lease cost review board; repeal
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2312
amending section 41-792, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to Management of State Properties.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 41-792, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
41-792. Leases for privately owned office space; square footage lease costs
A. A lease cost review board is established. Board membership consists of the director or the director's designee and four members appointed by the director, as follows:
1. Three directors of other state agencies.
2. A staff member of the joint legislative budget committee.
B. The term of office of appointed members is three years. A director of a state agency may appoint an employee of the agency to serve on the committee in the director's stead.
C. Before July 1 of each even-numbered year, the lease cost review board shall:
1. Estimate an average square foot dollar cost for the following two fiscal years for leasing privately owned office space.
2. Recommend to the director a rental rate to be charged to state agencies for using space in buildings owned by or leased to this state.
D. A. Leases proposed to be entered into by a state agency for privately owned office space must be approved by the director, or in the case of the state universities, by the Arizona board of regents. Before August 1 of each even-numbered year, the director and the board shall each submit a report to the joint committee on capital review governor's office and joint legislative budget committee that lists all leases that were approved during the prior two fiscal years and that exceeded the average square foot dollar cost estimated for the prior fiscal year pursuant to subsection C B of this section.
B. Before July 1 of each even-numbered year, the director shall estimate an average square foot dollar cost for the following two fiscal years for leasing privately owned office space.
C. Before July 1 of each fiscal year, the director shall recommend to the governor's office a rental rate to be charged to state agencies for using space in buildings that are owned by or leased to this state.