Texas Government Code § 2165.1061 Space Allocation Plans; Transition Plans

Sec. 2165.1061. SPACE ALLOCATION PLANS; TRANSITION PLANS. (a) In this section:

(1) "Administrative office space" includes state-owned administrative office space and administrative office space leased by the state from other sources, but does not include space used by a health and human services agency as defined by Section 2167.004 for the delivery of direct client services or space located in a county with a population of 75,000 or less.

(2) "State agency" means a department, commission, board, office, or other agency in the executive branch of state government created by the state constitution or a state statute, but does not include a university system or an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.

(b) The commission shall study the space requirements of state agencies that occupy administrative office space. Each state agency shall conduct an on-site space analysis and develop a space allocation plan using rules developed by the commission. The space allocation plan shall identify usable and exempt space and shall specify whether each facility occupied by the state agency meets the requirements of Section 2165.104(c). Each state agency shall submit a copy of its space allocation plan to the commission not later than September 30 of each odd-numbered year.

(c) Based on a review of space allocation plans, the commission shall:

(1) identify areas of the state in which more than one state agency occupies administrative office space and that have the greatest potential for cost savings; and

(2) evaluate the feasibility of colocating administrative office space within the same local labor market as defined by Section 2308.002.

(d) The commission, in cooperation with affected state agencies, shall develop transition plans to implement the colocation of administrative office space. Each plan must include a detailed statement of the costs and benefits of the proposed colocation.

(e) The commission shall use the transition plans to colocate certain administrative office space of state agencies.

(f) The commission shall conduct a study of the commission's efforts to colocate administrative office space at least once each fiscal biennium and shall include the findings of the study in the commission's master facilities plan required under Section 2166.102.

(g) The commission shall study the potential for colocating the administrative office space of a state agency with the office space of a federal agency.

(h) In addition to the requirements of Subsection (f), the commission shall complete a study on the amount of each state agency's administrative office space in Travis County to identify locations that exceed the space limitations prescribed by Section 2165.104(c) and include the findings of the study in the commission's master facilities plan required under Section 2166.102. The findings shall include:

(1) the location of office space that exceeds the space limitations prescribed by Section 2165.104(c);

(2) the amount of excess space;

(3) the cost of the excess space;

(4) the expiration dates of any leases covering the excess space;

(5) the amount of exempt and nonexempt space under Section 2165.104(c); and

(6) recommendations for the most cost-effective method by which a state agency could comply with the requirements of Section 2165.104(c), including recommendations that identify the amount and cost of office space that could be reduced or eliminated, state the moving costs and expenses associated with reductions in space, and state the earliest date by which the space reductions could be feasibly achieved.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1398, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1312 (S.B. 59), Sec. 52, eff. September 1, 2013.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1203 (S.B. 1455), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2015.

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