(1) The board shall supervise and control the armories and arsenals, and all real
property held or acquired for the military purposes of the state.
(2) The board may:
(a) provide suitable armories and arsenals for the different organizations of the
(b) lease buildings for armory and arsenal purposes throughout the state wherever
necessary for the use of organizations of the National Guard and for the storage of
state and government property at a rental that the board considers reasonable;
(c) erect armories and arsenals at places within the state that it considers necessary
upon lands to which it has acquired the legal title;
(d) expend military funds to acquire legal title to lands and to construct armories
(e) lease property that the board holds under Subsection (1) for purposes consistent
with the mission of the Utah National Guard; and
(f) conduct meetings and take official action in person or as necessary via electronic
means, including telephone or video teleconferencing, or a combination of these methods.
(3)(a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), the board may take options for the purchase of
any premises under lease to the state for armory and arsenal purposes:
(i) at any time during the life of the lease; and
(ii) when the purchase is in the state's interest.
(b) An option is not binding upon the board until it is approved by the Legislature.
(4)(a) Before legally binding the state to sell or lease any armory, army premises,
or other real property owned by the National Guard, the board shall submit a description
of the proposed sale to the Legislative Management Committee for its review and recommendations.
(b) Before legally binding the state to purchase any interest in real property, the
board shall submit a description of the proposed sale to the Legislative Management
Committee for its review and recommendations.
(c) The Legislative Management Committee shall review each proposal and may:
(i) recommend that the board complete the purchase or sale; or
(ii) recommend that the board not complete the purchase or sale.
(5) The proceeds from the sales and leases of armories and army property authorized
by this section shall be appropriated to the State Armory Board to be applied toward
the acquisition and sale of real property, and the construction of new armories.
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