HB12-1348

HB12-1348 - Legislative Dept Authority Over Space

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Powers Of The Legislative Department With Respect To Capitol Buildings Group Space, And, In Connection Therewith, Providing For The Designation Of Space For The Members Of The General Assembly, Legislative Staff, And Legislative Staff Agencies And The Furnishing And Equipping Thereof, And Granting The Control Of Legislative Spaces To The Legislative Department.

The bill clarifies that the existing authority of the general assembly to designate and assign space in the capitol building for the use of the legislative department includes access to all tunnels providing access to the subbasements of the capitol, the legislative services building, and the state office building at 1525 Sherman street. Regardless of any law, rule, or provision of any tenant handbook for the capitol complex facilities, the executive committee of the legislative council may grant members and legislative staff access to the tunnels except in certain circumstances. Once the general assembly has control of space on no more than 3 floors of the state office building at 1525 Sherman street, the department of personnel must designate parking space in the state parking lot at Lincoln street and east Colfax avenue to the general assembly based upon the proportion of space the general assembly controls in the state office building at 1525 Sherman street to the total amount of space in that state office building.

The reference to the state museum building is updated to refer to the legislative services building. The general assembly may designate and assign space on no more than 3 floors of the state office building at 1525 Sherman street after the attorney general and the staff of the attorney general vacate the building and may provide for the furnishing and equipping of the office space on those floors in the building as may be necessary for the use of the legislative department. If any of the space in the legislative services building or the state office building at 1525 Sherman street is assigned to the senate or house of representatives, the executive committee of the legislative council of the general assembly shall allocate the space between the 2 houses. Of the space so allocated, the leadership of each house shall assign the space equitably to the major political parties with which members of each house are affiliated.

The legislative department, acting through the executive committee of the legislative council, is granted control of legislative spaces in the capitol, legislative services building, the state office building at 1525 Sherman street, and specified grounds adjacent to the capitol and the legislative services building, tunnels providing access to the subbasements of the capitol, the legislative services building, and the state office building at 1525 Sherman street, and furniture and fixtures thereof, rather than the department of personnel. The department of personnel will continue to have control of executive spaces in the capitol and the grounds, tunnels, and any other property acquired adjacent to the capitol that is not controlled by the general assembly. In addition, the department of personnel retains responsibility for supervising the provision of maintenance for the state capitol buildings group unless the legislative department, acting through the executive committee, chooses to be responsible for supervising the provision of maintenance for legislative spaces in the state capitol buildings group.

Latest update: May 8, 2012
05/08/2012 Governor Action - Became Law
04/27/2012 Sent to the Governor
04/27/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/27/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/27/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
04/26/2012 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
04/25/2012 Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/25/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans & Military Affairs
04/25/2012 House Third Reading Passed
04/24/2012 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
04/23/2012 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/19/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs