Chief Sponsor: Val L. Peterson

Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton


8     Committee Note:
9          The Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission recommended this bill.
10               Membership:     5 legislators     18 non-legislators
11               Legislative Vote:     3 voting for     0 voting against     2 absent
12     General Description:
13          This bill modifies the powers of the State Armory Board.
14     Highlighted Provisions:
15          This bill:
16          ▸     authorizes electronic meetings;
17          ▸     specifies when official action may be taken; and
18          ▸     restricts the use of proceeds from the sale of armories and army premises.
19     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20          None
21     Other Special Clauses:
22          None
23     Utah Code Sections Affected:
24     AMENDS:
25          39-2-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 106

27     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

28          Section 1. Section 39-2-2 is amended to read:
29          39-2-2. Powers of State Armory Board.
30          (1) The board shall supervise and control the armories and arsenals, and all real
31     property held or acquired for the military purposes of the state.
32          (2) The board may:
33          (a) provide suitable armories and arsenals for the different organizations of the
34     National Guard;
35          (b) lease buildings for armory and arsenal purposes throughout the state wherever
36     necessary for the use of organizations of the National Guard and for the storage of state and
37     government property at a rental that the board considers reasonable;
38          (c) erect armories and arsenals at places within the state that it considers necessary
39     upon lands to which it has acquired the legal title;
40          (d) expend military funds to acquire legal title to lands and to construct armories and
41     arsenals; [and]
42          (e) lease land that it holds under Subsection (1) to Department of Defense agencies for
43     military purposes; and
44          (f) conduct meetings and take official action in person or as necessary via electronic
45     means, including telephone or video teleconferencing, or a combination of these methods.
46          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), the board may take options for the purchase of any
47     premises under lease to the state for armory and arsenal purposes:
48          (i) at any time during the life of the lease; and
49          (ii) when the purchase is in the state's interest.
50          (b) An option is not binding upon the board until it is approved by the Legislature.
51          (4) (a) Before legally binding the state to sell any armory, army premises, or other real
52     property owned by the National Guard, the board shall submit a description of the proposed
53     sale to the Legislative Management Committee for its review and recommendations.
54          (b) Before legally binding the state to purchase any interest in real property, the board
55     shall submit a description of the proposed sale to the Legislative Management Committee for
56     its review and recommendations.
57          (c) The Legislative Management Committee shall review each proposal and may:
58          (i) recommend that the board complete the purchase or sale; or

59          (ii) recommend that the board not complete the purchase or sale.
60          (5) The proceeds from the sales of armories and army premises authorized by this
61     section shall be appropriated to the State Armory Board to be applied toward the acquisition
62     and sale of real property, and the construction of new armories.

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