CHAPTER 101

(HB 1013)

Appropriation to the Board of Regents
for the construction and maintenance of various facilities.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  make an appropriation to the Board of Regents for the construction, remodeling, or renovation of various structures or facilities on the campuses of the state's universities to provide additional support for women's athletic programs in furtherance of the policies and objectives of Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972.

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

     Section  1.  The Board of Regents may 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 accomplish, the projects enumerated in section 3 of this Act, all at the estimated cost of three million ten thousand seven hundred fourteen dollars.

     Section  2.  There is hereby appropriated the sum of three hundred twenty-three thousand seven hundred fourteen dollars ( $323,714 ) from the higher education facilities fund, and two million six hundred eighty-seven thousand dollars ( $2,687,000 ) from other funds available to the universities for the projects specified in section 3 of this Act.

     Section  3.  The projects authorized in section 1 of this Act are the following projects, together with their pertinent appropriations:

             (1)    At Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, projects to upgrade a locker room, provide office space for coaches, and create practice and competition softball fields, all for an estimated cost of one million nine hundred sixty-nine thousand seven hundred fourteen dollars of which three hundred twenty-three thousand seven hundred fourteen dollars ($323,714) is to be appropriated from the higher education facilities fund allocated to the university as part of its annual maintenance and repair allocation, and one million six hundred forty-six thousand dollars ($1,646,000) is to be appropriated from other funds available to the university;

             (2)    At Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, projects to upgrade softball dugouts, acquire portable fencing for the softball field, upgrade the soccer field, and upgrade locker room space, all for an estimated cost of eighty-five thousand five hundred dollars ($85,500), to be appropriated from other funds available to the university;

             (3)    At Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, projects to upgrade soccer fields and to provide office space for coaches, all for an estimated cost of thirty-four thousand five hundred dollars ($34,500), to be appropriated from other funds available to the university;

             (4)    At South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, a project to upgrade softball facilities for an estimated cost of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000), to be appropriated from other funds available to the university;

             (5)    At the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, projects to renovate showers and locker rooms, to improve softball fields, soccer fields and their seating, and to make improvements to the indoor tennis facility, all for an estimated cost of seven hundred ninety-six thousand dollars ($796,000), to be appropriated from other funds available to the university.

     Section  4.  The Board of Regents may accept, transfer, and expend any 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 herein.

     Section  5.  The design and construction of the facilities approved by this Act shall be under the general supervision of the Bureau of Administration as provided in §  5-14-2. The commissioner of the Bureau of Administration and 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.  No general fund dollars may be used for the maintenance and repair of the facilities authorized by this Act.

     Signed February 28, 2006
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