2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 85

(HB 1010)

Appropriation to the Board of Regents
for NSU Regional Science Education Center.


        ENTITLED, An Act to authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the NSU Regional Science Education Center at Northern State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. The Board of Regents is hereby authorized to contract for the planning, site preparation, construction, furnishing, and equipping of the NSU Regional Science Education Center at Northern State University, together with furnishings and equipment, including heating, air conditioning, plumbing, water, sewer, electric facilities, sidewalks, parking, landscaping, architectural and engineering services, asbestos abatement, and such other services or actions as may be required to accomplish the project, for an estimated cost of twenty-five million one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars, subject to permitted adjustments pursuant to section 3 of this Act.

    Section 2. There is hereby appropriated the sum of twenty-five million one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($25,175,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, in other fund expenditure authority to the Board of Regents from gifts donated for the purposes of this Act, together with any additional sums received pursuant to section 4 of this Act, and permitted adjustments pursuant to section 3 of this Act.

    Section 3. The cost estimates contained in this Act have been stated in terms of 2016 values. The Board of Regents may adjust the cost estimates to reflect inflation as measured by the Building Cost Index reported by the Engineering News Record, additional expenditures required to comply with regulations adopted after the effective date of this Act, or additional sums received pursuant to section 4 of this Act. However, any adjustments to construction cost estimates for the project may not exceed one hundred twenty-five percent of the estimated project construction cost stated in section 1 of this Act.

    Section 4. The Board of Regents may accept, transfer, and expend any funds obtained for the projects authorized in this Act from federal sources, donations, or any other external sources, all of which comprise a special fund for the benefitted project. All moneys deposited into that fund are hereby appropriated to the projects authorized by this Act, subject to the limitations stated in sections 1 to 3, inclusive, of this Act.

    Section 5. The administration of the design and construction of the project authorized in this Act shall be under the general charge and supervision of the Bureau of Administration as provided in chapter 5-14.

    Section 6. The executive director of the Board of Regents shall approve vouchers and the

state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

     Signed March 2, 2017
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