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HB21-1274

Unused State-owned Real Property Beneficial Use

Concerning the beneficial use of unused state-owned real property, and, in connection therewith, directing the department of personnel to inventory such property and use such property to promote affordable housing, child care, public schools, residential mental and behavioral health care, and renewable energy development.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Capital Construction
Housing
Natural Resources & Environment
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires the department of personnel (department) to create and maintain an inventory of unused state-owned real property and to determine whether the unused state-owned real property identified is suitable for construction of affordable housing or placement of renewable energy facilities, or if such property is suitable for other purposes. The bill defines unused state-owned real property as real property owned by or under the control of a state agency, not including the division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources and not including the state board of land commissioners or any state institution of higher education.

The department is authorized to seek proposals from qualified developers to construct affordable housing , child care facilities, residential mental and behavioral health care facilities, or to place renewable energy facilities on unused state-owned real property that the department has deemed suitable. Budget requests for those purposes must be made through the current budgetary process; except that budget requests may not be made through a request for a supplemental appropriation.

The department is authorized to enter into contracts with qualified developers for proposals to construct affordable housing, child care facilities, residential mental and behavioral health care facilities, or to place renewable energy facilities on unused state-owned real property that the department has deemed suitable, subject to available appropriations. Prior to entering into contracts, the department must first submit a report to capital development committee (CDC) that outlines the anticipated use of the property. The department may not enter into contracts without the approval of the CDC.

The bill creates the unused state-owned real property cash fund to which the state treasurer is required to credit all proceeds from the sale, rent, or lease of unused state-owned real property.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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