The legislative council in cooperation with the officers of the senate and house shall have the duty and responsibility for preparing for each session of the general assembly. Pursuant to such duty and responsibility, the legislative council shall assign the use of areas in the state capitol except for the areas used by the governor and the courts as of January 1, 1986 and, in consultation with the director of the department of general services and the capitol planning commission, may assign areas in other state office buildings for use of the general assembly or legislative agencies. The legislative council may authorize the renovation, remodeling and preparation of the physical facilities used or to be used by the general assembly or legislative agencies subject to the jurisdiction of the legislative council and award contracts pursuant to such authority to carry out such preparation. The legislative council may purchase supplies and equipment deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the legislative branch of government.
In carrying out its duties under this section, the legislative council shall consult with the director of the department of general services and the capitol planning commission, but shall not be bound by any decision of the director in respect to the responsibilities and duties provided for in this section. The legislative council may direct the director of the department of general services or other state employees to carry out its directives in regard to the physical facilities of the general assembly, or may employ other personnel to carry out such functions.
The costs of carrying out the provisions of this section shall be paid pursuant to section 2.12.
[C71, 73, § 2.51; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 2.43]
86 Acts, ch 1245, §301
Referred to in § 18.8
Capitol space allocation; see also § 18.8
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