2021 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1800 (Chapter 552)

Disposition of Surplus Real Property

Item 4-5.09

Item 4-5.09


a. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia, the departments, divisions, institutions, or agencies of the Commonwealth, or the Governor, shall sell or lease surplus real property only under the following circumstances:

1. Any emergency declared in accordance with §§ 44-146.18:2 or § 44-146.28, Code of Virginia, or

2. Not less than thirty days after the Governor notifies, in writing, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees regarding the planned conveyance, including a statement of the proceeds to be derived from such conveyance and the individual or entity taking title to such property.

3. Surplus property valued at less than $5,000,000 that is possessed and controlled by a public institution of higher education, pursuant to §§ 2.2-1149 and 2.2-1153, Code of Virginia.

b. In any circumstance provided for in subsection a of this section, the cognizant board or governing body of the agency or institution holding title or otherwise controlling the state-owned property shall approve, in writing, the proposed conveyance of the property.

c. In accordance with § 15.2-2005, Code of Virginia, the consent of the General Assembly is herein provided for the road known as Standpipe Road, that was relocated and established on a portion of the Virginia Department of Transportation's Culpeper District Office property, identified as Tax Map No. 50-28, to improve the operational efficiency of the local road network in the Town of Culpeper.  Further, the Virginia Department of Transportation is hereby authorized to convey to the Town of Culpeper, upon such terms and conditions as the Department deems proper and for such considerations the Department may determine, the property on which "Standpipe Road (Relocated)(Variable Width R/W)" on the plat entitled "plat Showing Property and Various Easements for Standpipe Road Relocated, Tax Map 50-28, Town of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia" prepared by ATCS P.L.C and sealed March 14, 2012, together with easements to the Town of Culpeper for electric utility, slopes and drainage as shown on said plat.  The conveyance shall be made with the approval of the Governor and in a form approved by the Attorney General.  The appropriate officials of the Commonwealth are hereby authorized to prepare, execute, and deliver such deed and other documents as may be necessary to accomplish the conveyance.

d. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia, if tax-exempt bonds were issued by the Commonwealth or its related authorities, boards or institutions to finance the acquisition, construction, improvement or equipping of real property, proceeds from the sale or disposition of such property and any improvements may first be applied toward remediation options available under federal law to maintain the tax-exempt status of such bonds.