Board of Regents maintenance and repair appropriation.
It is in the public interest that the South Dakota Building Authority contract for the
construction, completion, furnishing, equipping, and maintaining of, including heating, air
conditioning, plumbing, water, sewer, electric facilities, sidewalks, parking, landscaping,
architectural and engineering services, asbestos abatement, removal of existing roofing and
structures, and such other services or actions as may be required to complete maintenance and
repair projects selected by the Board of Regents as critical to facility safety and function at
academic and support facilities on the university campuses, all at the estimated cost of eight
million six hundred thousand dollars ($8,600,000). The South Dakota Building Authority may
finance the project costs, together with any related costs of financing, through the issuance of
revenue bonds, in accordance with this Act and chapter 5-12.
The Board of Regents may make and enter into a lease agreement with the Building
Authority relating to any projects described in section 1 of this Act and make rental payments
under the terms thereof pursuant to chapter 5-12 from appropriations to be made by the Legislature
pursuant to chapter 5-12. In addition, the Board of Regents may assess and collect special
maintenance and repair fees from students and use such fees to pay or supplement any rental
payments, or reduce the amount of appropriations otherwise required, for such rental payments.
Such fees shall be deposited in a special fund established for the purposes of this Act and used to
reduce the amount of appropriations required to pay rentals under the lease with the Building
Authority. Upon receipt of payment of the balance of rental payments made under the terms of any
lease entered into pursuant to section 2 of this Act, the Building Authority shall convey the
property leased under the lease to the Board of Regents pursuant to
Section 3. No indebtedness, bond, or obligation included or created under the authority of this Act may be or may become a lien, charge, or liability against the State of South Dakota, nor against
the property or funds of the State of South Dakota within the meaning of the Constitution or
statutes of the state.
The Building Authority and the Board of Regents may accept, transfer, and expend
any property or funds obtained for these purposes from federal sources, gifts, contributions, or any
other source, all of which shall be deemed appropriated to the projects authorized by this Act in
addition to the amounts otherwise authorized by this Act.
The administration of the design and construction of the projects authorized in this
Act shall be under the general charge and supervision of the Bureau of Administration as provided
in chapter 5-14. The executive director of the Board of Regents and the executive secretary of the
Building Authority, or their designees, shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw
warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
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.