STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
67-5708B. Facilities needs planning. All state agencies shall prepare and maintain a five (5) year facilities needs plan and report such projected facilities needs at their annual budget hearings. State agencies shall prepare such five (5) year plan utilizing guidelines for facilities needs planning established by the department of administration. Any state agency that has unused, underused or available building space shall notify the department of administration and seek opportunities to co-occupy those facilities or any newly acquired or leased facilities with other state agencies.
Each state agency shall provide a copy of its facilities needs plan report to the department of administration. The department of administration shall prepare a five (5) year statewide facilities needs plan incorporating the facilities needs plans of the state agencies and report such facilities needs in its annual budget hearings.
For purposes of this section, the term "state agency" shall mean all state departments, agencies and institutions, excluding state institutions of higher education. For purposes of this section, the term "facilities needs" shall mean the state agency’s need to own, operate or occupy real property and improvements including administrative office buildings, structures and parking lots, to assist it in its operation as a state agency. Facilities needs shall not include the ownership, operation or occupying of real property or improvements by a state agency where such ownership, operation or occupying is a function of the agency’s purpose, such as real property and improvements, other than administrative office buildings, structures and parking lots described above under the jurisdiction and control of the Idaho transportation department, the department of fish and game, the department of parks and recreation, the department of lands, and the department of water resources and water resource board.
The department may promulgate rules and prescribe necessary procedures to implement the provisions of this section.
[67-5708B, added 2000, ch. 301, sec. 1, p. 1032; am. 2006, ch. 205, sec. 1, p. 625.]