(Senate Bill 58)
An Act to make an appropriation for the construction of a new state public health laboratory and the renovation of the existing laboratory and to declare an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. The Department of Health may contract for the construction, completion, furnishing, and equipping of a new state public health laboratory, and for the renovation of its existing laboratory facility in Pierre. Contract and funding authority includes costs associated with heating, plumbing, water, sewer, and electric systems, architectural and engineering services, and laboratory equipment for an estimated cost of $69,615,000, subject to any adjustments pursuant to section 3 of this Act.
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $69,615,000 in federal fund expenditure authority to the Department of Health to construct, equip, and renovate the facilities described in section 1 of this Act.
Section 3. The Department of Health may adjust such cost estimates to reflect the 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 section 1 of this Act. Any adjustments to construction cost estimates for the project may not exceed one hundred and twenty-five percent of the estimated project construction cost stated in section 1 of this Act.
Section 4. The commissioner of the Bureau of Administration and the secretary of the Department of Health shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 5. The Bureau of Administration, pursuant to chapter 5-14, shall supervise the design, renovation, and construction of facilities approved 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 18, 2022
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