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SCR101.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS CAPITOL ANNEX - CONSTRUCTION - States legislative findings and authorizes the Department of Administration to enter into agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority to finance the construction of a new office building at 514 W. Jefferson, to be known as the Capitol Annex, including demolition of any existing structures or improvements on the property and construction of an access tunnel, expresses legislative intent, and constitutes authorization required by Section 67-6410, Idaho Code. 01/20 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/21 Rpt prt - to St Aff 02/03 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 02/15 Ret'd to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 101 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINIS- 3 TRATION TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH THE IDAHO STATE BUILDING AUTHORITY 4 TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW OFFICE BUILDING AT 514 W. JEFFERSON, 5 TO BE KNOWN AS THE CAPITOL ANNEX, INCLUDING DEMOLITION OF ANY EXISTING 6 STRUCTURES OR IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACCESS 7 TUNNEL, EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE INTENT, AND CONSTITUTING AUTHORIZATION 8 REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 67-6410, IDAHO CODE. 9 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 10 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho acquired the real property and improvements 11 (the former Ada County Courthouse building) located at 514 W. Jefferson, 12 Boise, Idaho, on December 21, 1999; 13 WHEREAS, since construction began on the Idaho Capitol Building in 1905, 14 the population of the state of Idaho has grown by almost 500%, from approxi- 15 mately 240,000 to approximately 1.4 million people, and the space needs of the 16 state elected officials, the legislature and the judiciary have outgrown the 17 Capitol Building; 18 WHEREAS, the Capitol Building is not configured to provide adequate legis- 19 lative hearing rooms, and that members of the public frequently are not able 20 to obtain physical access to standing committee and other legislative meet- 21 ings, and that the property at 514 W. Jefferson can be utilized to address 22 such space needs; 23 WHEREAS, current legislative hearing rooms in the Capitol Building often 24 do not allow for public access in accordance with fire, safety, and security 25 standards, and that the property at 514 W. Jefferson can be utilized to 26 address such fire, safety and security needs; 27 WHEREAS, a new Capitol Annex office building at 514 W. Jefferson could be 28 used to address the space needs of the legislature, the judiciary, and state 29 agencies, and could provide adequate hearing rooms for use by the legislature 30 and accommodate participation in the legislative process by Idaho's citizens; 31 WHEREAS, a new Capitol Annex office building at 514 W. Jefferson could 32 serve as a cost-effective and convenient temporary location to house occupants 33 of the Capitol Building during a Capitol restoration; 34 WHEREAS, the Idaho State Building Authority is authorized by Section 35 67-6409, Idaho Code, to provide for the construction, reconstruction, improve- 36 ment, alteration or repair of state facilities subject to prior approval by 37 the legislature by concurrent resolution pursuant to Section 67-6410, Idaho 38 Code; 39 WHEREAS, the Department of Administration is charged with the management 40 of multiagency office space constructed through the Idaho State Building 41 Authority, and is directed to operate any property acquired for the Capitol 42 Mall. 43 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 44 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representa- 2 1 tives concurring therein, that the legislature hereby authorizes and provides 2 approval for the Department of Administration to enter into an agreement or 3 agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority, under such terms and con- 4 ditions as may be reasonable and necessary, to provide for the construction of 5 a new office building, to be known as the Capitol Annex, at 514 W. Jefferson, 6 including demolition of any existing structures or improvements on the prop- 7 erty, and the construction of an access tunnel under 6th Street connecting the 8 Capitol Annex to the Capitol Building. 9 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is legislative intent in providing this 10 authorization and approval that: 11 (1) The legislature shall determine the use and allocation of space on 12 the first and second floors of the new office building, to be known as the 13 Capitol Annex; and 14 (2) The design and configuration of such interior space on the first and 15 second floors of the new Capitol Annex building shall be developed in coopera- 16 tion with, and subject to the approval of the President Pro Tempore of the 17 Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives or their designee(s); 18 and 19 (3) The design of the new Capitol Annex building shall include a minimum 20 of four large hearing rooms on the first floor, easily accessible to the pub- 21 lic and suitable to be used as legislative hearing rooms; and 22 (4) The Department of Administration shall solicit at large, proposed 23 architectural designs for the new building to be known as the Capitol Annex; 24 and 25 (5) The final design for the Capitol Annex that is selected from the sub- 26 mitted proposals will satisfy the functional needs of the legislature and 27 state agencies as well as being compatible in style and architectural design 28 so as to be situated adjacent to the State Capitol and a central focal point 29 of the Capitol Mall; and 30 (6) All reasonable and practicable steps be taken to ensure that the con- 31 struction and occupancy of a new Capitol Annex be scheduled and coordinated 32 with the restoration of Idaho's Capitol building so as to allow occupants of 33 the Capitol Building to be relocated into the Capitol Annex during the Capitol 34 restoration. 35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution constitutes authorization 36 required by the provisions of Section 67-6410, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14635 This concurrent resolution provides authorization to the Department of Administration to enter into agreements, as may be necessary, with the Idaho State Building Authority to finance the construction of a new office building at 514 W. Jefferson, Boise, Idaho, to be known as the Capitol Annex, including the demolition of the existing courthouse building and including construction of an access tunnel under 6th Street connecting the Capitol Annex to the Capitol Building. The new building would be used to house legislative committee hearing rooms and offices, as well as other executive and judicial branch offices, and as temporary housing during the Capitol restoration. The purchase of the property at 514 W. Jefferson in 1999 recognized that the property was in the center of the Capitol Mall and would be, adjacent to the Capitol Building, a central focal point for visitors to Idaho's seat of government. It was also recognized that a new Capitol Annex could serve as temporary housing for Capitol Building occupants during the period when they would be displaced by the two-year Capitol restoration, thus saving costs and easing the dislocation. In addition to temporarily housing Capitol occupants, a new building adjacent to the Statehouse would provide badly needed committee hearing rooms for the Idaho Legislature. The Legislature has done a highly commendable job of increasing public access to the legislative process, but the physical limitations of Capitol Building hearing rooms have inhibited public participation. Committee rooms frequently are over crowded, with standing room only. Citizens, media representatives, and anyone wanting to know what is happening, often spill out into halls, unable to hear or observe proceedings, and security and safety standards must be overlooked. A new building adjacent to the Statehouse and connected by a tunnel under 6th Street, would provide modern, state-of-the-art, fully accessible legislative hearing rooms in a safe and secure environment. This would eliminate the overcrowding that currently exists and would result in a better opportunity for citizens to participate in the legislative process. A new building would provide temporary housing for state government officers and agencies during the Capitol restoration. Following the restoration, this change also would provide additional state agency office space, and create needed large meeting rooms for other state officers and agencies when the Legislature is not in session. FISCAL NOTE This concurrent resolution would have the following fiscal impact on the state general fund: Construction Costs: Preliminary estimated project construction costs by the Division of Public Works for a new Capitol Annex building, including a connecting tunnel to the Capitol Building, are approximately $22.19 million. The Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council has recommended that $5 million of dedicated funds from FY 2006 PBF revenues be devoted to the Capitol Annex project. As an example, based on a 4.5% interest rate, the remaining $17.19 million project cost would require annual rent payments of approximately $1.35 million to retire the bonds over 20 years. The first rent payments would commence after construction is complete in the fall of 2007, at the earliest. The state's overall bond payment obligations would not be significantly increased, since this $1.35 million payment would be more than offset when the final bond payment for the Maximum-Medium Security Correctional Facility is paid in FY 2010, leaving only a four-year period when payments would require an increase in state appropriations or use of revenues from dedicated funds. These cost estimates and interest rate examples are not intended to limit legislative approval or intent in the concurrent resolution. Capitol Restoration Cost Savings: By coordinating construction of a new Capitol Annex with restoration of Idaho's Capitol Building, the Capitol Annex would be available to house statehouse occupants during the restoration, saving almost $5 million in rental and relocation costs, and reducing moving costs, as well as offering needed space for state agencies now housed in private rental facilities, after the Capitol restoration is completed. Costs of Delay: Since a legislative task force recommended in 2001 that the state proceed with a remodeled/expanded Capitol Annex as part of an overall Capitol Mall plan and Capitol restoration timetable, the Department of Administration estimates that the cost of building a new Capitol Annex at 514 W. Jefferson has risen from $18.19 million to $22.19 million. In one sense then, the cost of doing nothing has been at least $4 million. Contact: Carl Bianchi Director of Legislative Services 334-2475 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SCR 101