Chief Sponsor: Val L. Peterson

Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies the powers of the State Armory Board.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     authorizes electronic meetings;
13          ▸     specifies when official action may be taken; and
14          ▸     restricts the use of proceeds from the sale of armories and army premises.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          39-2-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 106

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 39-2-2 is amended to read:
25          39-2-2. Powers of State Armory Board.
26          (1) The board shall supervise and control the armories and arsenals, and all real
27     property held or acquired for the military purposes of the state.
28          (2) The board may:
29          (a) provide suitable armories and arsenals for the different organizations of the

30     National Guard;
31          (b) lease buildings for armory and arsenal purposes throughout the state wherever
32     necessary for the use of organizations of the National Guard and for the storage of state and
33     government property at a rental that the board considers reasonable;
34          (c) erect armories and arsenals at places within the state that it considers necessary
35     upon lands to which it has acquired the legal title;
36          (d) expend military funds to acquire legal title to lands and to construct armories and
37     arsenals; [and]
38          (e) lease land that it holds under Subsection (1) to Department of Defense agencies for
39     military purposes; and
40          (f) conduct meetings and take official action in person or as necessary via electronic
41     means, including telephone or video teleconferencing, or a combination of these methods.
42          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), the board may take options for the purchase of any
43     premises under lease to the state for armory and arsenal purposes:
44          (i) at any time during the life of the lease; and
45          (ii) when the purchase is in the state's interest.
46          (b) An option is not binding upon the board until it is approved by the Legislature.
47          (4) (a) Before legally binding the state to sell any armory, army premises, or other real
48     property owned by the National Guard, the board shall submit a description of the proposed
49     sale to the Legislative Management Committee for its review and recommendations.
50          (b) Before legally binding the state to purchase any interest in real property, the board
51     shall submit a description of the proposed sale to the Legislative Management Committee for
52     its review and recommendations.
53          (c) The Legislative Management Committee shall review each proposal and may:
54          (i) recommend that the board complete the purchase or sale; or
55          (ii) recommend that the board not complete the purchase or sale.
56          (5) The proceeds from the sales of armories and army premises authorized by this
57     section shall be appropriated to the State Armory Board to be applied toward the acquisition

58     and sale of real property, and the construction of new armories.