1997 Regular Session
To: Public Property; Management
By: Senator(s) Jackson, Furniss, Burton, Smith, Hawks, Carter, Kirby, Walls, Horhn, Simmons, Moffatt, Stogner
Senate Bill 2316
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-2, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SENATE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MEETING WITH THE HOUSE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO DECIDE MATTERS OF SPACE ALLOCATION WITHIN THE NEW CAPITOL BUILDING AND THE CENTRAL HIGH LEGISLATIVE SERVICES BUILDING; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 29-5-2, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
29-5-2. The duties of the Office of General Services of the Department of Finance and Administration shall be as follows:
(a)(i) To exercise general supervision and care over and keep in good condition the following state property located in the City of Jackson: the New State Capitol Building, the Woolfolk State Office Building, the Carroll Gartin Justice Building, the Walter Sillers Office Building, the War Veterans' Memorial Building, the State Archives Building, the Department of Archives and History Depot Building, the Ike Sanford Veterans Affairs Building, the Old State Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion, the Heber Ladner Building, the Burroughs Building, the Robert E. Lee Office Building, the Manship House Restoration and Visitor Center, the State Records Center, the 301 Lamar Street Building, and all other properties acquired in the same transaction at the time of the purchase of the Robert E. Lee Hotel property from the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Jackson, Mississippi, which properties are more particularly described in a warranty deed heretofore executed and delivered on April 22, 1969, and filed for record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, located in Jackson, Mississippi, on April 25, 1969, at 9:00 a.m., and recorded in Deed Book No. 1822, page 136 et seq., and the Central High Legislative Services Buildings.
(ii) To exercise general supervision and care over and keep in good condition the state property formerly known as the Howard Memorial Hospital located in Biloxi, Mississippi.
(b) To assign suitable office space for the various state departments, officers and employees who are provided with an office in any of the buildings under the jurisdiction or control of the Office of General Services. However, the assignment of space in the New Capitol Building and the Central High Legislative Services Buildings shall be designated by duly passed resolution of the combined Senate Management Committee and the House Management Committee, meeting as a joint committee, approved by the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House of Representatives. A majority vote of the members of the Senate Management Committee and a majority vote of the members of the House Management Committee shall be required on all actions taken, resolutions or reports adopted, and all other matters considered by the full combined committee on occasions when the Senate Management Committee and the House Management Committee shall meet as a full combined committee.
(c) To approve or disapprove through the Division of Real Property Management, and with the concurrence of the Public Procurement Review Board, any lease or rental agreements by any state agency or department, including any state agency financed entirely by federal and special funds, for space outside the buildings under the jurisdiction of the Office of General Services. In no event shall any employee, officer, department, federally funded agency or bureau of the state be authorized to enter a lease or rental agreement without prior approval of the Office of General Services and the Public Procurement Review Board.
The Office of General Services is authorized to use architects, engineers, building inspectors and other personnel for the purpose of making inspections as may be deemed necessary in carrying out its duties and maintaining the facilities.
(d) To acquire by lease, lease-purchase agreement, or otherwise, as provided in Section 27-104-107, and to assign through the Office of General Services, by lease or sublease agreement from the office, and with the concurrence of the Public Procurement Review Board, to any state agency or department, including any state agency financed entirely by federal and special funds, appropriate office space in the buildings acquired.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.