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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 . repeals the July 1, 2014, sunset date on the provision requiring the State Building
20 Board, in prioritizing capital improvements, to allocate at least 80% of the funds the
21 Legislature appropriates for certain capital improvements;
22 . repeals the July 1, 2014, sunset date on the provision requiring the State Building
23 Board, in prioritizing capital improvements, to allocate no more than 20% of the
24 funds the Legislature appropriates for capital improvements to remodeling and
25 aesthetic upgrades or the construction of an addition to an existing building or
26 facility; and
27 . makes technical corrections.
28 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
30 Other Special Clauses:
32 Utah Code Sections Affected:
34 63A-5-104 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 250 and 409
35 63I-1-263 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 28, 62, 101, 167, 250, and
38 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
39 Section 1. Section 63A-5-104 is amended to read:
40 63A-5-104. Definitions -- Capital development and capital improvement process
41 -- Approval requirements -- Limitations on new projects -- Emergencies.
42 (1) As used in this section:
43 (a) "Capital developments" means a:
44 (i) remodeling, site, or utility project with a total cost of $2,500,000 or more;
45 (ii) new facility with a construction cost of $500,000 or more; or
46 (iii) purchase of real property where an appropriation is requested to fund the purchase.
47 (b) "Capital improvements" means a:
48 (i) remodeling, alteration, replacement, or repair project with a total cost of less than
50 (ii) site and utility improvement with a total cost of less than $2,500,000; or
51 (iii) new facility with a total construction cost of less than $500,000.
52 (c) (i) "New facility" means the construction of a new building on state property
53 regardless of funding source.
54 (ii) "New facility" includes:
55 (A) an addition to an existing building; and
56 (B) the enclosure of space that was not previously fully enclosed.
57 (iii) "New facility" does not mean:
58 (A) the replacement of state-owned space that is demolished or that is otherwise
59 removed from state use, if the total construction cost of the replacement space is less than
60 $2,500,000; or
61 (B) the construction of facilities that do not fully enclose a space.
62 (d) "Replacement cost of existing state facilities and infrastructure" means the
63 replacement cost, as determined by the Division of Risk Management, of state facilities,
64 excluding auxiliary facilities as defined by the State Building Board and the replacement cost
65 of infrastructure as defined by the State Building Board.
66 (e) "State funds" means public money appropriated by the Legislature.
67 (2) The State Building Board, on behalf of all state agencies, commissions,
68 departments, and institutions shall submit its capital development recommendations and
69 priorities to the Legislature for approval and prioritization.
70 (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (3)(b), (d), and (e), a capital development
71 project may not be constructed on state property without legislative approval.
72 (b) Legislative approval is not required for a capital development project that consists
73 of the design or construction of a new facility if the State Building Board determines that:
74 (i) the requesting state agency, commission, department, or institution has provided
75 adequate assurance that:
76 (A) state funds will not be used for the design or construction of the facility; and
77 (B) the state agency, commission, department, or institution has a plan for funding in
78 place that will not require increased state funding to cover the cost of operations and
79 maintenance to, or state funding for, immediate or future capital improvements to the resulting
80 facility; and
81 (ii) the use of the state property is:
82 (A) appropriate and consistent with the master plan for the property; and
83 (B) will not create an adverse impact on the state.
84 (c) (i) The Division of Facilities Construction and Management shall maintain a record
85 of facilities constructed under the exemption provided in Subsection (3)(b).
86 (ii) For facilities constructed under the exemption provided in Subsection (3)(b), a state
87 agency, commission, department, or institution may not request:
88 (A) increased state funds for operations and maintenance; or
89 (B) state capital improvement funding.
90 (d) Legislative approval is not required for:
91 (i) the renovation, remodeling, or retrofitting of an existing facility with nonstate funds
92 that has been approved by the State Building Board;
93 (ii) a facility to be built with nonstate funds and owned by nonstate entities within
94 research park areas at the University of Utah and Utah State University;
95 (iii) a facility to be built at This is the Place State Park by This is the Place Foundation
96 with funds of the foundation, including grant money from the state, or with donated services or
98 (iv) a capital project that:
99 (A) is funded by:
100 (I) the Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund; or
101 (II) the Navajo Revitalization Fund; and
102 (B) does not provide a new facility for a state agency or higher education institution; or
103 (v) a capital project on school and institutional trust lands that is funded by the School
104 and Institutional Trust Lands Administration from the Land Grant Management Fund and that
105 does not fund construction of a new facility for a state agency or higher education institution.
106 (e) (i) Legislative approval is not required for capital development projects to be built
107 for the Department of Transportation:
108 (A) as a result of an exchange of real property under Section 72-5-111 ; or
109 (B) as a result of a sale or exchange of real property from a maintenance facility if the
110 real property is exchanged for, or the proceeds from the sale of the real property are used for,
111 another maintenance facility, including improvements for a maintenance facility and real
113 (ii) When the Department of Transportation approves a sale or exchange under
114 Subsection (3)(e), it shall notify the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House, and the
115 cochairs of the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee of the
116 Legislature's Joint Appropriation Committee about any new facilities to be built or improved
117 under this exemption.
118 (4) (a) (i) The State Building Board, on behalf of all state agencies, commissions,
119 departments, and institutions shall by January 15 of each year, submit a list of anticipated
120 capital improvement requirements to the Legislature for review and approval.
121 (ii) The list shall identify:
122 (A) a single project that costs more than $1,000,000;
123 (B) multiple projects within a single building or facility that collectively cost more than
125 (C) a single project that will be constructed over multiple years with a yearly cost of
126 $1,000,000 or more and an aggregate cost of more than $2,500,000;
127 (D) multiple projects within a single building or facility with a yearly cost of
128 $1,000,000 or more and an aggregate cost of more than $2,500,000;
129 (E) a single project previously reported to the Legislature as a capital improvement
130 project under $1,000,000 that, because of an increase in costs or scope of work, will now cost
131 more than $1,000,000; and
132 (F) multiple projects within a single building or facility previously reported to the
133 Legislature as a capital improvement project under $1,000,000 that, because of an increase in
134 costs or scope of work, will now cost more than $1,000,000.
135 (b) Unless otherwise directed by the Legislature, the State Building Board shall
136 prioritize capital improvements from the list submitted to the Legislature up to the level of
137 appropriation made by the Legislature.
138 (c) In prioritizing capital improvements, the State Building Board shall consider the
139 results of facility evaluations completed by an architect/engineer as stipulated by the building
140 board's facilities maintenance standards.
141 (d) Beginning on July 1, 2013, in prioritizing capital improvements, the State Building
142 Board shall allocate at least 80% of the funds that the Legislature appropriates for capital
143 improvements to:
144 (i) projects that address:
145 (A) a structural issue;
146 (B) fire safety;
147 (C) a code violation; or
148 (D) any issue that impacts health and safety;
149 (ii) projects that upgrade:
150 (A) an HVAC system;
151 (B) an electrical system;
152 (C) essential equipment;
153 (D) an essential building component; or
154 (E) infrastructure, including a utility tunnel, water line, gas line, sewer line, roof,
155 parking lot, or road; or
156 (iii) projects that demolish and replace an existing building that is in extensive
157 disrepair and cannot be fixed by repair or maintenance.
158 (e) Beginning on July 1, 2013, in prioritizing capital improvements, the State Building
159 Board shall allocate no more than 20% of the funds that the Legislature appropriates for capital
160 improvements to:
161 (i) remodeling and aesthetic upgrades to meet state programmatic needs; or
162 (ii) construct an addition to an existing building or facility.
163 (f) The State Building Board may require an entity that benefits from a capital
164 improvement project to repay the capital improvement funds from savings that result from the
166 (g) The State Building Board may provide capital improvement funding to a single
167 project, or to multiple projects within a single building or facility, even if the total cost of the
168 project or multiple projects is $2,500,000 or more, if:
169 (i) the capital improvement project or multiple projects require more than one year to
170 complete; and
171 (ii) the Legislature has affirmatively authorized the capital improvement project or
172 multiple projects to be funded in phases.
173 (5) The Legislature may authorize:
174 (a) the total square feet to be occupied by each state agency; and
175 (b) the total square feet and total cost of lease space for each agency.
176 (6) If construction of a new building or facility will be paid for by nonstate funds, but
177 will require an immediate or future increase in state funding for operations and maintenance or
178 for capital improvements, the Legislature may not authorize the new building or facility until
179 the Legislature appropriates funds for:
180 (a) the portion of operations and maintenance, if any, that will require an immediate or
181 future increase in state funding; and
182 (b) the portion of capital improvements, if any, that will require an immediate or future
183 increase in state funding.
184 (7) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b) or (c), the Legislature may not fund the
185 design or construction of any new capital development projects, except to complete the funding
186 of projects for which partial funding has been previously provided, until the Legislature has
187 appropriated 1.1% of the replacement cost of existing state facilities and infrastructure to
188 capital improvements.
189 (b) (i) As used in this Subsection (7)(b):
190 (A) "Education Fund budget deficit" is as defined in Section 63J-1-312 ; and
191 (B) "General Fund budget deficit" is as defined in Section 63J-1-312 .
192 (ii) If the Legislature determines that an Education Fund budget deficit or a General
193 Fund budget deficit exists, the Legislature may, in eliminating the deficit, reduce the amount
194 appropriated to capital improvements to 0.9% of the replacement cost of state buildings and
196 (c) (i) The requirements under Subsections (6)(a) and (b) do not apply to the 2008-09,
197 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 fiscal years.
198 (ii) For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the amount appropriated to capital improvements shall
199 be reduced to 0.9% of the replacement cost of state facilities.
200 (8) (a) If, after approval of capital development and capital improvement priorities by
201 the Legislature under this section, emergencies arise that create unforeseen critical capital
202 improvement projects, the State Building Board may, notwithstanding the requirements of Title
203 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, reallocate capital improvement funds to address
204 those projects.
205 (b) The State Building Board shall report any changes it makes in capital improvement
206 allocations approved by the Legislature to:
207 (i) the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst within 30 days of the reallocation; and
208 (ii) the Legislature at its next annual general session.
209 (9) (a) The State Building Board may adopt a rule allocating to institutions and
210 agencies their proportionate share of capital improvement funding.
211 (b) The State Building Board shall ensure that the rule:
212 (i) reserves funds for the Division of Facilities Construction and Management for
213 emergency projects; and
214 (ii) allows the delegation of projects to some institutions and agencies with the
215 requirement that a report of expenditures will be filed annually with the Division of Facilities
216 Construction and Management and appropriate governing bodies.
217 (10) It is the intent of the Legislature that in funding capital improvement requirements
218 under this section the General Fund be considered as a funding source for at least half of those
220 (11) (a) Subject to Subsection (11)(b), at least 80% of the state funds appropriated for
221 capital improvements shall be used for maintenance or repair of the existing building or
223 (b) The State Building Board may modify the requirement described in Subsection
224 (11)(a) if the State Building Board determines that a different allocation of capital
225 improvements funds is in the best interest of the state.
226 Section 2. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
227 63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63M.
228 (1) Section 63A-4-204 , authorizing the Risk Management Fund to provide coverage to
229 any public school district which chooses to participate, is repealed July 1, 2016.
234 July 1, 2018.
238 repealed July 1, 2014.
241 award a contract for a design-build transportation project in certain circumstances, is repealed
242 July 1, 2015.
244 July 1, 2020.
246 63J-4-501 , is repealed July 1, 2015.
249 Act, is repealed January 1, 2021.
250 (b) Subject to Subsection [
251 tax credits for certain persons in recycling market development zones, are repealed for taxable
252 years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
253 (c) A person may not claim a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 :
254 (i) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section 59-7-610 or
255 59-10-1007 , if the machinery or equipment is purchased on or after January 1, 2021; or
256 (ii) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), if
257 the expenditure is made on or after January 1, 2021.
258 (d) Notwithstanding Subsections [
259 tax credit in accordance with Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 if:
260 (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 ; and
261 (ii) (A) for the purchase price of machinery or equipment described in Section
262 59-7-610 or 59-10-1007 , the machinery or equipment is purchased on or before December 31,
263 2020; or
264 (B) for an expenditure described in Subsection 59-7-610 (1)(b) or 59-10-1007 (1)(b), the
265 expenditure is made on or before December 31, 2020.
267 (b) (i) The Legislature shall, before reauthorizing the Health Care Compact:
268 (A) direct the Health System Reform Task Force to evaluate the issues listed in
269 Subsection [
270 Legislature to use to negotiate the terms of the Health Care Compact; and
271 (B) prior to July 1, 2014, seek amendments to the Health Care Compact among the
272 member states that the Legislature determines are appropriate after considering the
273 recommendations of the Health System Reform Task Force.
274 (ii) The Health System Reform Task Force shall evaluate and develop criteria for the
275 Legislature regarding:
276 (A) the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act;
277 (B) whether Utah is likely to be required to implement any part of the Affordable Care
278 Act prior to negotiating the compact with the federal government, such as Medicaid expansion
279 in 2014;
280 (C) whether the compact's current funding formula, based on adjusted 2010 state
281 expenditures, is the best formula for Utah and other state compact members to use for
282 establishing the block grants from the federal government;
283 (D) whether the compact's calculation of current year inflation adjustment factor,
284 without consideration of the regional medical inflation rate in the current year, is adequate to
285 protect the state from increased costs associated with administering a state based Medicaid and
286 a state based Medicare program;
287 (E) whether the state has the flexibility it needs under the compact to implement and
288 fund state based initiatives, or whether the compact requires uniformity across member states
289 that does not benefit Utah;
290 (F) whether the state has the option under the compact to refuse to take over the federal
291 Medicare program;
292 (G) whether a state based Medicare program would provide better benefits to the
293 elderly and disabled citizens of the state than a federally run Medicare program;
294 (H) whether the state has the infrastructure necessary to implement and administer a
295 better state based Medicare program;
296 (I) whether the compact appropriately delegates policy decisions between the
297 legislative and executive branches of government regarding the development and
298 implementation of the compact with other states and the federal government; and
299 (J) the impact on public health activities, including communicable disease surveillance
300 and epidemiology.
302 63M-7-504 , is repealed July 1, 2017.
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