Authority Of Public-private Collaboration Unit For Housing
The public-private collaboration unit (unit) in the department of personnel (department) promotes the use of public-private partnerships between state public entities such as departments, agencies, or subdivisions of the executive branch of state government, and private partners as a tool for time and cost-efficient completion of public projects. The bill authorizes the unit to undertake additional functions in connection with public projects that provide housing including:
- Accepting gifts, grants, and donations, which if monetary, are to be credited to the unused state-owned real property fund (fund);
- Utilizing proceeds from real estate transactions and revenue from public-private agreements;
- Acting as an agent on behalf of the department in real estate transactions using real property that upon approval by the governor has been deeded to the department by a state public entity, including for the purchase, transfer, exchange, sale and disposition, and lease of real property; and
- Establishing a process for using requests for information to solicit public projects.
The bill also allows the department and the unit to use money from the fund to facilitate these additional functions by the unit in connection with public projects that provide housing and for the standard operating expenses of the unit.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)