§15-6-6a. Transfer of powers and duties to the adjutant general.
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections five and six of this article, all powers and duties of the state armory board, with respect to any armory or armory project upon which there is no bonded indebtedness, and the income of which is not dedicated to retire any bonded indebtedness, to maintain, repair, operate, manage and control the armories; to fix, revise charge and collect rentals; to establish bylaws and rules for their use and operation; to enter into contracts and other agreements; and to manage and control the financial operations of armory facilities, are hereby transferred to the adjutant general.

(b) The adjutant general shall transfer any moneys appropriated to the adjutant general necessary for operation and maintenance of those national guard armories secured by bonded indebtedness to the state armory board, and these moneys may not be commingled with other funds. With respect to all other appropriated moneys, whether from state or federal funds, the adjutant general has signature authority with respect to the management of state armory facilities, is authorized to issue requisitions upon the auditor for payment of money out of the state treasury and has all the powers of the principle officer of a state spending unit.

(c) The special revenue account of the state armory board provided for in section ten of this article and designated the "general armory fund," together with all unexpended balances remaining in the account on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine, shall be transferred on that date to the adjutant general.