive branches of government regarding the development and
308 implementation of the compact with other states and the federal government; and
309 (J) the impact on public health activities, including communicable disease surveillance
310 and epidemiology.
312 63M-7-504 , is repealed July 1, 2017.
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