Appropriation to the Board of Regents
for a natural resources research and support facility.
ENTITLED, An Act to authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of a natural resources research and support facility at South Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.
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 demolition of existing facilities, removal of rubbish, site preparation, construction, furnishing, and equipping of a natural resources research and support facility at South Dakota 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 three hundred fifty thousand dollars, subject to permitted adjustments pursuant to section 3 of this Act.
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated for the purposes authorized in this Act the sum of three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, in other fund expenditure authority to the Board of Regents to be drawn from funds received from an insurance settlement for a facility totally destroyed by fire, from sponsored program facilities and services funds, and from fees for services, 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.
Section 7. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
Signed March 8, 2017