House Bill No. 118
Introduced By grady
By Request of the Department of Environmental Quality
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act providing that certain procurement statutes regarding state buildings and construction do not apply to environmental remediation and abandoned mine reclamation projects; amending section
18-2-101, MCA; and providing an immediate effective date."
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Section 18-2-101, MCA, is amended to read:
"18-2-101. Definitions of building, costs, and construction. In part 1 of this chapter, with the exception of 18-2-104, 18-2-107, 18-2-113, 18-2-114, and 18-2-122:
(1) "building" includes a building, facility, or structure:
(a) constructed or purchased wholly or in part with state money;
(b) at a state institution;
(c) owned or to be owned by a state agency, including the department of transportation;
(d) constructed for the use or benefit of the state with federal or private money as provided in 18-2-102(2)(d);
(2) "building" does not include a building, facility, or structure:
(a) owned or to be owned by a county, city, town, school district, or special improvement district;
(b) used as a component part of an environmental remediation or abandoned mine land reclamation project, a highway
project, or a water conservation project, UNLESS THE BUILDING WILL REQUIRE A CONTINUING STATE
GENERAL FUND FINANCIAL OBLIGATION AFTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OR ABANDONED
MINE LAND RECLAMATION PROJECT IS COMPLETED;
(c) leased or to be leased by a state agency;
(3) "construction" includes the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, and remodeling of a building and the equipping and furnishing of a building during construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, and remodeling;
(4) "costs" means those expenses defined in 17-5-401 and 17-5-801."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.