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§ 61.8. Reduction of property owned and leased by the State

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
General Provisions
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 61.8
§ 61.8. Reduction of property owned and leased by the State
A. The Long-Range Capital Planning Commission shall work to decrease the amount of property owned by Oklahoma state government, return state-owned property to private sector ownership, better maintain and utilize the state's needed capital assets and, whenever possible, eliminate the practice of state agencies leasing real property not owned by the state.
B. Each year, the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services at the direction of the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission, shall take action to approve the privatization of state-owned real property as identified pursuant to the Oklahoma State Government Asset Reduction and Cost Savings Program. Proceeds from the liquidation of real properties shall be deposited into the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund.
C. Prior to entering into or renewing a lease for real property, each state agency, board, commission, and public trust having the State of Oklahoma as a beneficiary shall receive approval for entering into the lease from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
D. Prior to making a purchase of real property or constructing a building, each state agency, board, commission, and public trust having the State of Oklahoma as a beneficiary shall receive approval for the purchase or construction from the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services; provided, if such purchase or construction is deemed by the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to be within the authority of the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission, the Director shall not approve the purchase or construction and shall refer the request to the Commission for action.
E. Prior to approval or referral pursuant to subsection C or D of this section, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall determine if the applicant entity can utilize already existing state-owned real property as an alternative to leasing non-state-owned real property or purchasing or constructing new real property. If such existing state-owned real property is owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, or is potentially of historical significance, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall notify the Oklahoma Historical Society and obtain its approval prior to approving an application for its reuse.
F. No state agency, board, commission or public trust having the state as its beneficiary shall transfer any real property owned by the agency, board, commission or trust to any other state agency, board, commission, state beneficiary trust or any public or private entity unless the transfer is first approved by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission. Any transfer made without the prior approval of the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission as required by this subsection may be reversed by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission and if a transfer is reversed the agency, board, commission, state beneficiary trust or other state government entity to which the real property has been impermissibly transferred shall take such actions to convey the subject property to the entity from which the asset was acquired not later than thirty (30) days from the date an order for such transfer is entered by the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission. The Commission shall not approve any transfer unless proceeds from the sale shall be deposited within the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund as established by Section 908 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
G. By February 1 of each year, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall publish a report for the preceding calendar year listing the parcels of previously state-owned property sold, detailing the reduction in the amount of space leased by the state, describing the source of funds and expenditures from the Maintenance of State Buildings Revolving Fund and showing the manner in which deferred maintenance needs are being met. The report shall be provided to the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, President Pro Tempore of the Senate and placed on the documents.ok.gov web portal.
H. This section shall not be applicable to the following or their lands, properties, buildings, funds or revenue:
1. The Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority;
2. The Commissioners of the Land Office;
3. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation; and
4. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
I. The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services may make recommendations to the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission for liquidation of underutilized properties that have environmental issues, create a liability for the state, or create expenses that make the continued ownership of the underutilized property undesirable and the property has been offered through two public auctions or sealed bids and no viable bids were received. If the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission approves the liquidation of the property, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services may accept a bid of less than ninety percent (90%) of the appraised value in accordance with Section 327 of Title 61 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

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Laws 2013, c. 209, § 2, eff. July 1, 2013; Laws 2014, c. 286, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014; Laws 2015, c. 54, § 37, emerg. eff. April 10, 2015.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 61.8, OK ST T. 74 § 61.8
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through July 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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