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All new buildings that cost over $100,000 to build must have 1% of funds spent on artwork for the building.

Full Text of the Law

16-6-802. Construction of new public buildings; state funds.

(a) The original construction of any new building shall include works of art for public display, which shall be included by the agency in determining total construction costs of the building at an amount equal to one percent (1%) of total costs but not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) on any one (1) project. Any new construction project for which the total cost is less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) is exempt from this subsection.

(b) Prior to transferring or authorizing the expenditure of any state funds for the original construction of any new building, the state auditor shall transfer to the state treasurer an amount equal to the amount specified under subsection (a) of this section for works of art. Upon receipt, the state treasurer shall deposit the amount transferred into a separate account within the general fund, together with any grants, gifts or other funds received or appropriated by the state for the sole purpose of acquiring works of art for placement in buildings. Amounts deposited within the separate account shall be expended by the department for the acquisition of works of art by purchase, lease, commission or otherwise, the maintenance of works of art placed in buildings pursuant to this article and for the administration of this article.


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