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From the ECS State Policy Database
Finance--Facilities


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State Status/Date Level Summary
HISigned into law 07/2014P-12Hawaii 3R's School Improvement Fund
H.B. 2598
Renames the Hawaii 3R's School Repair and Maintenance Fund the Hawaii 3R's School Improvement Fund. Requires the transfer of moneys collected pursuant to section 235-102.5(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, and authorizes the transfer of any other moneys received in...

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CTSigned into law 06/2014P-12School Building Project Grants
S.B. 475
From the bill summary: This act authorizes the administrative services (DAS) commissioner to enter into grant commitments on behalf of the state for 21 new school construction projects. It authorizes state grants totaling $180. 7 million related to total proje...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12School Facilities Funds
H.B. 1271
Establishes a school facilities preservation program for each district, to be funded by proceeds from specified taxes. Provides for transfer of certain funds to the Recovery School District. Requires the local board and the Recovery School District to create a...

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COSigned into law 05/2014P-12The Student Success Act
H.B. 1292
SCHOOL FINANCE
Changes how school districts are funded for school finance purposes and provides additional funding for specific educational programs. Reduces the value of the negative factor in the school finance formula in FY 2014-15, and provides ongoing fun...

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COSigned into law 05/2014P-12BEST Moneys For Disaster Damaged Public Schools
H.B. 1287
Clarifies that the first $40 million in revenue collected annually from the excise tax on retail marijuana will be deposited into the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund. Requires the Division of
Public School Capital Construction to take certai...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12School Funding
H.B. 278
Section 21. For purposes of school construction debt, changes the grant cost share from 60% state, 40% local, to 50/50.
Sections 27, 28, and 29. Increases the base student allocation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Section 55. Provides additional funding for schools...

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MDIssued 05/2014P-12Public School Funding Study
E.O 01.01.2014.06
Requires the Interagency Committee on School Construction, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Legislative Services to conduct a study and make recommendations on public school construction funding, financing methods, and local schoo...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Guidelines for Public School Construction
H.B. 116
Directs the state board to adopt guidelines for public school construction; identifies minimum elements to be addressed in guidelines. Requires the board to consult with the Division of Facilities Construction and Management Administration on proposed guidelin...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Building Costs Reporting
H.B. 111
Partially from bill summary: For each new school building project or significant school remodel, directs a school district or charter school to prepare and submit an annual school plant capital outlay report for publication on the Utah Public Finance Website. ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Flexibility With Building Maintenance Funds
H.B. 599
Allows, for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, only, one-third of the current fiscal year's amount of local maintenance match moneys normally required to be allocated for the maintenance and repair of student-occupied buildings to be spent on othe...

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COSigned into law 03/2014P-12District Financial Capacity Factors for Capital Construction Grants
H.B. 1190
Adds to existing law two factors for consideration in determining how much matching money to require a school district or board of cooperative services (BOCES) to provide when applying for financial assistance under the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) ...

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COSigned into law 03/2014P-12Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund Appropriations
S.B. 112
Makes all expenditures from the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund subject to annual appropriation. Under current law, a portion of the assistance fund is continuously appropriated to the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board.
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IDSigned into law 02/2014P-12Facility Fund Progrm
H.B. 385
Allows the Idaho Public School Facilities Cooperative (the panel) to more efficiently manage approved projects. Grants the panel authority to alter the scope of work on a project that has already been started including the termination of the project based on r...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Sale of Surplus Real Property
A.B. 308
From bill summary: Authorizes the State Allocation Board to establish a program that requires a school district, county office of education, or charter school that sells real property that was purchased with or modernized with, or on which improvements were co...

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AKSigned into law 09/2013P-12School Construction Grants
S.B. 62
Makes small municipal school districts eligible for state grants provided to regional educational attendance areas for school construction.
Full text: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=SB0062Z&session=28...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Financial and Performance Audits of School Facilities
S.B. 584
From bill summary: Requires the controller, by January 1, 2015, and in consultation with the state allocation board, the department of finance, and the department of education, to submit content to the education
audits appeal panel to be included in the audit ...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Community CollegeCollaborative Borrowing by Community College Districts
H.B. 3488
Changes state law to allow for multiple "education service districts" to issue a bond. Allows for multiple service areas to work together to borrow funding and allow them to participate in a joint project.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Finance Agreements to Purchase or Improve Property
S.B. 266
Allows for the Oregon University system to enter into "Finance Agreements" to purchase or improve property. Provides through the agreements another way for the Oregon system to borrow without tapping into the bonds which are capped by the state. Directs that i...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Sale/Lease of District Property to a Charter School (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Sale/Lease of District Property to a Charter School
From bill summary: Existing law, which becomes inoperative on June 30, 2013, and is repealed on January 1, 2014, requires a school district governing board seeking to sell or lease real property designed to provide direct instruction or instructional support t...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Proceeds from Sale of Surplus Real Property (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Proceeds from Sale of Surplus Real Property
From bill summary: Extends to January 2016 provisions (previously scheduled to expire January 2014) authorizing a school district to deposit the proceeds from the sale of surplus real property, together with any personal property located on that property, purc...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 07/2013P-12Legislative Review of State Board Rules Related to Major Capital School Construction Projects
H.R. 231
Authorizes the State Board of Education's final adoption of Education Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects, a provisionally adopted major substantive rule of the State Board of Education that has been submitted to the Legislature only if the fo...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Appropriate Education Lottery Funds
S.B. 402
Revises the allocation formula and use of monies in the Public School Building Capital Fund (Capital Fund) and the Education Lottery Fund (Lottery Fund). Monies previously credited to the Capital Fund from the corporate income tax may continue to be used for c...

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HISigned into law 06/2013P-12Leasing Public School Lands
S.B. 237
Establishes a pilot program to generate revenue through the lease of public school lands for public purposes. Establishes the school facilities subaccount for all proceeds from the leases, permits, interest income, and other revenue generated from the non-perm...

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HISigned into law 06/2013P-12State Educational Facilities Improvement Special Fund
S.B. 458
Removes the requirement that a portion of general excise tax revenues be deposited to the credit of the state educational facilities improvement special fund. Limits expenditures from the special fund to projects authorized by the legislature for fiscal years ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Security for Revenue Bonds for Branch Campus, Center, or Extension Facility
H.B. 2474 - Security for Revenue Bonds for Branch Campus, Center, or Extension Facility
Authorizes revenue bonds issued by the governing body of a county or school district for the purpose of financing the purchase of land for or the construction of a junior college district branch campus, center, or extension facility to be secured by a trust in...

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COSigned into law 06/2013P-12K-12 School Energy Resource Efficiency
S.B. 279
Directs each school district and charter school to ensure that each project for a new or substantially renovated building or structure is designed and constructed to the highest energy efficiency standards practicable, including but not limited to the federal ...

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COSigned into law 06/2013P-12BEST Program Oversight & Funding
S.B. 214
Grants the capital development committee limited oversight over the building excellent schools today (BEST) program. Allows the committee to review and approve or, if the committee concludes the inclusion of one or more projects will unreasonably increase the ...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12School Capital Projects Fund
H.B. 1110
Extends the authority for a school corporation to use money in its capital projects fund to pay the costs of insurance and utilities through 2015.
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/PDF/HE/HE1110.1.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12School Facilities Finance Work Group
H.F. 630
Requires the commissioner of education to convene a working group to develop recommendations for reforming the financing of PreK-12 education facilities to create adequate, equitable, and sustainable financing. Provides membership must include school superint...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs
S.B. 1096
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Modifying School District Bidding Requirements for Improvement and Repair Projects
H.B. 1633
Amends existing law to allow for the board to make improvements or repairs to the property of the district through a department within the district without following the public bidding process when the total of such improvements or repairs does not exceed the ...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 04/2013P-12An Act To Raise the School Construction Bond Cap
H.P. 73
Allows the state board to approve projects as long as no project approval will cause 5 debt service costs to exceed the specified maximum limits in subsequent fiscal years.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0073&item=2&snum=126...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12Elections to Amend Fiscal Commitments
H.B. 2202
Describes when elections must be called and is amended to increase lease term that requries voter approval from 5 to 10 years. Deletes limitation that a school district may not call an overrride election to exceed capital outlay revenue limit.
http://www.azl...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12School districts; leases
H.B. 2202
Allows a common or high school district with bonded indebtedness of no more than 7% or 14%, respectively, of the current year's assessed valuation to call a CORL override election during the period that proceeds from the sale or lease of school property are us...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12Fiscal Distress
H.B. 1770
Extends the time a school may operate in distress, and expands the corrective actions the state board of education may use. Lengthens time period to five years (from two years) that a school or district may function in distress (i.e., does not meet fiscal or ...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12School Leases and Interest Conflict
S.B. 333
From bill analysis: Amends the charter schools act to allow the "public school capital outlay council (PSCOC) to approve" a school district's lease of available facilities to charter schools within the same geographical region "at the local market rate". Requi...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Use of School Property for Non-School Youth and School Activities
S.B. 1404
From bill summary: Until January 1, 2020, expands the definition of direct costs that a school district governing board may charge an entity for the use of school facilities or grounds for use by entities that promote youth and school activities or that arrang...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12
Community College
Design-Build Contracts for District and Community College District Facilities
S.B. 1509
Primarily from bill summary: Extends until January 1, 2020 the authority of a district governing board or community college district governing board to enter into a design-build contract for both the design and
construction of a facility (was due to expire Jan...

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HISigned into law 07/2012P-12School Facilities Special Fund
S.B. 2534
Establishes a school facilities special fund, to be administered by the department of education in consultation with the board of education. Provides all proceeds from leases, permits, interest income generated from public school lands and facilities, and othe...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Moratorium on Construction
H.B. 1901 - Section 732.1
Places a moratorium on acceptance of new school building construction or reconstruction project applications (except those received by August 1, 2012). Requires the department, in consultation with district officials and the General Assembly, to conduct of rev...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Ohio School Facilities Commission Assistance
S.B. 316 - Ohio School Facilities Commission Assistance
Permits the Ohio school facilities commission to provide assistance to a district that has entered into an expedited local partnership agreement before the district is otherwise eligible for that assistance, if the commission determines all of specified criter...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12STEM School Facility Assistance
S.B. 316 - STEM School Facility Assistance
Amends provisions related to provision of Ohio school facilities commission funding to a STEM school to assist in the acquisition of classroom facilities. Provides that in the case of a governing body of a group of STEM schools, the governing body must submit...

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NHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Charter School Debt for Construction
H.B. 1225
Authorizes chartered public schools to incur long-term debt for the purpose of purchasing buildings or land or for new construction or renovations.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1225.html...

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COSigned into law 05/2012P-12Charter School Facilities Funding
S.B. 121
The bill extends the time for the notice from 3 to 4 months for a charter school to give notice of intent to apply for financial assistance through the building excellent schools today (BEST) program. The bill changes the factors that apply to charter school a...

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MESigned into law 05/2012P-12Amending Laws Regarding Financial Audits, Construction, Summer School Tuition Rates
H.P. 1284-Finance
Part A amends and clarifies audit requirements in order for the State and school administrative units to be in compliance with federal regulations and also enacts statutory language requiring the audit of state-funded school construction projects

Part B requi...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission, School Trust Lands Director
H.F. 2244
Establishes the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission (previously the Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee), dictates its 12 members, outlines meeting and election proceedures, and adds to its duties manage the asset allocation of the permanent scho...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Levy for Administrative Space
H.F. 2949
Authorizes a district to levy in order to lease administrative space so long as the space is not more expensive than instructional space the district would otherwise lease. Requires the district to pass a resolution stating its intent to lease instructional sp...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12K-12 Public School Facility Funding Task Force
H.B. 5101 - K-12 Public School Facility Funding Task Force
Establishes for the 2012-13 fiscal year the K-12 Public School Facility Funding Task Force. Identifies task force membership. Requires the task force to convene by July 31, 2012 to make recommendations to the legislature for more equitable facility funding for...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Capital Outlay Funds Replace Exceptional Growth Program
H.B. 760
Makes changes to the state's facility funding program including:
--Eliminating additional funding for "exceptional growth" districts
--Striking a section of the law that would have allowed local voters to protest the closing of a school
--Striking a section of...

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IDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Pub School Facilities Funding
H.B. 633
The recent construction of a new elementary school in the Plummer-Worley School District
represents the first use of the state failsafe provided through HB 743 (2006), ensuring that no
child in Idaho will attend school in an unsafe facility. While the process ...

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TXAdopted 12/2011P-12New Instructional Facility Allotment
19 TAC 61.1034
Modifies provisions related to the allotment for new instructional facilities to reflect statutory changes, implement a recent TEA policy decision to allow open-enrollment charter schools to apply for the allotment, amend the application process, and establish...

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OHSigned into law 12/2011P-12College-Preparatory Boarding School Program
H.B. 157 - College-Preparatory Boarding School Program
Repeals provision requiring any board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school to secure at least $20 million dollars of private money to satisfy its share of facilities acquisition to be eligible for state assistance (under new revisions, some boa...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12School Facilities Funding: High-Performance Schools
S.B. 128
Makes specified new construction and modernization projects eligible for an incentive grant if the project meets the criteria prescribed in the 2006 Bond Act for incentive grants to high-performance schools. Provides that by allowing an existing appropriation ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12School Action and Facility Master Planning
S.B. 630
Very similar to S.B. 620 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/SB/PDF/09700SB0620lv.pdf). Differs from S.B. 620 in definition of "school action" by excluding from definition reassignment due to a new
school with an attendance area boundary and that is made to re...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12School Action and Facility Master Planning for Chicago Public Schools
S.B. 620
Creates new sections 105 ILCS 5/34-200 through -235 regarding school action and facility master planning for Chicago Public Schools. By December 31, 2011, directs the district to publish space utilization standards on the district's Web site. Requires that the...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011Postsec.Capitol Construction
H.B. 5006
Limits for six-year period beginning July 1, 2011, payment of expenses from other funds collected or received by various state agencies for capital construction. Limits expenditures from federal funds collected or received by Oregon Department of Aviation and ...

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MESigned into law 07/2011P-12Alternative Delivery Methods for School Construction Projects
H.P. 413
Authorizes the approval of additional school construction projects by school districts seeking to use an alternative delivery method for a school construction project. Requires such a project to be locally funded, have a minimum total project cost of $2,500,00...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
K-12 and Higher Education Construction Contracts
H.B. 153 - K-12 and Higher Education Construction Contracts
Sections 9.33 to 9.335: Makes certain provisions related to a public authority's contracting for construction (that are already applicable to school districts) applicable to any state institution of higher education. Defines "construction manager at risk" as a...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Reporting on Costs of Capital Facilities Projects
H.B. 153 - Reporting on Costs of Capital Facilities Projects
Directs public entities (including a state agency and a state institution of higher education), upon completion of a capital facilities project funded wholly or partially through state funds, to submit a report about the project to the director of administrati...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Unit Prices Established in Contract
H.B. 153 - Unit Prices Established in Contract
Permits a regional council to enter into a contract that establishes a unit price for materials, labor, services, overhead, profit, and associated expenses for the repair, enlargement, improvement or demolition of a building or structure if the contract is awa...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Lease or Sale of Unused School Facilities
H.B. 153 - Lease or Sale of Unused School Facilities
Repeals certain language related to unused school property. Adds new language requiring districts to offer unused school facilities (that have not been used for two years) for lease or sale to the governing authorities of community schools located in the schoo...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Renting Facilities to Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 153 - Renting Facilities to Postsecondary Institutions
Permits a district board to rent or lease facilities under its control to any public or nonpublic institution of higher education for the institution's use in providing evening and summer classes. Page 160 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText12...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Relocation or Replacement of Classroom Facilities
H.B. 153 - Relocation or Replacement of Classroom Facilities
Permits the Ohio school facilities commission to provide assistance under the exceptional needs school facilities program to any school district for the purpose of the relocation or replacement of classroom facilities required as a result of any contamination ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Facilities
H.B. 153 - Facilities
Specifies actions after which a district capital project must be considered complete and the Ohio school facilities commission must issue a certificate of completion to the district board of education. Permits the commission to issue a certificate of completio...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12College-Preparatory Boarding Schools
H.B. 153 - College-Preparatory Boarding Schools
Creates chapter 3318 regarding college preparatory boarding schools. Defines an eligible student as a student who is entitled to attend school in a participating school district; is at risk of academic failure; is from a family whose income is below 200% of th...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Funding for STEM School Facilities
H.B. 153 - Funding for STEM School Facilities
Permits the Ohio school facilities commission, upon receipt of a written proposal by the governing body of a STEM school, to provide funding to assist the STEM school in acquiring classroom facilities. Requires the STEM school to pledge at least a matching amo...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12School Repair and Maintenance
S.B. 1383
Permits the Hawaii 3R's School Repair and Maintenance Fund to receive moneys transferred to it from the School-level Minor Repairs and Maintenance Special Fund. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/Bills/SB1383_CD1_.HTM...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Textbooks and Instructional Materials
A.B. 493
Extends the prospective expiration of the temporary waiver from certain requirements governing expenditures of money for textbooks, instructional supplies, instructional software and instructional hardware by school districts, charter schools and university sc...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Amends Laws Governing Competitive Bidding for School Construction and Repair
S.P. 110
Changes the minimum amount of the cost of school construction, major alteration or repair requiring a competitive bid from over $100,000 to over $250,000. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chapters/PUBLIC352.asp...

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NEVetoed 05/2011P-12Financing Capital Projects
L.B. 283
From fiscal note: LB 283 expands an existing authority for school districts to levy property taxes and issue bonds for capital projects to include energy efficiency projects. Schools are limited to a levy of 5.2 cents for certain capital projects which will in...

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ALTo governor 05/2011P-12Funding to Repair Tornado-Damaged Schools
H.J.R. 460
Legislature resolved to work with governor and state superintendent of education to provide funding for tornado-damaged schools....

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Finance
H.B. 2301
Removes the statutory restrictions on the use of Soft Capitol Allocation (SCA) monies. Allows, as session law, 50% of unemnumbered ECA credits to be spent for short term capital items such as technology, textbooks, library resources, instructional aids, pupil ...

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CASigned into law 03/2011P-12Funding School Facility Maintenance
S.B. 70 - Sec. 17070.766
Extends through the 2014-15 fiscal year the temporary provision that reduces the deposit that districts applying for ongoing and major school maintenance must make from 3% to 1% of the district's total general fund expenditures. Continues through the 2014-15 f...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12
Postsec.
Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002
S.B. 1127
Provides that whenever a responsible public entity rejects a proposal initiated by a private entity that purports to develop specific cost savings, the public entity shall specify the basis for the rejection.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+ful...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Funds for Districts wtih Structurally Unsound School Buildings
H.B. 428
Directs the department of education to determine urgent and critical construction needs. Directs the department to provide a funding allocation to a district for a school that is closed to the public because it is structurally unsound or is otherwise uninhabit...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Federal Tax Credit Bond Volume Cap
A.B. 2560
Authorizes the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California School Financing Authority (CSFA) to assign and distribute the state's 2010 federal tax credit bond volume cap for qualified school construction bonds (QSCB). Authorizes charter schools...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Performance Audits on School Facilities Bonds Proceeds
S.B. 1473
Defines the standards and methodologies to be used on performance audits for funds related to certain school facilities projects. Requires that such audits be conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of t...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12CTE Facilities
S.B. 1380
From bill summary: Requires school facilities constructed or modernized with specified bond funds set aside for career technical education purposes to be used for career technical education purposes for a minimum of 5 years. Requires the governing board of an ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Early Childhood Construction Grants
S.B. 3460
In provisions concerning early childhood construction grants, provides that a public school district or other eligible entity must provide local matching funds in an amount equal to 10% of the grant (rather than the amount of the grant). Provides that the Capi...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Eligibility for School Construction Grants
H.B. 5633
Amends the School Construction Law. Requires the grant index to be calculated for each of the school districts forming a reorganized school district or cooperative high school if certain conditions are satisfied within the current or prior 2 fiscal years. Requ...

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GAAdopted 07/2010P-12Educational Facility Site, Construction, and Reimbursement
160-5-4-.16
Amends provisions governing approval of all sites to be used for instructional purposes, design of all new educational facilities, additions, renovations, and modifications to all existing educational facilities, reimbursement of state funds for approved funde...

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FLSigned into law 07/2010P-12District Facilities
HB 7037 - Secs. 11-20
Repeals the SMART Schools Clearinghouse. Directs the Office of Educational Facilities (rather than the SMART Schools Clearinghouse) to monitor district facilities work programs. Establishes priority criteria for awarding of School Infrastructure Thrift (SIT) A...

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ILSigned into law 06/2010P-12School District Intergovernmental Cooperation Renewable Energy Act
H.B. 6419
Authorizes any two or more school districts to form an agency, by establishment of an intergovernmental agreement, to acquire and construct facilities designed to convert wind or solar power to energy. Identifies elements that must be addressed in the intergov...

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Options to Renovating/Replacing Facilities
S.B. 59
Requires school districts to investigate feasible options in the course of deciding to renovate or replace an existing school building. Provides that acquisition of additional land as part of any school renovation project shall not be required unless such addi...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Eligibility for Capital Outlay Projects
H.B. 905
Provides that specific provisions allowing districts to receive state funds for capital outlay projects will be repealed effective June 30, 2015. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb905.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Facilities
S.B. 1187
AN ACT amending section 15[ ] 2041, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by Laws 2010, chapter 17, section 20.
Allows the school facilities board (SFB) to require a school district to sell land that was previously purchased entirely with monies provided by th...

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ILAdopted 05/2010P-12Temporary Relocation Expenses
23 IAC 145.10, .20, .30, .50, .60
These proposed amendments make numerous changes to the way in which the Temporary Relocation Program operates that respond to various circumstances that school districts have encountered over the last several years. Under this program, a school district may re...

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HISigned into law 04/2010P-12School-Level Minor Repair and Maintenance
S.B. 2117
Repeals the school-level minor repair and maintenance account and reporting requirements. Requires the department of education to annually report to the director of finance and the legislature the total amount of funds in the school-level minor repair and main...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Efficient Design in School Buildings
S.B. 132
Defines "efficient school design". Enumerates the public benefits of schools constructed or renovated using efficient school design. Creates new sections to support and encourage the construction and renovation of school buildings using efficient design concep...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Facilities maintenance
H.B. 2760
AN ACT Amending title 15, chapter 3, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15[ ] 342.01; amending section 15[ ] 2002, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to school districts. Stipulates that a school district's routine preventative maintenance ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Leasing Land to Build Schools
S.B. 114
Allows nonprofit entities (including school boards) to lease land from any government entity or agency for purposes of constructing a school building. Provides the lease must be for 1 year but may be extended from year to year for a minimum of 50 years. http:/...

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CAAdopted 11/2009P-12Charter and Critically Overcrowded Facilities Programs
Title 2 CCR Sec(s) 1859.2, 1859.121, 1859.148.2, 1859.164.2,1859.166.2, 1859.197
Amends rules concerning the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 as it relates to the Charter and Critically Overcrowded School (COS) Facilities programs. Prevents preliminary apportionments from expiring, thereby preserving the ability for school dis...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Facilities and Special Needs Students
S.B. 334
Relates to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act, which requires the state allocation board to allocate funding to school districts for school facilities and requires the board to determine the maximum total new construction grant eligibility of an applica...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Constructability Reviews
A.B. 1120
Requires the department of general services to distribute information on the use of constructability reviews of plans and specifications used for the construction of school facilities and the potential for cost savings that may be realized by the use of such r...

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RISigned into law 10/2009P-12Warm, Safe and Dry School Facility Projects
H.B. 6328
Approves, pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the issuance of Qualified School Construction Bonds in the form of lease revenue bonds or other evidences of indebtedness by the Providence Public Buildings Authority to provide funding for Warm...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Construction Grants for Area Vocational Centers
S.B. 1926
Defines school district to include a jointly owned Type 40 area vocational center, if a joint agreement includes language that specifies how a debt obligation is to be paid, including in the event that an entity withdraws from an agreement. Specifies school co...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12New York City School Construction Authority Act
A.B. 8903 - New York City School Construction Authority Act
Extends sunset date of New York City School Construction Authority Act to June 30, 2014. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08903&sh=t...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Facilities Commission Director Reporting Responsibilities
H.B. 1 - Section 3318.312
Directs the executive director of the Ohio school facilities commission, at the state superintendent's request, to advise the superintendent of demands upon and other issues related to existing classroom facilities that may arise due to new operating requireme...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Big Eight District Facilities and Joint Vocational District Bonded Indebtedness
H.B. 1 - Section 3318.38, 3318.44
Makes various changes to the accelerated urban school building assistance program for Big Eight districts. Amends provisions related to the bonded indebtedness of joint vocational school district boards
Pages 1351-1354 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Facilities Funding
H.B. 2013
Establishes Oregon School Facilities Task Force; directs task force to study status of public school facilities and make recommendations for funding mechanisms that will meet capital needs of public school facilities; appropriates moneys from General Fund to O...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Sharing Underused Postsecondary Classrooms
H.B. 746
Authorizes an institution of higher education to make available underused classrooms for use by a public junior college for teaching core courses or continuing education courses. Permits institution of higher education to charge another institution for the use...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
K-12/Postsecondary Sharing of Facility Costs
H.B. 3646 - Section 74
Authorizes a school district and an institution of higher education located wholly or partially in the county in which the district is located to contract for the district to pay a portion of the costs of designing or building an instructional facility or stad...

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INSigned into law 05/2009P-12Energy
H.B. 1669
Establishes the geothermal conversion revolving fund for the purpose of making loans to school corporations; requires a school corporation to enter into a loan agreement with the bank before receiving a loan from the revolving fund; provides that a political s...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Maintenance of Insurance
H.B. 1400 - Section 10, Insurance
During the 2009-10 school year and at least once every eight years thereafter, each district is required to obtain an appraisal of its buildings and its facilities, and an inventory of their
contents. Requires annual review the terms of any insurance policies ...

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IASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Wind Energy Production
S.B. 456
Modifies provisions for facilities qualifying for wind energy production and renewable energy tax credits; provides for use by a private college, university, community college, institution under the control of the state board of regents, public or accredited n...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Facilities
S.B. 5980
Renames components of the formula for allotment of appropriations for school plant facilities; adopts more accurate and descriptive names for the components of the state funding formula for the allotment of appropriations for school plant facilities, as recomm...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Adjustments in SEEK Funds
H.B. 408
Permits growth districts to request adjustments in the SEEK funds when average daily attendance in the current year for the 20-day school month with the most days in January exceeds the prior year's adjusted average daily attendance plus growth by at least 1%....

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Use of Capital Outlay Funds
H.B. 295
Allows school districts to apply to the commissioner of education to use capital outlay funds to purchase land, modify an existing school, and for maintenance or property insurance. Allows growth districts to apply for capital outlay funds for operating expens...

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WYAdopted 02/2009P-12Facility Plans
Chapter 4
Amends rules regarding the development of long range comprehensive school building and facility plans for each district. ...

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WASigned into law 02/2009P-12Facilities
H.B. 1113
Finances the school construction assistance grant program; authorizes the state finance committee to issue general obligation bonds of the state of Washington in the sum of one hundred thirty-three million dollars, or as much thereof as may be required, to fin...

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CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
Postsec.
Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...

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GAApproved by voters 11/2008P-12Funding Facilities
V. 3
(BALLOT MEASURE SR 996) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to authorize community redevelopment and authorize counties, municipalities, local boards of education to use tax funds for redevelopment purposes and programs, including the payment of debt ser...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Facilities
S.B. 1556
Authorizes the State Allocation Board to permit an elementary school district, with a certain number of elementary schools, that is located within a high school district with more than a certain number of high schools, has a specified average daily attendance,...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Finance
A.B. 100
Repeals a provision of the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 which sets specific per- unhoused-pupil grant eligibility levels. Increases, by a certain percentage, the per-unhoused-pupil grants, including grants for individuals with exceptional need...

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UTAdopted 09/2008P-12State School Building Program
R277-451
Repeals rule relating to the State School Building Program....

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NHSigned into law 07/2008P-12Kindergarten Construction Aid Program
S.B. 530
Extends the kindergarten construction aid program until all school districts operate a kindergarten program; allows a school district to elect a construction grant to be applied to the costs of a kindergarten facility; provides classroom transition grants to e...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Public Benefit Corporations
H.B. 1054
Authorizes city, parish, and other local public school boards to create public benefit corporations and enter into contracts for the improvement and management of school property. Authorizes any public benefit corporation so created to issue negotiable revenue...

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LAVetoed 07/2008P-12Statewide Educational Facilities Authority
S.B. 632
Creates the Statewide Educational Facilities Authority in the department of education to provide funding, coordination, assistance and oversight for the repair, renovation and construction of public school facilities. Directs the authority to conduct a statewi...

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NHSigned into law 07/2008P-12Facilities Finance
H.B. 1446
Makes changes to the process for proration of funds for school building aid grants; transfers authority over questions on the location of school buildings from the county commissioners to the State Board of Education; requires the school building authority to ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Energy Efficient Schools Initiative of 2008
S.B. 4039
Enacts the "Energy Efficient Schools Initiative [EESI] of 2008." Creates an 11 member Energy Efficient Schools Council and sets out the requirements for selection of members, term of members, expenses eligible for reimbursement, purpose of the council, electio...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Capital Outlay Funds
H.B. 514
Relates to use of local district capital outlay funds. Authorizes a district to submit a request to the commissioner of education to use capital outlay funds for maintenance expenditures or for the purchase of property insurance in fiscal year 2008-2009 and fi...

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WISigned into law 03/2008P-12Renewable Resource Facility
A.B. 625
Authorizes a school board to construct or acquire, own, operate, and maintain a renewable resource facility. The energy generated by the facility may be used for school district facilities or th board may sell the energy generated by the facility at wholesale,...

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NMSigned into law 03/2008P-12Public School Capital Outlay Act
S.B. 146
Relates to public school facilities; amends the Public School Capital Outlay Act; creates the Public School Facility Opportunity Fund; authorizes grants from the Fund to certain school districts for certain purposes; provides supplemental funding for projects ...

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MEApproved by voters 11/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Institution Capital Improvements
V. 3 Ballot Initiative
(QUESTION 3; P.L. 39-2007) Authorizes issuance of bonds for interior and exterior building renovations, improvements and additions at all campuses of the Community College System, the Maritime Academy and the University of Maine System, to replenish the School...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Finance--Facilities
A.B. 1450
Requires the State Allocation Board to provide a grant for 50% of the replacement cost of an existing building to be demolished if a school district proposes to demolish the existing building and replace it with a multistory building serving the same grade gro...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Facilities finance, surplus property
S.B. 789
Authorizes the Chino Valley Unified School District to transfer specified surplus property owned by the school district to the City of Chino Hills, in the County of San Bernardino, upon payment to the district by the city and the execution of an agreement betw...

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 10/2007P-12School Facility Occupation Tax
S.B. 835
Creates the "school facility occupation tax". This tax for up to 1% of the cost of business transactionsmust be voted on in a county wide referendum, and all revenue must be used to support the construction or maintenance of school facilities. Bill: http://ww...

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CATo governor 09/2007P-12Facilities finance
A.B. 1014
Relates to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act, that provides a school district's eligibility for new construction funding is determined by making calculations related to certain factors. Authorizes the State Allocation Board to supplement a funding proj...

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CASigned into law 09/2007Postsec.Teacher quality
S.B. 280
Deletes the staff development requirement for certificate for instruction delivered in English to limited-English-proficient pupils. Requires the holder of a preliminary multiple subject teaching credential, preliminary single subject teaching credential, or p...

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ALSigned into law 09/2007P-12
Postsec.
Education Facilities Excellence Act of 2007
H.B. 21
Act 2007-415, HB21, is the Education Facilities Excellence Act of 2007. Authorizes the Alabama Public School and College Authority to sell and issue bonds for capital improvements for the support of public education in an amount of $1,070,585,022. The bulk of ...

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MASigned into law 08/2007P-12Regional School Budget Process
H.B. 586
Relates to streamlining the regional school budget process, capital outlay expenses and a city or town's apportioned share for expenditures....

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Construction Taxes
S.B. 1036
Restricts local government power to impose construction excise taxes; authorizes school districts to impose construction taxes; dedicates revenues from such taxes to school construction; authorizes a school district to pledge construction taxes to the payment ...

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NJAdopted 07/2007P-12SCHOOL FACILITIES PROJECTS
NJAC 19:32-1 thru -4
Amends rules establishing a grant program to fund the State share of the final eligible costs of school facilities projects undertaken by school districts whose district aid percentage is less than 55% and which elect not to have the Corporation construct the ...

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HISigned into law 06/2007P-12Lease Payments for Schools Account
S.B. 1820
Authorizes the department of education to enter into financing agreements with the agreement of the director and with the approval of the attorney general. Creates a separate account within the state education facilities improvement special fund to be called t...

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NJSigned into law 06/2007P-12Creates New Jersey Schools Development Authority
A.B. 4336; S.B. 2796
Establishes the New Jersey Schools Development Authority and revises the school construction program established under the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/A4500/4336_R2.PDF...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Financial Administration
A.B. 615
If a municipality proposes to issue or incur general obligation bonds, the proposal must be submitted to the electors at an election. Provides that such a question may authorize the transfer of any excess revenue generated to the fund for capital projects of t...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12Public School Facilities Equity Act
S.B. 41
Concerns the creation of the Public School Facilities Equity Act to address the capital construction needs of public schools in the State. Creates the Public School Facilities Act; establishes an advisory committee within the Department of Education for public...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12State Aid Provisions
S.B. 2200 (finance provisions)
Adds a new section that sets school district size weighting factors -- weighted student units. Another new section establishes minimum and maximum allowable increases for base rate funding. Also revises student unit funding levels for high schools and elementa...

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NMVetoed 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Finance Board Capital Expendigure Threshold
S.B. 264
Relates to higher education. Provides a threshold amount for capital expenditures. Requires state board of finance approval.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0264.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission Creation
S.B. 756
Establishes the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission to review and advise responsible public entities that are agencies or institutions of the state on detailed proposals for qualifying projects under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infra...

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IDSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Bond Guarantee Program
S.B. 1053
From legislative analysis: Raises the cap for the School Bond Guarantee Program when school districts in Idaho access the state's AAA guarantee for voter approved school district bonds. The current cap is three times the amount of the $200 million dollar cash...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Building Energy Efficiency Loan Fund
H.B. 351
Creates a revolving loan fund for use by school districts to improve energy efficiency in school district buildings. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0351.htm...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Freedom of Information Act Exemptions for Schools Facilities Projects
S.B. 1002
Allows memoranda, staff evaluations, or other records prepared by the responsible public entity, its staff, outside advisors, or consultants exclusively for the evaluation and negotiation of proposals filed under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Inf...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Public School Finance
S.B. 541
Relates to public school finances; requires local share to be calculated assuming properties are being assessed at sixty percent of market value; increases the limit on revenue generated by the regular school board levy; amends "growth county" definition and c...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Literary Fund Stipulations
H.B. 2350
Provides that a school board's application to the Board of Education for a loan from the Literary Fund must be signed by the chairman of the governing body and the chairman of the school board; provides that such loans are considered general obligation debts o...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Leasing Land for Private Construction
H.B. 1208
Authorizes the board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning to authorize universities to lease land at the univeersity for the construction of facilities by private financing for a term of 31 years. Contains requirements for building code complia...

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WYSigned into law 03/2007P-12Facilities Funds Surplus
S.B. 16
Allows unexpended amounts from major building and facility repair and replacement payments to be earmarked for use in subsequent school
years, provided the unexpended amount during any school year does not exceed 10% of the amount of payments distributed to th...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Construction Project Approval
H.B. 1248
Schools considering construction projects are required to get approval from the state superintendent. If the superintendent denies the request, the district may appeal to the state board. New provisions establish the requirements that the state board must cons...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Facilities Payment Expansion
S.B. 14
Expands major building and facility repair and replacement payments for school districts to include buildings or facilities that would otherwise be treated as a closed building or determined to be surplus if the building or facility is being used for the provi...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Facility Repair & Maintenance Bonds
H.B. 38
Allows district school boards to propose bonds for the purpose of facility repair and maintenance; requires bonding propositions for facility or facility feature enhancements to include a reserve or sinking fund for maintenance. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/20...

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HISigned into law 07/2006P-12State Educational Facilities Improvement Special Fund
H.B. 1891
Increases the funds deposited to the state educational facilities improvement special fund from $45 million to $90 million. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1891_cd1_.htm...

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NJSigned into law 07/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Revenue For School Facilities Projects Debt
A.B. 4705
Raises the cigarette tax rate 17 1/2 cents per pack and changes tobacco products wholesale sales tax on moist snuff to a weight-based tax; provides for a portion of the cigarette tax and tobacco products wholesale sales tax revenues to be appropriated annually...

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CAApproved by voters 07/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
School and University Facilities Funding
V. 9 (Prop. 1D)
(AB 127-Chapter 35, 2006) Enacts the Kindergarten- University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006 which would authorize a specified amount in state general obligation bonds to provide aid to school districts, county superintendents of schools, county ...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12School-Level Minor Repair and Maintenance Account
S.B. 2704
Amends provisions related to the school-level minor repair and maintenance account. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb2704_hd1_.htm...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Repair, Maintenance and Renovation of Classrooms
S.B. 2956
Provides resources for the repair, maintenance, and renovation of public schools; makes an appropriation for the renovation of classrooms statewide in the department of education. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb2956_cd1_.htm...

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CARejected by voters 06/2006P-12Public Library Construction Bond to Improve Reading & Literacy
Prop. 81
This act provides for a bond issue in an amount not to exceed a total of six hundred million dollars ($600,000,000) to provide
funds for the construction and renovation of public library facilities in order to expand access to reading and literacy
programs in ...

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CASigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act
A.B. 127
Enacts the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006. Authorizes a specified amount in state general obligation bonds to provide aid to school districts, county superintendents of schools, county boards of education, the California C...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Districts with Extraordinary Declining Enrollment
S.B. 549 - Section 4
Defines 'extraordinary declining enrollment' as a district enrollment which has declined during the preceding three school years at a rate of at least 5% per year or by at least 50 students per year, whichever is greater. Bars the board of any district with e...

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GASigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority
S.B. 562
Creates the Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority as a body corporate and politic, an instrumentality of the state, and a public corporation. Gives the authority power to purchase, lease, hold and dispose of property; appoint an executive director; mak...

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AZSigned into law 04/2006P-12Energy Cost Savings for Districts
H.B. 2430
Relates to energy cost saving measures; provides that a school district may contract for the procurement of a guaranteed energy cost savings contract with a qualified provider through a competitive sealed proposal process as provided by the procurement practic...

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ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12Funds for Utilities, Maintenance and Renovation
S.B. 27
States nine percent of foundation funding must be dedicated by districts to payment of utilities and costs of maintenance and renovation.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2006S1/public/SB27.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Levies for Cooperative Service Agency Facilities
H.B. 705
Amends existing law relating to cooperative service agencies to provide that a cooperative service agency may request its member school districts to authorize a levy not to exceed .1% for the purpose of constructing and maintaining cooperative service agency f...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Public School Facilities Cooperative Fund
H.B. 743 Section 6 and 12
Provides for a $25 million Public School Facilities Cooperative Fund to remediate unsafe school facilities, as a last resort, if the school district has been unable or unwilling to solve the problem. Allows a district to apply to use the fund if they have att...

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WYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Facility Plans
H.B. 73
Relates to school capital construction; modifies the school district facility planning process; clarifies the procedures regarding review of district plan; specifies a transition. Prohibits any plan from including the abandonment or demolition of any school or...

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NMSigned into law 03/2006P-12Facilities Plans, Projections, Construction
S.B. 450
From Fiscal Note: The bill requires all school districts to have submitted a five-year facilities plan which includes enrollment projections, a current preventative maintenance plan, the capital needs of charter schools located in the district, and projections...

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NJIssued 02/2006P-12Ovesight of the School Construction Program
Executive Order No. 3
Creates a new position of oversight of the School Construction Program and a new working group that will oversee a full review of the program and recommend reforms. The governor appointed 6 new members to the Schools Construction Corporation (SCC) Board of Dir...

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NJIssued 02/2006P-12Special Counsel to the Governor for School Construction
E.O. 3; (NEW BILL)
(Executive Order 2006-3) Creates the position of Special Counsel to the Governor for School Construction ("Special Counsel.") The Special Counsel is to be appointed by the Governor.  During the period of appointment the Special Counsel shall also serve as a Sp...

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NHSigned into law 07/2005P-12School building aid grants
S.B. 38
This bill provides that a receiving district situated in this state providing an education to pupils from one or more sending districts situated in this state under a contract entered into pursuant to RSA 194:21-a or RSA 194:22, shall be eligible, under certai...

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HISigned into law 07/2005P-12Facilities Funding and Oversight
S.B. 1660
Transfers the management of the state educational facilities improvement special fund and capital improvement and repair and maintenance programs of school facilities to the department of education. Establishes the educational design and construction project a...

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COSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.College Opportunity Fund
S.B. 132
Specifies that a student who is eligible to receive a stipend may receive a stipend for graduate level courses that apply toward the student's undergraduate degree. Requires the Colorado student loan program to reduce the amount of the stipend per credit hour ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Repeals Public Schools Facilities Funding Act
H.B. 1106
Repeals the Public School Facilities Funding Act. From analysis: School Facilities Act was established in 1989 to be administered by the Bond Review Board. The board was authorized to issue bonds and place the proceeds in the public school facilities fund. T...

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TXVetoed 06/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Procurement
H.B. 2525
From bill analysis: Consolidates alternate project delivery processes into a single chapter of the Government Code. This is similar to the legal approach to procurement of professional services, under which the same process applies to all governmental entitie...

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NHSigned into law 05/2005P-12School building aid
H.B. 71
This bill makes an appropriation of $2,730,411 to the department of education for the purpose of fully funding all school building aid projects approved in the 2005 fiscal year

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2005/HB0071.html...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Facilities
S.B. 766
Repeals a provision of law requiring the transfer of public school facilities and property from the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners; repeals a requirement that prohibits the State from funding capital imp...

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KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-12Funding Formulas, Bonds, Tax Levies and Mill Rates
H.B. 2247 (section 19-29)
Establishes procedures for local tax levies. Establishes in every district a fund called the teacher salary enhancement fund. Creates a formula for determining a district's cost of living weighting. Authorizes any balance remaining in a district's vocational e...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Design Build Construction
S.B. 1093
Defines "design-build," "design-builder" and "design-build contract." Permits any school district to use design-build construction as a project delivery method for the building, altering, repairing, improving, maintaining, or demolishing of any structure, or a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Buildings and Facilities
H.B. 1448
Amends Arkansas code 6-20-402. Allows a district to terminate a long-term lease agreement at the end of any fiscal year for the district. Requires all school buildings or related facilities to comply with the requirements of the Arkansas School Facility Manual...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Academic Facilities Funding
H.B. 2508
This subchapter is known as and may be cited as the "Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Funding Act." Determines the value of total assesed valuation of taxable real, personal and utility property in the school district.

Establishes the the Academic F...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Energy Savings Contracts
S.B. 1095
Concerns energy savings contracts for school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1095.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Buildings in Consolidated School Districts
H.B. 2936
Establishes procedures for the preservation, sale and/or disposal of school buildings in school districts that have been consolidated. Allows a district that determines any real estate it owns or controlls is not required for the district's present or anticipa...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Finance
H.B. 1091
Relates to public school finance; removes the requirement that a portion of local and federal revenue be used for capital outlay; provides for the calculation of MEM on the eightieth and one hundred twentieth days.

Removes the requirement that the school dist...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Academic Oversight Committee
S.B. 591
Creates the Academic Facilities Oversight Committee and the advisory committee on public school academic facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB591.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Facilities Program Act
S.B. 593
Establishes the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program Act. Requires the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to develop a comprehensive Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program that includes an academic facili...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Facilities Board
H.B. 2287
Reduces the length of the comprehensive plan for the proposed use of Building Renewal Fund monies from five years to three years.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2287...

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OKSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Promise of Excellence Act
H.B. 1191
Enacts the Higher Education Promise of Excellence Act of 2005; authorizes the issuance of certain obligations to the Regents for Higher Education, the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, the Board of Regents for the Agricultural and Mechanical coll...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Public School Facilities and Transportation
S.B. 590
Revises the duties and responsibilities of the division of public school academic facilities and transportation and creates the commission on public school academic facilities and transportation.

Provides that the enumerated duties of the Division of Public ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Public-Public Partnerships
S.B. 858
Defines "public-public partnership" as a contractual agreement between a school district and another governmental agency, political subdivision, or institution of higher education to meet a clearly defined need for facilities, infrastructure, or goods and serv...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Education Service Cooperatives
H.B. 1357
An act to allow education service cooperatives to purchase or construct buildings as may be required to provide authorized programs and services and to provide for distribution of assets upon dissolution. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public...

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AZVetoed 03/2005P-12School Facilities Board
S.B. 1394
Amends provisions relating to the school facilities board. Bars the school facilities board from entering into lease-to-own transactions as of June 30, 2005; provides exception. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=1394...

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UTTo governor 03/2005P-12Enrollment Growth Program Amendments
H.B. 124
This bill modifies the funding formula for a program that provides money to school districts for school building construction.
This bill: defines terms, including "yield per ADM"; removes the requirement that a school district be a recipient of monies distribu...

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WYSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Facilities
H.B. 269
Specifies district major maintenance payment expenditures from the required separate account. Account expenditures may include the expenses of district personnel performing work described under paragraph (a)(iii) of this section if approved by the commission a...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Facility Construction Commission (SFCC) Review
H.B. 267 (Facility Component)
Directs the Office of Education Accountability to conduct a review of the SFCC's ability to provide local school districts with necessary debt service assistance to maintain a facility program that will be conducive to a positive learning environment. ...

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WYSigned into law 02/2005P-12Capital Construction
S.F. 29
Relates to school capital construction program; modifies the date by which state funding is provided for major facilities maintenance/replacement and makes payments based upon square footage computations computed on September 1 of the prior school year. http:...

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NYPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 01/2005P-12School Cafeteria Renovations
S.B. 7474
Relates to the renovation of cafeterias in school districts located in cities with a population of one million or more....

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FLSigned into law 12/2004P-12Educational Facilities Restoration
H.B. 11A
Creates the Educational Facilities Hurricane Restoration Cash Flow Loan Program to assist district school boards in making timely payments in restoring educational facilities; requires the department of education to administer the loan program and distribute l...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12Used Modular Classroom Standards
S.B. 677
Requires the establishment of rules for the standards and requirements for the relocation and reuse of used modular classroom; provides the rules shall require an inspection of a relocated used modular classroom at its original location, at its new location or...

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UTAdopted 12/2004P-12State School Building Program
R277-451
Amends rules concerning the State School Building Program. Provides definition for the 'Enrollment Growth Program.' Adds procedures for school districts to use when applying for Enrollment Growth Program funds. Describes how funds are distributed. Adds new lan...

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ILSigned into law 10/2004P-12School District Tax Levy
H.B. 759
Amends the School Code. Provides that a community unit school district may issue bonds up to a specified amount if the district has a specified equalization valuation and a specified daily attendance if the bonds are issued to build, equip and repair specified...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Needs Assessment: Emergency Repairs
S.B. 6
Establishes the School Facilities Needs Assessment Grant Program, to be administered by the State Allocation Board, for the
purpose of awarding grants to school districts for schoolsites ranked in deciles 1 to 3 on the Academic Performance Index, to conduct a ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Sprinkler Systems
A.B. 2343
Requires an automatic sprinkler system to be installed in facilities modernized pursuant to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act under certain circumstances. Permits the State Allocation Board to waive the requirement that a project include an automatic s...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Facilities: New Construction and Modernization
A.B. 1465
Amends the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act relating to funding for construction of small high schools. Provides for adjustments of new construction grants on a pilot program basis for small high schools meeting certain criteria. Reduces local matching fu...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Critically Overcrowded School Facilities
A.B. 2950
Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998, requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant school districts, prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for construction and modernization of school facilities, including hards...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Reimbursement for a new Science Facility
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 17: Existing law provides that no pupil shall receive a diploma of graduation from high school who, while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, has
not completed specified courses, including 2 courses in science. Prior law required a pupil to complete only one co...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Facilities Inspection System
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene State School Building Lease-Purchase Law of 1976, the Leroy F. Greene State School Building
Lease-Purchase Law of 1998, and the State Relocatable Classroom Law of 1979, requires the State Allocation Board to require a school d...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Cards
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 10: Requires the school accountability report card to include information regarding the availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials for each pupil, any needed maintenance of school facilities to ensure good repair, the misassign...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities
A.B. 736
Requires the State Allocation Board to adopt regulations to implement design standards for school facilities in accordance with guidelines established by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Provides that eligibility for funding for projects under t...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Lease-Leaseback Contracts
A.B. 1486
Establishes a competitive proposal process for leases that provide for the construction of a building or buildings for the use of the school district during the term of the lease. Authorizes the governing board of a district to enter into a lease-back contract...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Selling or Leasing of Real Estate by a School District
A.B. 2838
Requires the offer to sell or lease real estate with an option to purchase by a school district to be provided in writing to other specified public agencies and nonprofit organizations be directly notified of the offer. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/a...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Funding
S.B. 628
Permits the calculation of eligibility for new construction funding if the existing school building capacity in any high school attendance area would prevent another school attendance area from receiving the maximum per-unhoused-pupil grant specified for the s...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Joint-Use Projects
A.B. 2446
Amends the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act. Deletes teacher education facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Includes parks and preschool facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Permits a joint-use facility to be located adjacent to an existin...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Regional Occupational Centers
A.B. 2035
Deems regional occupational centers to be school districts for school modernization funding purposes of the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act if the centers would not otherwise qualify for school modernization funding. Requires the State Allocation Board t...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Modernization
A.B. 1126
Requires the State Allocation Board to adjust for inflation the calculation used to determine the total funding eligibility of a school district for modernization funding on a monthly basis, rather than annually. Requires the board to review project costs resu...

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CAVetoed 08/2004P-12School Facilities: Seismic Safety Upgrades
A.B. 1790
Makes certain findings and declarations related to seismic safety upgrades and would state the intent of the Legislature to consider the development of a seismic safety upgrade program for school facilities. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_1751-1800/...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act
H.B. 4361
Creates the Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act. The installation of fire sprinklers is required in all dormitories by 2013, unless excepted. Provides for the Finance Authority and the State Fire Marshall to administer a revolving loan program. Creates the Fire Sprin...

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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12School Building Assistance Program
H.B. 4977
Relates to the School Building Assistance Program; provides for the dedicated sales tax revenue amount; creates the School Modernization and Reconstruction Trust Fund; provides for bonds, notes and trusts....

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CASigned into law 07/2004P-12School Facility Maintenance Costs
S.B. 409
Reduces, for the 2004-05 fiscal year only, the amount required to be deposited by a school district into its restricted account to 2% of the district's general fund expenditures, including other financing areas. Provides that for that fiscal year, the annual d...

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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12
Postsec.
School Building Assistance Program
H.B. 4978
Relates to the School Building Assistance Program; provides for grants, investments, trusts and bonds; creates the School Building Authority; provides for children with disabilities; prohibits racial desegregation; provides for public-private partnerships, cha...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12School Repairs and Maintenance
H.B. 1929
Relates to school repair and maintenance and the Hawaii 3R's program; establishes a coordinator position to coordinate the public and private efforts to repair and maintain public schools. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1929_sd2_.htm...

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ILVeto overridden by both houses of legislature 07/2004P-12Condemned School Repair Financing
H.B. 753
Amends the Property Tax Code and the School Code. Allows a school district located in a county subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, with a total enrollment of a certain number of students, and that had a school building condemned to levy an an...

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CARule Adoption 06/2004P-12Critically Overcrowded Schools
Title 2 CCR 1859.2, 1859.145, 1859.145.1
Amends regulations to update the critically overcrowded schools regulations to clarify the possibility of using use of grants in preliminary applications, provide hazardous material clean up money for existing schools in preliminary applications, and specify a...

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HISigned into law 06/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Revenue Bonds for Not-for-Profit Education Facilities
S.B. 3086
Relates to special purpose revenue bonds for Island Pacific Academy. The legislature finds and determines that the planning and construction constitute a project as defined in part VIII, chapter 39A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and the financing of such a project...

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TNTo governor 06/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Bond Issues
S.B. 429
Present law authorizes the state to issue and sell general obligation bonds for any purpose authorized by the general assembly, including the funding of education. All revenues earmarked and allocated specifically and exclusively for educational purposes and a...

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COPartial veto 06/2004P-12Capital Construction
H.B. 1464
Allows the state department of education to add employees to assist with school capital construction. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/9C325359D40DBB8D87256E850065FF92?Open&file=1464_enr.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Finance; Enrollment Calculations; Charter School Contracts
H.B. 1397
Concerns the financing of public schools; relates to calculations of pupil enrollment; relates to charter school contracts. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/28517E5E9054E56887256E0400738CE5?Open&file=1397_enr.pdf...

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FLBecame law without governor's signature 05/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Funding
H.B. 1867
Relates to education funding; requires school districts to establish certain policies and procedures regarding lottery fund enhancements; provides tax credit cap for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; prohibits use of funds for lab s...

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CTSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Construction Funding and Graduation Dates
S.B. 343
Provides that if a town, whose school district is the priority district with the largest student enrollment, uses federal funds to finance school construction projects, such funds shall be deemed to be part of the town's local share for such projects; provides...

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NHSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Building Aid Grants
S.B. 352
Excludes amounts transferred to capital reserve from the formula for computing school building aid grant amounts.

For the purposes of computing grants hereunder, the amount of the annual payment of principal shall be increased by an amount equal to the amount...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Public School Modular Construction
H.B. 199
Requires the Board of Public Works to include modular construction as an approved public school construction or capital cost; requires the Board of Public Works to adopt specified regulations....

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Public School Facilities Act
S.B. 787
Authorizes a county to finance the construction or renovation of public school facilities, under specified circumstances, using alternative financing methods; authorizes specified counties to issue bonds under specified circumstances; alters the amount of gran...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Public School Facilities Act
H.B. 1230
Authorizes a county to finance the construction or renovation of public school facilities, under specified circumstances, using alternative financing methods; authorizes specified counties to issue bonds under specified circumstances; alters the amount of gran...

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VASigned into law 04/2004Postsec.VA Higher Educational Institutions Bond
S.B. 31
Bond bill; Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Bill of 2004. Authorizes the issuance of 9 (c) bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $255,316,600 for the financing of revenue-producing capital projects at institutions of higher edu...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12Bond Levy Equalization Program
H.B. 780
Amends existing law relating to the Bond Levy Equalization Support Program to prohibit utilization of assistance pursuant to the program for projects previously subsidized by state grants; provides that an otherwise eligible school district shall not be deemed...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Growth County Status
S.B. 408
Relates to levies by county boards of education and expenditure of taxes collected; allows growth counties to use provisions of the Growth County School Facilities Act; provides high-growth counties may place certain property tax revenues in growth county faci...

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SCGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE. 03/2004Postsec.State Bond Funds
H.B. 3900
Provides that the proceeds of bonds authorized under the South Carolina Research University Infrastructure Act are appropriated and authorized to be expended for the purposes and in the manner set forth in the act; provides that the proceeds of bonds authorize...

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COSigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Auxiliary Facilities for Higher Education
H.B. 1005
Concerns the enterprise status of auxiliary facilities of state institutions of higher education. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/32AD98B37C17816487256DB9006E00A3?open&file=1005_enr.pdf...

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COSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Construction and Renovation Funds
H.B. 1055
Concerns the modification of the process used to make matching grants for school district capital construction from the school construction and renovation fund.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/03DE7EE7F88A911587256DB0004D0816?Open&fi...

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CTSigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Authorization of Bonds
S.B. 30
Concerns an authorization of bonds of the state for higher education capital improvements and other purposes; implements the Governors budget recommendations. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2004/act/Pa/2004PA-00003-R00SB-00030-PA.htm...

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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Capital Outlay
S.B. 399
Relates to public school capital outlay; authorizes severance tax bonds and supplemental severance tax bonds for public school capital outlay projects; establishes funding priorities; expands the purpose for which funds may be used, increases the state distrib...

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NMPartial Veto, November 2004 Ballot 03/2004P-12
Postsec.
Capital Projects
H.B. 294
Authorizes the issuance and sale of capital projects general obligation bonds to make capital expenditures for senior citizen facility improvements and acquisitions, for higher educational capital improvements and acquisitions, for water project improvements, ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Building Legislative Task Force
S.B. 154
Creates the school building legislative task force; provides for a final report to the Education Interim Committee....

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CAApproved by voters 03/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
K-20 Facilities Bond Issue
Proposition 55 (AB 16)
Enacts the Kindergarten - University Public Facilities Bond Act of 2004 for $12.3 million; funds education facilities to relieve overcrowding and repair of older schools; funds upgrade and new classrooms in the California Community Colleges, the California Sta...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Department of Education
H.B. 1009
Creates the Division of Public School Accountability and the Arkansas Public Schools Accountability Advisory Council; creates the Division of Public School Academic Facilities to ensure equal access to adequate educational facilities and educational equipment;...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Custodial and Maintenance Care for Schools
S.B. 53
Establishes criteria for custodial and maintenance care for school facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB53.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Tax Amnesty Program
H.B. 1100
Creates a State Tax Penalty and Interest Amnesty Program for taxpayers who make a voluntary payment of State taxes during the period of July 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004; provides all moneys collected under the program would be deposited in a special Publ...

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ARSigned into law 12/2003P-12K-12 Educational Facilities Committee
S.B. 10
Repeals the fiscal year allocation provision for expenses of the joint committee on K-12 educational facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB10.pdf...

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GAAdopted 11/2003P-12Public School Capital Outlay
GAC 160-5-4-.04
Clarifies rules regarding special appropriation for public school capital outlay. Adds the additional funds authorized by the General Assembly to assist local boards of education in funding the construction of instructional units needed to implement the requir...

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MENovember 2003 Ballot 11/2003Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Facilities
Question 5: Bond Issue
Do you favor a $19,000,000 bond issue to make repairs, upgrades and other facility improvements and enhance access for students with disabilities and upgrade classroom equipment at various campuses of the University of Maine System; the Maine Maritime Academy;...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12School Facilities Funding: Replacement Buildings
A.B. 1631
Relates to existing law requiring the State Allocation Board to provide a supplemental grant for 50% of the replacement cost of a single story building if a school proposes to demolish the building and replace it with a multistory building under certain condit...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12School Restrooms
S.B. 892
Requires every public and private school to have restroom facilities open during school hours, and at all times to keep every restroom maintained and cleaned regularly, fully operational, and stocked with soap and paper supplies. Makes a school district inelig...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Surplus School Property: Use of Proceeds
A.B. 264
Authorizes a school district to deposit up to 25% of the proceeds of the sale of surplus school real property into the district's general fund for the use for any one-time expenditure under prescribed conditions. Precludes the transfer from disqualifying the s...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12School Site Acquisition
S.B. 763
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to acquire a site for a school building if the petition requesting the acquisition is approved by a majority of the members of the governing board of the acquiring school district and filed with the county su...

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NYSigned into law 09/2003Postsec.State University Affiliated Academic Incubator
S.B. 4000
Amends the education law, in relation to university- related economic development facilities; authorizes the state university to establish an account to receive payments from leases of the pharmaceutical technology manufacturing building; allows any payments d...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12School Facilities
S.B. 15
Sets forth the manner of funding charter school facilities under the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004 by the State Allocation Board and the California School Finance Authority. Allows an additional apportionment to be made, ...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
Postsec.
School Facilities: Maintenance and Repair
A.B. 1124
Requires a priority for the use of maintenance funding under the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 be to ensure that facilities, including, but not limited to, rest-room facilities for pupils, are functional and that they meet local hygiene standar...

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ORSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Capital Construction
H.B. 5028
Relating to the financial administration of the Department of Higher Education for capital construction; establishes accounts related to issuance of general obligation bonds; authorizes the issuance of lottery bonds to fund projects related to the university r...

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WYEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Uniform Adequacy Standards for Facilities
(Uncodified) Chapter 4
Establishes emergency rules relating to uniform statewide standards for the adequacy of school buildings and facilities necessary for providing educational programs prescribed by law for the the public schools. WYOMING REG 4370 (SN)...

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NHSigned into law 07/2003P-12School Building Aid Grant
H.B. 751
Implements an alternative school building aid grant formula; establishes size and cost standards for the construction of new school facilities or administrative unit facilities; permits high school vocational technical education programs which lease space to b...

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HILine-item various appropriations veto 07/2003P-12Helping Hands Hawaii
S.B. 58
Establishes the Hawaii 3R's School Repair and Maintenance Fund;appropriates funds for a grant to Hawaii 3R's for the school repair and maintenance fund; appropriates funds for a position with the Department of Accounting and General Services to coordinate the ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges
S.B. 773
Authorizes community colleges to enter into public/private partnerships for construction projects....

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Portable Classroom Space
S.P. 538 (LD 1577) (omnibus bill)
Amends section allowing district to appeal to extend 5-year maximum approval period for leasing portable classroom space if this limitation creates an undue burden. Specifies that when making a determination on a school administrative unit's request for relie...

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HISigned into law 06/2003P-12School Repair and Maintenance
H.B. 281
Transfers control of management and funding for school repair and maintenance to the department of education. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb281_.htm...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12School Infrastructure Financing Program
S.F. 445
Relates to the establishment of a school infrastructure financing program by providing for a local option school infrastructure sales tax and providing for the use of the revenues from the local option tax for school infrastructure or property tax relief purpo...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12Portable Classrooms
H.P. 619
Allows a school administrative unit that is engaged in a lease-purchase agreement for portable classroom space to be eligible for state support beyond the 10-year limit if the unit has a major capital improvement application on file with the department and is ...

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COSigned by Governor 05/2003P-12Tax Exempt Bond Financing
H.B. 1363
Repeals the statutory provisions that prohibit a religious entity from receiving tax-exempt bond financing through the Colorado educational and cultural facilities authority. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/B8D12A394DB4C10487256CFC005...

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COPartial veto 05/2003P-12Financing of Public Schools
S.B. 248
Concerns the procedures for the funding of public schools, including adjustments to the district size factor, minimum per pupil funding, at-risk student calculation; temporary reduction of number of children participating on the Colorado Preschool Program; cha...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public School Facilities
S.B. 498
Extends the Aging Schools Program to fiscal year 2004 and every fiscal year thereafter; Requires the impact of the proposed goals, objectives and implementation strategies on public school facilities and capital improvements that may be needed to implement the...

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COSigned into law 05/2003P-12Charter School Capital Construction Financing
H.B. 1021
Concerns the financing of capital construction for qualified charter schools that have bonds issued on their behalf by the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/6218A4F4A2D0D87687256C5...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12School Facilities
H.B. 2091
Removes the School Facilities Board's (SFB) requirement to provide project managers to requesting school districts for constructing new school facilities and maintaining existing school facilities. Requires a county school superintendent operating and administ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Use of Solar Energy
S.B. 2
Relates to the pilot program to use solar energy in public school buildings. Extends program from solely newly constructed buildings to also include existing or renovated public schools. Specifies how much of an elementary, middle or high school's electrical e...

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AZVetoed 05/2003P-12School Building Renewal Formula
H.B. 2012
Changes the formula used by the School Facilities Board for building renewal, school district space conversion or replacement cost. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2012...

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IDSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.
Community College
Community College Facilities
H.B. 396
Authorizes the State Building Authority to receive contributions from community college districts and to rent, lease, sell or sublease to community college districts; requires approval of the Legislature prior to financing facilities for community college dist...

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IDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Unsafe and Unhealthy Schools
H.B. 403
Establishes a safe school facilities levy; establishes criteria under which the levy may be imposed and allows
for judicial confirmation when the safety levy fails; brings all pending lawsuits under the constitutionally based
Education Claims Act. http://www3....

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 04/2003P-12School Building Renewal Funds
H.B. 2096
Authorizes School Facilities Board to withhold building renewal monies until school districts comply with reporting requirements. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2096...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Public Private Partnerships to School Districts
H.B. 2272
Allows school districts to enter into public-private partnerships whereby the school district enters into lease-purchase agreements for school buildings built by the private entities with facilities bonds that are exempt from federal taxes; provides for short-...

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MDSigned into law 04/2003P-12State Debt for School Facilities
S.B. 7
Authorizes the creation of a State Debt to be used as a grant to the Interagency Committee on School Construction for the allocation to eligible school systems under the Aging School Program for the repair, renovation, and capital improvements of qualified zon...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Capital Outlay Fund
S.B. 83
Concerns school districts; relates to the capital outlay fund. Allows districts greater freedom when attempting to win voter approval of a millage vote for capital cost. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/83.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Joint Committee on Educational Facilities
S.B. 307
Creates the joint committee on educational facilities to evaluate school facilities across the state to ensure that adequate and substantially equal facilities are provided for children. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB307.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Unsafe Schools
H.B. 326
Provides that the repair, renovation or replacement of unsafe or unhealthy conditions in public school facilities is an ordinary and necessary expense within the meaning of the Constitution of the State of Idaho. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0326.html...

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COAdopted 04/2003P-12Schools
6 CCR 1010-6
Establishes emergency rules concerning schools, specifying the following: general provisions; grounds; sanitary facilities and controls; building, occupancy, space and use; mechanical requirements; equipment and supplies; school food service; laboratory, indus...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12
Postsec.
School Building
S.B. 180
Provides for school building on a cash basis, flood insurance, use of specified funds to finance construction, technical-vocational facilities, and facilities for junior colleges. http://129.71.164.29/Bill_Text_HTML/2003_SESSIONS/Regular_Session/Senate/S_BILL...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Minimum School Program Act Amendments
H.B. 3
This act modifies the State System of Public Education Code by providing funding for the Minimum School Program and school building aid programs. This act establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2003-04 of...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Facilities
S.B. 710
Provides that schools must be maintained in a manner ensuring compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and that the school be accessible, barrier free, safe, and clean; provides suitable space for classrooms, administrative staff, pupil per...

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MERule Adoption 03/2003P-12Maine School Facilities Program/School Revolving Fund
05-071-64, 94-376-64
Proposes rules governing the application and approval process for projects to be considered through the School Revolving Renovation Fund, Facility Maintenance and Capital Improvement Programs, Maine School Facilities Finance Program, and lease and lease/purcha...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Standards of Quality/Learning Environment
H.B. 1493
Amends Standard 1 of the Standards of Quality to express the belief of the General Assembly and the Board of Education that the quality of public education is dependent upon an appropriate learning environment within school facilities built and equipped to mee...

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CAEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2003P-12Charter School Facilities Program
Title 4 CCR 10151 thru 10162
Establishes emergency rules concerning requirements for financing charter school construction projects, pursuant to Charter School Facilities Program. CALIFORNIA REG 15069 (SN)...

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AKApproved by voters 11/2002P-12Bonds to Support Education Facilities
Bonding Proposition C
State General Obligation Educational and Museum Facility, Design, Construction, and Major Maintenance Bonds $236,805,441. An Act relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of design, construction, and major mainten...

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ORApproved by voters 11/2002P-12General Obligation Bonds For Seismic Rehabilitation Of Public Education Buildings
Measure 15
(SJR 21) Amends Constitution: Authorizes State To Issue General Obligation Bonds For Seismic Rehabilitation Of Public Education Buildings (Defined) (http://sos-venus.sos.state.or.us:8080/elec_srch/web_irr_search.record_detail?p_reference=20020302..QSCYYY)...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-125-Year Plan for Infrastructure
A.B. 857
Clarifies the information that is required to be included in the Governor's annual report to the Legislature concerning a 5-year plan for infrastructure needed by state agencies, schools and postsecondary education institutions and a proposal for funding the n...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Joint Commission work on facilities financing
A.B. 2867
Authorizes the Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority, the Housing Commission, the Unified School District of San Diego and the City of San Diego to enter into a joint power agreement to create and operate a joint powers agency with all of the powers of t...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 09/2002P-12Make recommendations for energy efficent school designs
S.B. 284
Requires the Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in consultation with the State Department of Education and the Division of the State Architect and the Office of Public School Construction within the Department of General Services, to rec...

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ORApproved by voters 9/2002 09/2002P-12State Funding Amendment
Measure 19
(HJR 80 - 2002) Amends the Constitution. Creates a "rainy day" reserve fund for public schools and colleges by converting the existing Education Endowment Fund to the Education Stability Fund. Allocates $150 million from the fund for local school budgets. I...

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CASigned into law 07/2002P-12Rules for Bond Elections
A.B. 693
Prohibits School Facilities Improvement District special bond election within a 45-day period before or after a Statewide election, unless called for the same date as the Statewide election or an established election date....

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MOSigned into law 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community College Taxes
H.B. 2022
Repeals and reenacts without change the statue that sets community college property tax rates and creates a procedure to establish capital improvement subdistricts within community college districts, which may levy taxes with voter approval. ...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Lease-to-Own Facility Finance Programs
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Creates new sections permitting 1) school facilities board to acquire school facilities to permit local districts to use through a lease-to-own program; and 2) a school district to acquire facilities through lease-to-own arrangements with the school facilities...

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AZSigned by governor 06/2002P-12District Capital Plans
H.B. 2096
Requires districts to include in their annual capital plan the number of high school pupils the district currently pays tuition to or accepts students from another district to educate. Requires the school facilities board, the receiving school district and the...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Deficiencies Corrections Deadlines and State Schools for Deaf and Blind
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
States that dates by which actions must be completed do not apply to the Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind. Requires that school facilities board ensure that deficiencies in the facilities for these schools are assessed by December 31, 2002. See...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Deficiencies Correction Fund and Building Renewal Fund
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Bars school facilities board from disbursing funds to districts from the deficiencies correction fund for projects begun after June 30, 2003 or that were authorized by school facilities board after May 10, 2002. Requires any district receiving monies from the ...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12New School Facilities Fund and School Construction
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Establishes September 1 as deadline for districts to submit capital plan to school facilities board. Section formerly allowed district to use surplus monies received from school facilities fund for any other capital purpose; section now mandates that district ...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Minimum Adequate Gross Square Footage Requirements
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Makes addition to subsection forbidding local board to reduce pupil square footage when such action would cause the district to fall below minimum adequate gross square footage requirements without written permission of school facilities board. Addition specif...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Prince George's County Governance and Administration
H.B. 949
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board members. Allows for nonvoting student member. Establishes Chief Executive Officer as executive officer, secretary, and treas...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12Coordination of Public and Private Efforts
S.B. 2068
Continues 2001-02 appropriation to fund position in the department of accounting and general services to coordinate public and private efforts to repair and maintain public schools. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb2068_.htm...

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MDVetoed 05/2002P-12Aging School Program Funds; Task Force to Study Public School Facilities
H.B. 937
Establishes new allocation method for district grants under the Aging Schools Program; provides specified additional funds yearly to county boards. Establishes Task Force to Study Public School Facilities, establishes duties and membership. Requires task forc...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Education Facility Survey
S.B. 20E
According to state legislative summary, "To ensure that educational facilities information used by the legislature is accurate, [section] is amended to provide that the department is to conduct an on-site review of a statistically valid sample of 5% of the fac...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Code Re-Write: Compliance with Florida Building Code and Charter Building Expenses
S.B. 20E
According to state legislative summary, "Clarifies that school district, community college and university facilities are to comply with the 'appropriate' sections of the Florida Building Code. See bill section 837, page 1550, line 22 ff. Also according to stat...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: School Infrastructure Thrift Program
S.B. 20E
According to legislative summary, "More school districts will qualify for awards from the school infrastructure program because [the bill specifies that] the space counted will not include hurricane shelters."...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Local Government/District Interlocal Agreements
S.B. 1906
Addresses facilities and local government/district collaborative efforts. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/cgi-bin/view_page.pl?Tab=session&Submenu=1&FT=D&File=sb1906er.html&Directory=session/2002/Senate/bills/billtext/html/...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Finance Overhaul
S.B. 856
Requires that county board financial audit results be reported to state superintendent, county fiscal authority, and specified house and senate committees. Requries Management Oversight Panel to monitor implementation of audits' recommendations and coordinatio...

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AZSigned into law 04/2002P-12Capital Outlay Revenue Limits and District Desegregation Activities
H.B. 2550
Sets limits to amount that local board may budget outside of the capital outlay revenue limit. Requires districts pursuing desegregation voluntarily or under mandate to report to the department biennially on desegregation expenditures, activities and documente...

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NHSigned into law 04/2002P-12Indoor Air Quality, Fire Safety
H.B. 329
Establishes a committee to study indoor air quality and fire safety in public schools....

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NESigned into law 04/2002P-12Nebraska Schools Construction Alternative Act
L.B. 391
LB 391 is the Nebraska Schools Construction Alternatives Act. The bill allows a school district to enter into a design-build contract or construction management at risk contract for a public project if the school adheres to specified procedures. It is voluntar...

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VASigned into law 04/2002P-12City-School Facilities
S.B. 276
Makes the local governing body of a locality a tenant in common with the local school board in instances where the locality has incurred a multi- year financial obligation to fund the acquisition, construction or improvement of public school property. http://...

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VASigned into law 04/2002P-12Satellite public education facilities
H.B. 755
Authorizes school boards to enter into agreements with private business and industry for the establishment, installation, renovation, remodeling, or construction of satellite classrooms for grades kindergarten through three on a site owned by the business or i...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Bond Issue Authorized
H.B. 1628
Authorizes a $28,500,000 General Fund bond issue to capitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund, to provide grants to public educational institutions to install sprinkler systems in dormitories, to renovate the Harlow Office Building and to provide a cente...

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UTSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Secure Areas in Facilities
S.B. 164
Modifies provisions related to security procedures at State Institutions of Higher Education by allowing the State Board of Regents to authorize institutional to establish no more than 1 bearing room at each institution as a secure area....

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Technology Part of Capital Projects
S.B. 6515
Relates to clarifying the uses of the school district capital projects fund to include the costs of implementing technology facilities plans; includes costs associated with implementing technology systems, facilities, and projects, including acquiring hardward...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Air Quality in New Schools
S.B. 32
Relates to air quality in new schools; requires rules to establish a process for independent radon testing, adjusting and valacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; requires training of personnel in the maintenance and operation of such system...

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WYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Capital Construction System
H.B. 43
Relates to school capital construction; establishes a school capital construction system; establishes a state school facilities commission; prescribes transitional school building activities; provides for school bonds....

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12School Safety and Health Revolving Loan and Grant Fund
S.B. 1431
Amends existing law to extend conditions for applications to the School Safety and Health Revolving Loan and Grant Fund to include authority to draw upon the fund for grants for indebtedness incurred for the abatement of unsafe or unhealthy conditions; provide...

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MESigned into law 03/2002P-12
H.B. 373
Removes the cap on the fees charged by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services for services associated with a school construction project; requires the Department of Education to report on the results of a survey to ...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12Definition of Educational Facility Project Changed
H.B. 1143
Expands the definition of educational facility project for purposes of the Indiana Development Finance Authority Law to permit the authority to provide funding to certain nonprofit corporations for real property and improvements, personal property, and noncapi...

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12School Abatement
S.B. 1434
Amends existing law to clarify requirements for the abatement of unsafe or unhealthy conditions in school buildings; defines a serious safety hazard; provides for a response to a serious safety hazard within the time specified and for an appeal of the finding;...

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NMSigned into law 03/2002P-12School Revenue Bond Act
H.B. 359
Enacts the School Revenue Bond Act; allows federal funds to be pledged for school revenue bonds. A local school board may issue bonds to finance the purchase, construction, renovation, equipping or furnishing of an income project and may irrevocably pledge an...

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GASigned into law 02/2002P-12Financing Facilities
H.B. 1000
Authorizes supplementary appropriation, by issuance of general obligation bonds, to the State of Georgia General Obligation Debt Sinking Fund for educational facilities for county and independent schools, through the State Board of Education and the Georgia St...

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MEApproved by voters 11/2001P-12Authorizes Bond for School Facilities
S.B. 549/ Bond Issue Question 4
Private and Special Law No. 40., (LD 1707) Authorizes a bond issue to capitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund for repairs and improvements in public school facilities to address health, safety and compliance deficiencies, general renovation needs and l...

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CASigned into law 08/2001P-12Major Maintenance Funding Requirements
A.B. 1558
Chapter No.194, Defines major maintenance for purposes of the Greene Act, requires commencing on a certain date, any school district applying for funding pursuant to the Greene Act to annually review the plan, update it as needed, and certify that it is in com...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Facility Planning
H.B. 3045
Requires school facility plan for high growth school district to cover a period of at least 5 years; expands analyses that must be included in plan; requires school district to cooperate with the city or county, or both, to identify land for school facilities ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Earthquake Safety
S.B. 14
Requires inventory and rehabilitation of certain public school, community college and public university buildings that would pose threat to occupant safety in event of earthquake....

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MNVetoed 06/2001P-12Capital Improvement Funds
H.B. 8A
Relates to capital improvements; appropriates funds for capital improvement, flood hazard mitigation grants, acquisition of easements and to implement conservation practices on frequently flooded croplands, the Closed Landfill Cleanup Program, the Maximum Effo...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Urban Boundaries and Inclusions
H.B. 2976
Requires local government to amend urban growth boundary if analysis finds actual housing types and densities insufficient for next 20 years; requires inclusion of certain school facilities, parks and open spaces....

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AKSigned into law 06/2001P-12
Postsec.
The use of tobacco fund to finance school construction
H.B. 234
Relates to funding and use of the Tobacco Use Education and Cessation Fund; Relates to finance of construction and major maintenance of public school facilities; authorizes the commissioner of revenue to sell the right to receive a portion of the anticipated r...

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SCSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Campus Housing
S.B. 557
Authorizes the Board of Trustees of State University and other institutions of higher education to enter into a ground lease agreement with a private entity for providing all services necessary to the creation and operation of an on-campus student housing faci...

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ORSigned into law 05/2001P-12Facilities Projects
H.B. 3207
Authorizes Health, Housing, Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority to finance projects for public and nonprofit schools providing pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Funding Repair and Maintenance
S.B. 1577
Funds backlog of repair and maintenance for public school facilities through general obligation; establishes funding formula for on-going preventive repair and maintenance....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Facilities Financing Program
S.B. 493
Establishes the school repair and maintenance trust fund as a separate fund of Hawaii 3R's, a nonprofit corporation, for coordination of private and federal efforts to repair and maintain public schools; establishes a tax credit and procurement procedures for ...

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Technology Education Grant Program
H.B. 1163
Creates the Information Technology Education Grant Program; provides money to school districts and charter schools to use in integrating information technology education into secondary curriculum in public schools; creates a Information Technology Fund to fund...

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Bond Proceeds that Go to Charter Schools
S.B. 237
Concerns the capital construction needs of charter schools; provides that a portion of the proceeds from approved school district bond measures on or after a certain shall go to charter schools in amount determined by a proportioned ratio of the charter school...

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FLSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Higher Educational Facilities Financing Act
S.B. 302
2001-79., Creates Higher Educational Facilities Financing Act; creates the Higher Educational Facilities Financing Authority; provides criteria for and covenants relating to authorization of issuance of notes and revenue bonds not obligating the full faith and...

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MESigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Funds for Higher Education Facilities
H.B. 136
(LD 147) Prohibits the Maine State Commission for Higher Education Facilities from accepting funds from any source that would place conditions or restrictions on the use of funds in such a way as to interfere with or otherwise restrict the academic freedoms of...

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FLSigned into law 04/2001P-12Special Facility Construction Account
H.B. 1
Authorizes school districts to qualify construction projects for funding under Special Facility Construction Account by using school capital outlay surtax in lieu of maximum millage against their nonexempt assessed property value; specifies funding eligibility...

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GASigned into law 04/2001P-12Supplementary appropriations for public school capital outlay
H.B. 139
Act No. 212., Provides supplementary appropriations for public school capital outlay for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, in addition to the appropriation made by the General Appropriations Act and any other appropriations....

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Public School Capital Outlay Council
S.B. 167
Provides criteria and procedures for funding public school capital outlay projects for public school buildings; authorizes the issuance of short term severance tax bonds, supplemental severance tax bonds and statewide public school general obligation bonds. Cr...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Establishment of a State Debt for School Construction
S.B. 288
Authorizes the creation of a State Debt to be used as a grant to the Interagency Committee on School Construction for the allocation to the eligible school system under the Aging School Program for the repair, renovation, and capital improvements of qualified ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12County Gross Receipts Tax
S.B. 516
Upon a finding of need, the boards of every school district in a county that is either located wholly within the exterior boundaries of the county or that has a student membership no more than ten percent of whom reside outside the exterior boundaries of the c...

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MDSigned by Governor 04/2001Postsec.Increasing the bonding authority for the University System of Maryland
H.B. 1263
Increasing to $875,000,000, the bonding authority for the University System of Maryland; approving certain projects for the acquisition, development, and improvement of certain academic facilities for the University System of Maryland; and approving the issuan...

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MESigned into law 04/2001P-12Use of Impact Fees
H.B. 268
Public Law No. 38., 39 (LD 346) Clarifies that communities that are part of a school administrative district or other single or multicommunity school district may deposit the proceeds of school impact fees in a trust fund to be used to pay their proportionate ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2001P-12School Construction Revenues
H.B. 173
Relates to school facilities construction; provides that "available local revenue" for school building construction shall no longer include the balance of the general fund budget above 10 percent and shall now include the bonding potential of capital outlay an...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Regulations for School Facilities
S.B. 818
Directs the establishment of regulations regarding self-construction projects by public educational entities....

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NJSigned into law 03/2001P-12New Facilities, Growth
A.B. 3076
Provides school district budget cap adjustment for expenses related to opening of new school facility during the budget year; states the district's budget may also be adjusted for increases in enrollment, certain capitol outlay expenditures for courtesy busing...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Expanding Bonded Indebtedness
H.B. 2240
Authorizes an increase in school district bond debt to 35% of the assessed value of real and personal property in the district in cases of unexpected, unforeseen or extreme hardship....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12State Support of Maintenance and Operations
H.B. 3, S.B. 3
Modifies provisions relating to the state system of public education in the funding of the Minimum School Program. This act provides a ceiling for the state contribution of the operation and maintenance portion of the Minimum School Program Act not to exceed $...

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AZSigned into law 03/2001P-12The State School Facilities Board
S.B. 1181
Relates to the School Facilities Board; provides for sale of school property; provides for authorization to issue bonds for school construction; provides for repairs to school buildings....

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WYSigned into law 03/2001P-12Major Facility Repair/Replacement
H.B. 5
Relates to major building and facility repair and replacement payments; modifies major maintenance payment computations; imposes major maintenance payment expenditure reporting requirements upon districts; requires the State superintendent to report informatio...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001Postsec.Standards for Higher Education Construction
S.B. 512
Amends code sections pertaining to Arkansas State Building Services review and approval of higher education institution capital improvements....

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WYSigned into law 03/2001P-12Adequacy Standards for Construction
H.B. 275
Relates to school capital construction; imposes a condition on state building adequacy standards....

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SDVeto overridden 02/2001P-12Funding for Textbooks
H.B. 1196
Authorizes the funding of textbooks through the school capital outlay fund....

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Committee on Capital Construction
S.B. 167
Relates to school capital construction; establishes a select committee on capital construction; provides an appropriation....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Capital Outlay for Lease-Purchase
H.B. 1006
Adjusts the use of the capital outlay fund; provides that it may also be used for installment or lease-purchase payments for the purchase of public school real property, plant or equipment, which have a contracted terminal date not exceeding twenty years....

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CAUnofficially approved by Voters 11/2000P-12
Community College
Changing Bond Approval from 75% to 55%
V. 29
PROPOSITION 39 Authorizes bonds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities if approved by 55% vote for projects evaluated by schools, community college districts, county education offices for safety, class size, and in...

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NCApproved by voters 10/2000Postsec.Statewide Bond Referendum
V. 1
BOND REFERENDUM Issues the State of North Carolina Higher Education Improvement Bonds, constituting general obligation bonds of the State secured by a pledge of the faith and credit and taxing power of the State for the purpose of providing funds, with any oth...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12School Construction Finance
A.B. 2408
Chapter No.530, Authorizes new construction or modernization on real property leased to a school district if certain conditions are met....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Report on School Building Capacity
A.B. 801
Chapter No.458, Requires each school district that elects to participate in the new construction program under the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 to submit to the State Allocation Board a one-time report of existing school building capacity, pur...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Funding Joint-use Projects
S.B. 1795
Authorizes the State Allocation Board to fund joint-use projects to construct libraries, multi-purpose rooms, and gymnasiums if specified conditions are met and would authorize the board to adopt related funding priority regulations....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Petitions for Charters and Passage of School Bonds
A.B. 2659
Requires the State Board of Education to develop criteria for the review and approval of charter school petitions. Makes technical revisions relating to passage of local school bond measures. Prohibits issuance of the bonds unless the property tax rate levied...

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NJSigned into law 09/2000Postsec.Bonds/Notes
S.B. 1311
Increases the amount of bonds and notes which may be issued to provide additional State support for county colleges; states said bonds and notes may be issued by the County Board of Freeholders or the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, after certific...

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CARejected by voters 08/2000P-12
Community College
Bonds
V. 15
BALLOT NO. 833 (SA99F0004), PROPOSITION 26; Authorizes schools, community college districts, and county education offices that evaluate safety, class size, information technology needs to issue bonds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacem...

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CAOn 11/07/2000 Ballot 07/2000P-12
Community College
Bond Vote for Schools
V. 29
PROPOSITION 39; Authorizes bonds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities if approved by 55% vote for projects evaluated by schools, community college districts, county education offices for safety, class size, and i...

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Capital Finance Notification
A.B. 1674
Requires a) specified notification to affected school districts, county offices of education, community college districts, California State Universities, the University of California, or a state agency prior to enacting or changing capital facilities fees, and...

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OHSigned into law 06/2000P-12Property Acquisition
S.B. 269
Authorizes a Board of Education to acquire real property needed for school purposes by exchanging real property that the board owns for the property or by using real property that the board owns as consideration in the purchase of the property....

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OHSigned into law 06/2000P-12School Facilities Assistance Moneys
S.B. 272
Sets aside school facilities assistance moneys for school districts with exceptional needs; permits any school district to participate in the School Building Assistance Expedited Local Partnership Program; makes other changes to the Classroom Facilities Assist...

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AKSigned into law 06/2000P-12Bond Issue Financing School Buildings
H.B. 287
Makes capital appropriations that are funded from the sale of revenue bonds that are issued by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation or a subsidiary of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and that are to be repaid either from the revenue derived from the s...

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NJSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Fire Safety
S.B. 891
Requires installation of automatic fire suppression systems in all dormitories at public or private institutions of higher education....

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NJSigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Facilities Construction
S.B. 200
Concerns the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act; concerns the construction and financing of public school facilities....

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OKSigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Oklahoma Education and Infrastructure Bond Act
S.B. 2A
Relates to education and general obligation bonds; provides that the act may be cited as the Oklahoma Education and Infrastructure Bond Act. Primarily appropriations, but notes that for Fiscal Year ending 6-30-2002 and thereafter, it is the intent of the legi...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.appropriations for postsecondary
S.B. 984
Relates to revenue and taxation and higher education. Appropriates to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education $634,890,903 from the general fund to increase faculty salaries 3% and to correct deferred maintenance in public postsecondary institutions ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Postsecondary Capital Construction
H.B. 2249
Relates to revenue and taxation and higher education. Appropriates $634,890,903 from the general fund to increase faculty salaries 3% and to correct deferred maintenance in public postsecondary institutions throughout the state....

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SCBecame law without governor's signature 06/2000P-12School Facilities
H.B. 4970
Authorizes the Board of Education to acquire school buildings and other facilities relating to school district operations; allows this acquisition by means of a lease purchase agreement....

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COSigned into law 05/2000P-12Charter School Changes, Capital Reserve Usage
H.B. 1124
Concerns public schools; authorizes charter schools to impose fees for excess transportation costs and to engage in the building, planning and inspection process; authorizes public schools to use capital reserve fund expenditures for certain purposes....

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MESigned into law 05/2000P-12Construction Funding
S.B. 298
Public Law No. 789, (LD 870); Improves public school safety and learning environments; allows a municipality to expend funds for school construction or renovation if expenditure is approved by the voters at an election; requires Board of Education and Departme...

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COSigned into law 05/2000P-12Capital Construction Projects
S.B. 181
Concerns the funding of Public School Capital Construction Projects; addresses two methods of providing funding for the state's portion of matching grants for school district capital construction projects....

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IASigned into law 05/2000P-12Infrastructure Program/Fund
S.B. 2447
Provides financial assistance to communities and school districts by creating a school infrastructure program and fund; continues the community attraction and tourism development program and fund; creates a vision board; creates a Vision Iowa program and fund;...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Solar Energy in New Schools
S.B. 711
Establishes a pilot program to use solar energy in new school construction projects in the State; requires a county board of education to include the use of solar energy for at least 20% of the energy or demand needs of a public school construction project; re...

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MSSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Allow Universities access to Dev. Bank
S.B. 2868
Revises the definition of the term "local governmental entity" under the Mississippi Development Bank Act to include the State or any agency thereof, institutions of higher learning, and education building corporations established for institutions of higher le...

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NMSigned into law 04/2000P-12Capital Projects
H.B. 17A
Authorizes the issuance and sale of capital projects general obligation bonds to make capital expenditures for senior citizen facility improvements and acquisitions, for public educational capital improvements and acquisitions and for other state capital expen...

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FLSigned into law 04/2000P-12Lottery Capital Outlay and Debt Service Fund
H.B. 627
Creates Lottery Capital Outlay and Debt Service Trust Fund within the Education Department; provides for sources of funds; provides purposes; provides for annual carry forward of funds; provides for transfer of certain funds to trust fund; proclaims that trust...

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NEVetoed 04/2000P-12
L.B. 1401
Changes provisions relating to budgets, beginner grade entrance document requirements, the enrollment option program, reorganization plan hearings, report filing dates, warrants, expenditure limitations, state aid, temporary mitigation funds, the Hardship Fund...

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IASigned into law 04/2000P-12Asbestos Removal - Funding
H.B. 2435
Repeals provision authorizing the raising of an additional enrichment amount to fund asbestos removal projects; provides that asbestos removal projects would continue to be able to be financed out of any funds in the general fund of a school district, funds re...

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NMSigned into law 04/2000P-12Bonds for Capital Projects
H.B. 17A
Authorizes the issuance and sale of capital projects general obligation bonds to make capital expenditures for senior citizen facility improvements and acquisitions, for public educational capital improvements and acquisitions and for other state capital expen...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12School Construction
S.B. 202
Repeals a specified limitation on the applicability of the Prevailing Wage Law to the construction of an elementary or secondary school....

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Uniform School Building Safety Code Commission
H.B. 678
Creates an Idaho Uniform School Building Safety Code Commission which shall develop an Idaho Uniform School Building Safety Code; provides for enforcement of the Uniform School Building Safety Code....

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Unhealthy Conditions in Schools
H.B. 668
Requires school districts to identify and abate unsafe and unhealthy conditions in schools in the district; creates a School Safety and Health Revolving Loan Fund from which school districts can borrow money from the state of Idaho to abate unsafe and unhealth...

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NMSigned into law 04/2000P-12Supplemental Severance Tax Bonds for School Capitol Outlay
H.B. 32
Relates to severance tax bonds; declares an emergency. Amends the Severance Tax Bonding Act, authorizes the issuance of additional supplemental severance tax bonds for public school capital outlay purposes. Makes an appropriation....

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NMSigned into law 04/2000P-12Criteria for School Capitol Projects
H.B. 31
Relates to public school capital expenditures. Declares an emergency; amends the Public School Capitol Outlay Act to provide criteria and standards for projects to be funded; provides a formula to determine the amount of funds that a project may receive....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Construction Manager Selection Process
H.B. 42
Relates to public schools; provides that if a local board determines to use a construction manager and general contractor as its method of construction contracting management on projects where the total estimated accumulative cost exceeds a specified amount, i...

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INVetoed 03/2000P-12
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Education Facility Projects
S.B. 408
Expands the definition of education facility projects for purposes of the Indiana Development Finance Authority (IDFA) law to permit the authority to provide funding to certain nonprofit corporations for real property and improvements, personal property, and n...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Construction
H.B. 249
Relates to procurement; increases the cost of construction projects and purchases for which state agencies, institutions of higher education and the legislative branch may use small purchase procedures; provides for local government newspaper advertisement for...

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NMVetoed 02/2000P-12Facilities Funding
S.B. 297
Authorizes supplemental severance tax bonds for public school capital outlay purposes....

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NMSigned into law 02/2000P-12School Facilities
H.B. 279
Relates to supplemental severance tax bonds; provides for funding of public school capitol outlays....

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