21.701.12 96th Legislative Session 447

2021 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 192

Introduced by: Senator Cammack

An Act to provide an appropriation for the renovation and upgrading of the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Field Station and to declare an emergency.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of $6,000,000 to the Board of Regents, for purposes of contracting for the design, renovation, construction, attendant demolition work, remodeling, and upgrading of the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Field Station of the Agricultural Experiment Station, located in Jackson County, South Dakota, together with furnishings and equipment, including heating, air conditioning, plumbing, water, sewer, electric facilities, sidewalks, parking, landscaping, architectural and engineering services, and other services or actions as necessary to complete the project. The cost of the project is $6,000,000, subject to any adjustments permitted by this Act.

The project is intended to create a modern beef cattle and range station, with world-class research capabilities and includes:

(1) The acquisition and installation of precision technology to enhance the station's research capabilities and outreach capacities; and

(2) The construction of a modern indoor facility with adjustable holding pens, an adjacent classroom and viewing area, new handling equipment, and a monoslope cattle feeding facility.

Section 2. The cost estimates contained in this Act are stated in 2020 values. The Board of Regents may adjust such cost estimates to reflect inflation, as measured by the Building Cost Index, reported by the Engineering News Record and additional expenditures required to comply with regulations adopted after the effective date of this Act, or additional sums received pursuant to this Act. Adjustments to construction cost estimates for the project may not exceed one hundred twenty-five percent of the estimated project construction cost, as stated in section 1 of this Act.

Section 3. 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.

Section 4. The administration of the design and construction of the project authorized in this Act is under the general charge and supervision of the Bureau of Administration, as provided for in chapter 5-14.

Section 5. 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 6. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

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.

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