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SCR102.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS ADA COUNTY COURTHOUSE - REMODEL - States legislative findings and authorizes the Department of Administration to enter into agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority to finance the remodel and construction of an addition to the former Ada County Courthouse, at 514 W. Jefferson, including 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 01/27 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 01/31 10th Ord - FAILED - 16-18-1 AYES -- Broadsword, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Coiner, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Geddes, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Malepeai, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- Andreason, Brandt, Bunderson, Cameron, Corder, Gannon, Goedde, Hill, Lodge, McGee, McKenzie, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Sweet, Williams(Williams) Absent and excused -- Marley Floor Sponsor - President Pro Tempore Geddes Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 102 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 REMODEL AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITION TO THE FORMER ADA 5 COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AT 514 W. JEFFERSON, INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION OF AN 6 ACCESS TUNNEL, EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE INTENT, AND CONSTITUTING AUTHORIZA- 7 TION REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 67-6410, IDAHO CODE. 8 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 9 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho acquired the real property and improvements 10 (the former Ada County Courthouse building) located at 514 W. Jefferson, 11 Boise, Idaho, on December 21, 1999; 12 WHEREAS, since construction began on the Idaho Capitol Building in 1905, 13 the population of the state of Idaho has grown by almost 500%, from approxi- 14 mately 240,000 to approximately 1.4 million people, and the space needs of the 15 state elected officials, the legislature and the judiciary have outgrown the 16 Capitol Building; 17 WHEREAS, the Capitol Building is not configured to provide adequate legis- 18 lative hearing rooms, and that members of the public frequently are not able 19 to obtain physical access to standing committee and other legislative meet- 20 ings, and that the property at 514 W. Jefferson can be utilized to address 21 such space needs; 22 WHEREAS, current legislative hearing rooms in the Capitol Building often 23 do not allow for public access in accordance with fire, safety and security 24 standards, and that the property at 514 W. Jefferson can be utilized to 25 address such fire, safety and security needs; 26 WHEREAS, a remodeled building and addition at 514 W. Jefferson could be 27 used to address the space needs of the legislature, the judiciary, and state 28 agencies, and could provide adequate hearing rooms for use by the legislature 29 and accommodate participation in the legislative process by Idaho's citizens; 30 WHEREAS, a remodeled building and addition at 514 W. Jefferson could serve 31 as a cost-effective and convenient temporary location to house occupants of 32 the Capitol Building during a Capitol restoration; 33 WHEREAS, the Idaho State Building Authority is authorized by Section 34 67-6409, Idaho Code, to provide for the construction, reconstruction, improve- 35 ment, alteration or repair of state facilities subject to prior approval by 36 the legislature by concurrent resolution pursuant to Section 67-6410, Idaho 37 Code; 38 WHEREAS, the Department of Administration is charged with the management 39 of multiagency office space constructed through the Idaho State Building 40 Authority, and is directed to operate any property acquired for the Capitol 41 Mall. 42 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 43 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representa- 44 tives concurring therein, that the legislature hereby authorizes and provides 2 1 approval for the Department of Administration to enter into an agreement or 2 agreements with the Idaho State Building Authority, under such terms and con- 3 ditions as may be reasonable and necessary, to provide for the remodel and 4 construction of an addition to the former Ada County Courthouse building, at 5 514 W. Jefferson, including the construction of an access tunnel under 6th 6 Street connecting the remodeled building and addition to the Capitol Building. 7 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is legislative intent in providing this 8 authorization and approval that: 9 (1) The new addition and remodeled building will be known as the Capitol 10 Annex; and 11 (2) The legislature shall determine the use and allocation of space on 12 the first and second floors of the Capitol Annex; and 13 (3) The design and configuration of such interior space on the first and 14 second floors of the remodeled Capitol Annex building shall be developed in 15 cooperation with, and subject to the approval of the President Pro Tempore of 16 the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives or their 17 designee(s); and 18 (4) The design of the remodeled Capitol Annex building shall include a 19 minimum of four large multipurpose hearing rooms on the first floor, easily 20 accessible to the public and suitable to be used as legislative hearing rooms; 21 and 22 (5) All reasonable and practicable steps be taken to ensure that the con- 23 struction and occupancy of the remodeled Capitol Annex building be scheduled 24 and coordinated with the restoration of Idaho's Capitol Building so as to 25 allow occupants of the Capitol Building to be relocated into the Capitol Annex 26 during the Capitol restoration. 27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution constitutes authorization 28 required by the provisions of Section 67-6410, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14634C1 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 remodel and construction of an addition to the building at 514 W. Jefferson, Boise, Idaho (the site of the old Ada County Courthouse), to be known as the Capitol Annex, including construction of an access tunnel under 6th Street connecting the Capitol Annex to the Capitol Building. The remodeled/expanded building would be used to house legislative committee hearing rooms and offices, as well as other executive and judicial branch offices. 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 remodeled 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 remodeled/expanded 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 remodeled/expanded annex 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 remodeled/expanded annex` 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 would 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 remodeled/expanded Capitol Annex, including a connecting tunnel to the Capitol Building, are approximately $20.59 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 $15.59 million project cost would require annual rent payments of approximately $1.2 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 a $1.2 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 remodeled/expanded 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 remodeling/expanding the property at 514 W. Jefferson has risen from $16.6 million to $20.59 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 102