(Senate Bill 84)
An Act to make an appropriation for the design, renovation, and construction of a multi-purpose facility at the 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, and construction of a multi-purpose facility at the 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 such other facilities, services, and actions necessary to complete the project. The cost of the project is $6,000,000, subject to any adjustments permitted by this Act.
Section 2. The cost estimates contained in this Act are stated in 2021 values. The Board of Regents may adjust the cost estimates to reflect project inflation, as measured by the Building Cost Index, reported by the Engineering News Record, and make additional expenditures required to comply with regulations adopted after the effective date of this Act, or expend additional sums received pursuant to section 3 of this Act. Adjustments to design and construction cost estimates for the project may not exceed one hundred twenty-five percent of the estimated project 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, renovation, 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.
Signed March 24, 2022
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