|CA||Signed into law 09/2014||P-12||Construction Contracts|
From bill summary: Until January 1, 2019, requires a school district's lease instrument and the agreement with the lowest responsible bidder to include a requirement for the person, firm, or corporation that constructs a building to be leased and used by the s...
|LA||Passed 05/2014||P-12||Joint-Use Agreements|
Requests the department of education to conduct a survey on the number of joint-use agreements in the state and the barriers that prevent schools and governing entities from entering into joint-use agreements. Directs the department to issue a report to the le...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||BEST Moneys For Disaster Damaged Public Schools|
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...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Charter Schools|
Sections 9 and 10. Rewrites the charter school application process and establishes a process for appeals. After receiving a charter school application, the local school board must issue a decision, in writing, within 60 days approving or denying the applicatio...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Education Studies|
Section 52. Requires the Department of Administration to prepare a proposal related to statewide school district salaries and benefits by June 15, 2015. The report is to include a review of tenure.
Section 53. Requires the Department of Education and Early De...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Leasing Charter School Property|
Allows charter schools to permit the use of school property (including buildings, grounds, buses, etc.) to any person or organization and to charge a reasonable fee. Grants immunity from civil liability to charter schools and employees and to school districts ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School Facilities Board Revisions|
Makes changes to the school facilities board's existing school facilities database laws and requires the database to include additional information, including the nature and cost of major repairs or renovations completed in the previous year and paid for by lo...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School Facilities Board Reimbursement After Legal Action|
Sections 7 and 8: Requires school districts to reimburse the school facilities board an agreed-upon amount if the SFB or a court determines a district received money from the building renewal grant fund that must be reimbursed because of legal action associate...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Guidelines for Public School Construction|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Carbon Monoxide Detectors|
From bill summary: Requires that certain buildings or structures used for K-12 educational purposes be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0058.pdf...
|KY||Passed 03/2014||P-12||Green Schools|
Resolves the senate will work together to pass policies that promote the benefits of green schools to communities and advance the vision that every child will have the option to attend a green school within this generation. Envisions that by 2030, there will b...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Community-Based Planning for Legislatively-Funded School Facilities|
Requiring school district boards to create local advisory committee to participate in the planning and executing of any building projects funded by the state legislature. Defines membership. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0003.pdf...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Alternative Schools - Funding and Facilities|
Eliminates the moratorium imposed on alternative schools (which educate at-risk students) in the education resource block grant model. Requires school districts to complete a formal evaluation every two years of programs that serve at-risk students to ensure t...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Carbon Monoxide Devices in School Facilities|
By July 2015, directs the state fire marshal to propose for adoption by the California Building Standards Commission appropriate standards for the installation of carbon monoxide devices in school buildings. Provides that the proposed building standards must r...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Capital Improvement Database and Task Force|
Establishes the Task Force on School Capital Improvement Planning and its member make up. Directs the task force to research and recommend to the Oregon Education Investment Board programs and funding sources that respond to evolving methods for delivering edu...
|ME||VETO 07/2013||P-12||School Construction|
Requires the State Board of Education to amend its rules regarding major capital school construction projects to allow a school administrative unit to begin the school construction planning process without being penalized on any of the Department of Education'...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 07/2013||P-12||Legislative Review of State Board Rules Related to Major Capital School Construction Projects|
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...
|ME||UNSIGNED LAW 06/2013||P-12||Energy Savings|
Encourages school administrative units to increase energy savings. Requires the Efficiency Maine Trust to develop a program to provide energy savings improvements to kindergarten to grade 12 schools, including charter schools and private schools. Under this pr...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||K-12 School Energy Resource Efficiency|
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 ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Using Densified Biomass to Heat Public Schools|
Requires Washington State University energy program to develop and initiate a pilot program to demonstrate the feasibility of using densified biomass to heat public schools and requires two public schools to be chosen for the pilot program.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Use of School Facilities|
Directs schools and grounds to be used by community for social, civic, recreational, or health-related activities. Provides that school district can charge a fee, accept gifts and donations, or enter into joint use agreement with local public or nonprofit enti...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School districts; leases|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Sale of a Public School Building|
Provides that a school corporation or any other entity that is related in any way to, or created by, the school corporation or the governing body, including a building corporation may sell a vacant or unused school building after the school building is made av...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2013||P-12||Public School Capital Outlay Lease Payments|
Amends the Public School Capital Outlay Act, removing the statutory requirement to increase lease assistance payments by the consumer price index (CPI) annually. The Public School Capital Outlay Council will decide whether to increase lease assistance payments...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||District Public Project Bidding Procedures|
From bill summary: For contracts awarded on and after January 1, 2014, and until January 1, 2019, requires the governing board of the district, except for school districts with an average daily attendance of less than 2,500, for certain public projects, to use...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Prioritization of School Construction Projects|
Amends the School Construction Law. Includes the rehabilitation of aging buildings to alleviate classroom shortages and the rehabilitation of school facilities determined to be severe and continuing health or life safety hazards on the list of projects the sta...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||District Sale or Lease of Property or Facilities|
S.B. 316 - District Sale or Lease of Property or Facilities
Authorizes a board of education to sell real or personal property to certain to a nonprofit institution of higher education or the governing authority of a nonpublic school. Prior to disposing of real property, requires the district to first offer the property...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Naming Facilities and Streets After Living People|
Permits a local board to name the following at a school within its jurisdiction in honor of a living person: (1) A street maintained by the school board and that is not a state or federal highway, or (2) An existing athletic facility. http://www.legis.state.l...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Education Facilities|
(Sec. 1) Requires the SBE to provide funds to appropriate school districts to create 1,000 new school readiness spaces. (Not Codified)
(Sec. 2) Allocates any unspent funds (up to $ 80,000) appropriated for the new school readiness spaces, to the Connecticut H...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Property and Facilities for Public Recreation|
Authorizes local school boards to allow school property to be used by the public during nonschool hours for recreation and sports, limits the liability of school districts and school district employees for claims arising from the public's use of school propert...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Community Use of School Facilities and Property|
Permits a local board to authorize the use of school property by community members during non-school hours for recreation, sport, academic, literary, artistic or community uses pursuant to local board policies. Provides a district and its board members, office...
|UT||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Healthy, Energy-Efficient Schools|
Encourages the Utah State Board of Education to consider the broader application of the design and construction practices for healthy, energy-efficient schools, both for new construction and major renovation projects undertaken with school district funds. Enco...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Report on NYC Outdoor Schoolyards|
Directs the New York City district chancellor to inventory and report on the district's outdoor schoolyards. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S00587&term=2011&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||School Action and Facility Master Planning|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||School Action and Facility Master Planning for Chicago Public Schools|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Illinois Accessibility Task Force and Press Box Accessibility|
Repeals the provision concerning the Illinois Accessibility Task Force. Also provides that a school board does not have to comply with the Illinois Accessibility Code with respect to accessibility to press boxes that are on school property if the press boxes a...
|ME||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Alternative Delivery Methods for School Construction Projects|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Energy-Efficient Buildings|
H.B. 153 - Energy-Efficient Buildings
Defines "life cycle cost analysis". Specifies that certain provisions related to energy-efficient designs for state-funded facilities do not apply to facilities operated by a political subdivision (including a school district). (Facilities of state institution...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Contracting Subdivision May Acquire and Maintain Educational Facilities|
H.B. 153 - Contracting Subdivision May Acquire and Maintain Educational Facilities
Permits a contracting subdivision (i.e., a municipal corporation, township, joint recreation district, township park district, county, school district, educational service center, or state institution of higher education), jointly with one or more other contra...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Facilities|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Prohibition of District Operation of a Hotel|
Prohibits the board of trustees of an independent school district from using district funds, property, employees or other resources, or acquiring property for the design, construction, renovation, or operation of a hotel. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
Requires each political subdivision, institution of higher education or state agency to establish a goal to reduce electric consumption by at least 5% each state fiscal year for 10 years, starting September 1, 2011. Requires each such entity that does not meet...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Sharing Athletic Fields|
Requires boards of trustees of school districts, under certain circumstances, to grant the use of certain athletic fields to nonprofit organizations which serve adults and children with disabilities or which provide programs for youth sports.
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Referendum|
Provides that during the period beginning with the adoption of a resolution by a school corporation to place a school levy referendum question on the ballot and continuing through the day on which the referendum is submitted to the voters, the school corporati...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12|
|District-to-Community College Program and Facilities Pilot Program|
Establishes district-to-community college program and facilities sharing pilot program. Authorizes a consortium of four or more districts and a community college to request approval to participate. Sets parameters and timeliness.
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Facilities Construction|
Two sessions ago, HB 253 was passed into law. The intent of that legislation was to allow expenditures for authorized construction projects and to provide that no debt service costs be incurred. The language restricted any actual start of construction until af...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||School Construction or Renovation Requirements|
Before the state superintendent of education can approve new [school] construction or a renovation affecting more than fifty percent of an existing structure's square footage, the local district is required to demonstrate that circumstances within the district...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||School Facilities|
Act relating to school facilities. Requires school facilities commission to meet every 4 years to review and evaluation school building needs together with the commission's required review of facility standards, every 4 years. Prescribes criteria and measures ...
|NY||Vetoed 10/2010||P-12||Licensed Master Plumbers and Licensed Electricians|
Requires that any plumbing or electrical work on a school building be performed by a licensed master plumber or licensed electrician if required by a local municipality. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S07137&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Memo=Y&T...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||School Facilities and Special Education Provisions|
From bill summary: Requires a school district or county office of education, as a condition of receiving approval by the state department of education for a construction project, to provide written confirmation or documentation that each has conferred with the...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Construction Permits|
Prohibits the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development from issuing a building permit for any construction absent certification from the appropriate school district that any fee, charge, dedication, or other requirement levied by the governing board...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Door Locks for School Safety|
Requires all new construction projects submitted to the division of the state architect to include locks that allow doors to classrooms and rooms with an occupancy of 5 or more persons to be locked from the inside. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Integrated Pest Management|
From bill summary: Beginning January 1, 2014, requires all schoolsites to adopt an integrated pest management program as established, administered, and enforced by the department of pesticide regulation. Also requires, beginning January 1, 2012, that the rate ...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||School Environments and School Gardens|
LB 18-564 - School Environments and School Gardens
Establishes an environmental programs office in the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization that would establish comprehensive recycling, energy reduction, integrated pest management and lead testing programs. Requires DC public schools to use envi...
|GA||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Educational Facility Site, Construction, and Reimbursement|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||District 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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School District Intergovernmental Cooperation Renewable Energy Act|
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...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School Construction|
An Act relating to energy consumption and costs, operating costs, and energy efficiency standards for school construction and major maintenance by the Department of Education and Early Development; setting standards for energy efficiency for school constructio...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Joint Technological Education Finance|
Relates to joint technological education and the formula for funding students enrolled in both a local district and a joint technological education program at a community college or career education and technological education center. Allows a school district ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Green Cleaning Practices|
Directs the Department of Education to study green cleaning practices in public schools.
|AL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Safe Space or Hallway|
Specifies that any new contract awarded for the construction of a new public school must require that the school include an Alabama Building Commission approved safe space or hallway....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Efficient Design in School Buildings|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Requires Support Spaces for Physical Education Instruction|
H.B. 334/S.B. 256
Requires the state department of education to adopt regulations that require all public school buildings newly constructed or completely renovated and occupied after January 1, 2013, to include a gymnasium and support spaces for physical education instruction ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Energy Conservation|
Relates to development of thermal energy systems by school districts; authorizes school districts to develop, own, maintain, operate and contract for the development of thermal heating and cooling energy generation and distribution systems; authorizes school d...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Act 215 - Facilities Provision|
Creates Section 119.16 to require local boards to evaluate all buildings using certain criteria and to develop a master plan governing the use, repair, renovation and demolition of buildings in the district. Requires boards to evaluate the safety, structural i...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||City/County Regulations and District Facilities|
Amends definition of "educational facility". In the case of a land use or structure owned or operated by a school district or charter school that is not an educational facility but is used in support of providing instruction to students, bars a municipality or...
|OH||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Energy Efficiency Standards|
OAC 123:4-1-01 thru -07
123:4-1-03: Requires all new construction, renovation, repairs and replacements of buildings to use cost-effective, energy-efficient, green building practices to the maximum extent possible. Repeals references to life cycle cost analysis. Requires state agenci...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2009||Postsec.||Postsecondary Construction|
H.B. 318 - Section 8
During fiscal year 2010, directs the chancellor of the board of regents to designate one construction project at three different state institutions of higher education as a Construction Reform Demonstration Project, which may use alternative methods of constru...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Environmental Quality in Schools Task Force|
Establishes the Indoor Environmental Quality in Schools Task Force; directs the task force to make recommendations to the Department of Public Instruction for development of a model management plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in public and pri...
|RI||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||School Buildings Must Be "Green"|
Requires all public buildings, including schools, to be constructed or renovated, to meet standards established by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating silver standard. http://www.rilin.st...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force|
Requires the establishment of a Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force in order to ensure that school facility-related decisions are made with the input of the parents, teachers and community residents, and reflect educationally sound and fiscally responsib...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Sharing of Real Property and Buildings|
Authorizes a school district to enter into leases and agreements relating to real property and buildings to be used jointly by the district and a local government agency. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1080_bill_20091011_chaptered...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Seismic Safety Inventory of School Buildings|
Requires the Office of the State Architect to update the seismic safety inventory of school buildings and related report to more accurately identify building deficiencies in school facilities currently being used for public school purposes. Requires the State ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Review for Approval of Athletic Facilities for Gender Equitability|
Requires the state department of education to include, as part of its review of an application for new construction plan approval, a determination of whether a project that includes athletics-related facilities provides the opportunity for gender equitable acc...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Constructability Reviews|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
From Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Amends existing law which requires that, prior to receiving funding, title to property used for a charter school facilities project shall be held by the school district in which the facility is to be physically located, in t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Asbestos Abatement|
Amends the Asbestos Abatement Act. Deletes a provision requiring the department of public health to require local educational agencies to submit to the department certain asbestos related response action contracts for which the agency seeks indemnification and...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Community College||Electronic|
Provides that electronic bid submissions to community colleges must be considered a sealed document for competitive bid requests if they are received at the designated office by the time and date set for receipt for bids. Requires electronic bid submissions to...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Radon Testing|
Recommends that school buildings be tested for radon every five years. Recommends that schools be built using radon resistant construction techniques. Allows a district to notify parents and faculty of radon test results. Requires districts to report radon tes...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||New 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Health and Safety Inspections|
H.B. 1 - Sections 3313.473, 3313.86, 3701.93 through 3701.936
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Section 3313.86: Creates new Section 3313.86. Requires school districts, community schools, STEM schools and chartered nonpublic schools to periodically review their policies and procedures to ensure (1) the safety of persons using...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Survey of Community Space|
H.B. 1 - Section 385.40
Requires the executive director of the Ohio School Facilities Commission to survey classroom facilities projects financed by the commission and compile descriptions of how spaces within those facilities are used for activities, services and programs shared bet...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Construction Projects|
H.B. 2424 - Article 30, Section 30-20
Requires school construction projects supported by grants from the Capital Development Board to receive silver certification from the United States Green
Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. Creates new...
|KY||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||School Buildings|
702 KAR 4:160
Amends rules that establishing standards that school districts shall meet in operational performance, including construction of public school buildings and the use of uniform forms. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/702/004/160.htm...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
Provides for the property tax classification of property leased to a not-for-profit charter school; exempts property that is owned by an educational, religious or charitable organization and leased to a not for profit educational organization from taxation; cl...
|HI||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Standards for Facilities|
Requires construction and renovation of public school facilities to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools standards. Also requires prioritization of public school facilities projects in accordance with certain criteria.
Bill text: http://www.capi...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Funding Adjustments for School Safety Plans, School Nurses, Transportation, and Energy Efficiency|
Adds 121.91 (4) (L). Defines "local law enforcement agency". Provides additional funding if a local board and local law enforcement agency (1) jointly develop a school safety plan that specifies the purposes
of the additional revenue, (2) the school safety pla...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Meaning of Public School Buildings as Related to After-school Programs|
Clarifies the meaning of public school buildings as related to after-school child care programs as "any building which is currently approved for school occupancy and which houses a public or private elementary school to include the playgrounds and athletic fie...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||State University Certificates of Participation|
Creates the State University Certificates of Participation Act. Authorizes the board of any state university to enter into financing agreements to finance capital improvements by selling certificates of participation in the installment payments made under such...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Sharing Underused Postsecondary Classrooms|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Portable/Modular Classrooms|
Defines "relocatable educational facility." Provides that a relocatable educational facility purchased or leased on or after January 1, 2010 must comply with all Occupations Code provisions applicable to industrialized buildings. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Building Standards/Pre-K Classes in Public Schools|
Provides that public schools seeking voluntary child care facility licensure may use the same building standards for prekindergarten classrooms as for Kindergarten classrooms meeting certain requirements. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/P...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
Makes discretionary, rather than mandatory, fire inspections conducted by the county fire chiefs. Provides that frequency of inspections of buildings other than public schools will be at least once every 5 years rather than every 2 years. http://www.capitol.ha...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||School Construction|
Revises requirements for the purchase of property on subdivided land for school construction; provides that in counties of a specified size a school district and subdivider may negotiate a purchase price which is the lesser of the fair market value of the land...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Air Conditioner Electricity and Maintenance Costs|
Repeals certain provisions regarding the cost of electricity and maintenance for air conditioners in schools that were not installed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the cost for repair and maintenance of donated fixtures and equipment....
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Renewable Energy Efficiency for School Buildings|
Creates the renewable energy and energy efficiency for schools loan program to fund renewable energy projects and battery-powered and hybrid-electric bus projects in qualified school districts; makes the administration of the program a permissible use of money...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Maintenance 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 ...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Facilities|
Requires the state board of education to adopt standards concerning indoor and outdoor air quality and water quality as part of the nonbinding guidelines for school corporation construction, alteration, and repair of school buildings and athletic and other fac...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12|
|Wind Energy Production|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Building Plans|
Relating to the State Building Code Act; provides that public school building plans shall be approved by either the local government or the Division of Building Safety; provides that certain cities and counties shall be eligible to perform school plan reviews ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Cooperative Service Agency Facilities|
Amends and adds to existing law relating to cooperative service agencies to revise provisions relating to certain levies for the purpose of constructing and maintaining facilities of a cooperative service agency; provides that a cooperative service agency may ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||finance|
Concerns the state's education system; finds ample evidence of a need for continuing to refine the program of basic education funded by the state and delivered by school districts; declares an intent to continue to review, evaluate, and revise the definition a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Inspections of Academic Facilities|
Provides a process for routine inspections and reporting of inspections of public school academic facilities.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Academic Facilities Review Board|
Establishes an academic facilities review board; provides public school districts with an additional opportunity for a hearing on the determination regarding state financial participation for academic facilities projects.
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Facilities|
Relates to school building design and energy efficiency; provides that school districts may seek to qualify for reductions in building replacement value calculations for certain buildings; provides for the use of integrated design practices and fundamental com...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Capacity Report|
H.B. 2261--Section 113, Capacity
Section 113 charged the office of the superintendent of public instruction with making biennial determinations of the state educational system's capacity to: provide the capital facilities necessary to support a particular instructional program; the staffing l...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Facilities|
Enacts the state fire marshal commissioned inspector act; provides that the state fire marshal and any state educational institution may enter into an agreement under which employees of the state educational institution are commissioned by the state fire marsh...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Facilities|
Relates to school facilities; modifies budget process forwarding school building projects recommended by the school facilities commission; requires an audit.
|CA||Rule Adoption 10/2008||P-12||LEROY F GREENE SCHOOL FACILITIES ACT OF 1998- AB 1014|
Title 2 CCR Sec(s) 1859.2, 1859.41, 1859.41.1, 1859.42, 1859.42.1,1859.43, 1859.51, 1859.147
Amends rules concerning the Leroy F Greene School Facilities Act of 1998. Adds components to the enrollment projection calculation method used to establish eligibility for school facilities program (SFP) new construction funding. CALIFORNIA 18833...
|GA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Public School Construction|
Amends rule to address processing of plans and specifications for public school construction for the board. Specifies that rule must apply to all public school construction projects regardless of project funding source unless certain exemptions apply.
|IL||Signed into law 10/2008||Community College||Use of Community College Buildings During an Emergency|
Authorizes the board of trustees of a community college district to make the buildings of a community college available for emergency purposes, and to cooperate with the state emergency management agency, local emergency management agencies, state-certified, l...
Revises the process by which a governing board of a school district calculates the maximum fee, against school facility construction that may be collected. Provides that any member of the public would be able to request a meeting with the board to discuss and ...
Adds the acquisition and construction of residential rental property to be used to house teachers and employees of a school district or community college district to the purpose for which a district is authorized to issue bonds. Provides that such property is ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Charter school facilities|
Relates to the Charter Schools Facilities Program under the Leroy F. Green School Facilities Act of 1998 that provides funding to qualifying entities for the purpose of establishing school facilities for charter school pupils, and regulations that provide for ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Solar Facilities|
Requires the Division of the State Architect to develop uniform criteria for precheck approval processes for solar design plans for a school facility that comply with the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of General Services and the applicable re...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||School repair|
Creates the Rebuild Missouri Schools Program to allow loans to rebuild certain damaged school facilities....
|HI||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||Facilities Alignment Commission|
Creates the facilities alignment commission to establish criteria for the selection of public schools to be consolidated or closed, and to recommend to the board of education a list of schools for consolidation or closure. By June 30, 2009, requires the depart...
|CA||Signed by Governor 07/2008||P-12||Environmental impact|
Makes technical changes to the California Environmental Quality Act that prohibits an environmental impact report for any project involving the purchase of a schoolsite or the construction of a new elementary or secondary school by a school district unless spe...
|LA||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||Statewide Educational Facilities Authority|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Facilities Finance|
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 ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|School Indoor Air Quality|
Establishes a commission to study air quality issues in public school buildings; provides for membership and compensation and a report; provides duties include the study of air quality issues in public school buildings and feasibility of implementing air quali...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Facilities finance|
Extends specified public school bond debt reimbursement; relates to school construction and maintenance grants; relates to the required participating share for a municipal school district which is based on the district's full value per average daily membership...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus prek-12 Education Finance Bill|
Relates to school district development screening aide, teacher and administrator licensure, district teacher compensation aide, district debt service equalization aid, non-resident student enrollment, an advisory council on early childhood education and care, ...
|CA||Adopted 04/2008||P-12||School Maintenance Program|
Title 2 CCR Sec(s) 1866.1.3, 1866.4.3, 1866.13
Amends rules concerning the state school deferred maintenance program (DMP). Provides state matching funds, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, to assist school districts with expenditures for major repair or replacement of existing school building components. Outli...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Energy Efficient Schools|
Creates the Governors energy office; provides that the energy office will work with communities, utilities, organizations and individuals to promote renewable energies, promote high performance buildings, make government and public schools more energy efficien...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Renewable Resource Facility|
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,...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Energy Financing Contracts|
Relates to energy financing contracts; increases the maximum amount of time for repayment for energy financing contracts after the installation of the energy conservation measures; increases the maximum amount of time for repayment of energy financing contract...
|CA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||FACILITIES FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS|
Title 5 CCR
Clarifies and expands existing provisions with regards to facilities and the operation and maintenance of charter schools. Adds content to the section pertaining to procedures and timeliness for dispute resolution....
|NY||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||New York City Public School Cafeterias|
Directs the commissioner of education to review ventilation and air temperature conditions in public school cafeterias in New York City. Requires a report to be made specifying those schools where improvements in infrastructure or other investments of funds wo...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 471 10/2007||P-12||Facilities finance|
Relates to design-build contracts for the design and construction of a school facility. Authorizes a school district governing board to enter into contracts that exceed a specified amount. Extends the repeal date of such authority. Prohibits retention proceeds...
Requires an applicant school district for new construction to submit to the State Allocation Board a one-time report of existing school building capacity. Requires the maximum school building capacity for each school district applying for new construction fund...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Green School Construction Projects|
Amends 105 ILCS 230/5-40. Provides that school construction projects for which a district first applies for a grant on or after July 1, 2007 must receive certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green B...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Wind Generation Turbine Farms|
Allows school districts and community college districts to own and operate wind generation turbine farms that directly or indirectly reduce energy or other operating costs. Provides that the school district or the community college district may ask for the ass...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Community Organization Use of School Facilities During Non-School Hours|
Encourages school boards to allow community organizations to use school facilities during non-school hours. Provides that if a school board allows a community organization to use school facilities during non-school hours, the board must adopt a formal policy g...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Green Cities and Smart Cities Grant Program|
Authorizes the department of commerce and economic opportunity to establish and administer a Green Cities grant program and a Smart Cities grant program to make grants to municipalities for urban preservation and redevelopment and green technology. Provides th...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Renewable Energy Source Grants|
Subject to appropriation, authorizes the department of commerce and economic opportunity to establish and operate a renewable energy grant program to assist school districts in the installation, acquisition, construction, and improvement of renewable energy so...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Facility Planning|
Defines large school district for purposes of provisions relating to school facility planning; modifies provisions regarding school facility planning with a city or county; extends the length of a school facility plan; revises the required elements of a school...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Creates 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.
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Pesticide Control on School Grounds|
Banns pesticide use on the grounds of middle and high schools; promotes a healthy environment in middle and high school facilities; provides for enforcement officers who may enter any establishment to observe pesticide use and inspect equipment used to apply p...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Construction or Renovation of School Buildings|
Provides that, in a county whose population is less than 400,000 (currently counties other than Clark County), plans, designs and specifications pertaining to the construction or renovation of school buildings must be reviewedby, and the construction or renova...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|State Building Code Council|
Establishes a State Building Code Council to establish a comprehensive state building code, to review and adopt new model building codes within a specified timeframe, to provide education and technical training and administrative assistance in the form of serv...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Public School Facilities Equity Act|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Security for Buildings|
Concerns the School Security Infrastructure Grant Program; provides that the program may be used to remodel or renovate the infrastructure of schools to prevent intruders from entering schools and endangering children.
|MT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Facility Improvement Account|
S.B. 2A (Facilities Funding)
Provides for a school facility improvement account in the state special revenue fund to provide money to schools to implement the recommendations of the school facility condition and needs assessment and energy audit for: (1) major deferred maintenance; (2) im...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Public School Capital Outlay Omnibus Bill|
Provides that certain school construction projects may be exempted from some state oversight. Amends the public school capital outlay Act to change the criteria for offsetting amounts from state grants. Requires space utilization to be considered. Allows addit...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Public School Capital Outlay Omnibus Bill|
Relates to public school facilities; provides that certain school construction projects may be exempted from some state oversight. Amends the Public School Capital Outlay Act to change the criteria for offsetting amounts from state grants; requires space utili...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Public School Lease Purchase Act|
Allows, under specified circumstances, public school facilities to be acquired pursuant to lease purchase arrangements. Authorizes additional property taxes for school districts upon the approval of the qualified electors.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Facilities Fund|
Creates fund relating to charter school facilities funding. Provides procedures for meeting the needs of state-chartered and locally chartered charter schools for adequate facilities.
|AL||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Tornado Damage Repair|
Makes a supplemental appropriation from the Education Trust Fund in the State Treasury to the State Department of Education, for Enterprise High School to cover
repairs to facilities damaged in tornado. (Act 2007-133)
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||County and Municipal Land Use Provisions Regarding Schools|
Adds additional building inspections to a list of requirements that a county and municipality may not impose on school districts or
charter schools; modifies the criteria for an improvement project for which a county and municipality may not require a school d...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Career & Technical Education Project Contractor Licensing Requirements Exemption|
Exempts from the contractor licensing requirements work undertaken by students as part of a career and technical education project as defined in § 22.1-228 established by any school board in accordance with Article 5 (§ 22.1-228 et seq.) of Chapter 13 of Title...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Construction Project Approval|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Facilities Payment Expansion|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||District Facilities Account Enforcement|
Provides for enforcment of expenditures from a school district's facilities maintenance, repair and replacement account; reduces payments to a school district for the amount of any unauthorized expenditures from the account. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/E...
|UT||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Oversight of School Inspections|
Provides specific provisions for the oversight of permanent or temporary public school construction/renovation inspections and to identify local school board and charter school board responsibilities and accountability to the Utah State Board of Education and ...
|Energy Conservation Grant Program|
Requires the Controller to transfer funds from the Ratepayer Relief Fund to an account in the Special Deposit Fund to provide grants to eligible institutions, kindergarten and grades 1-12, inclusive, public school ranked academically, for energy conservation p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Facilities Cost Calculations|
Relates to eligibility for new school building construction calculations. Requires the existing building capacity calculation used to determine new construction to be reduced using specified determining factors, including the transfer of a special education pr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12|
|K-12 and Community College Facilities|
Requires the Department of General Services to establish procedures governing the use of the collaborative process for project development and review alternative to ensure the safety of any K-12 school building or community college building to submit a report ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Healthy Schools Act|
Relates to the Healthy Schools Act. Expands the definition of schoolsite to include private child day care facilities. Requires landlords to notify tenants who run a day care facility of their pest management practices. Requires those who apply pesticides at a...
|WY||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Criteria for School Building & Facilities Improvement Priority|
Establishes a process to identify and prioritize the relative importance of each school building and facility improvement need on a statewide basis. http://soswy.state.wy.us/RULES/6327.pdf...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12|
|Eminent Domain Restrictions|
Restricts the statutory purposes for which eminent domain may be used by private condemnors, local public condemnors, and other public condemnors. Provides for local boards of education and rights of way. Requires a planning commission to determine that a parc...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Fire Safety Inspections|
Provides that school buildings may be inspected for fire safety purposes by persons certified by the state to enforce the state uniform fire prevention and building code. Provides that schools may not deny entry to such a person....
|WA||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||School Plant Facilities State Assistance Authority|
WAC 180-25-005, -012, -015, -020, -025, -030, -035, - 037, -040
To comply with recently passed legislation, transfers authority from the State Board of Education (SBE) to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to adopt rules governing state assistance in providing school plant facilities to school distri...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Leasing Property for Schools and Facilities|
Authorizes local boards of education to enter into capital leases of real or personal property for schools and facilities. Provides that the taxing power of a unit may not be pledged to secure any moneys due under a contract. Requires a capital lease to state ...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Cafeteria Standards|
Relates to the renovation of cafeterias in public school districts located in New York city. Requires the commissioner of labor to establish air temperature, ventilation and filtration standards and cooling requirements for cafeteria kitchens....
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Schoolchildren's Health Act|
Enacts the schoolchildren 's health act. Provisions relate to: (1) sealing arsenic-treated wood in playgrounds and testing the soil on school grounds for contamination; (2) reducing students' exposure to diesel emissions from school buses; (3) studying mold an...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||School Building Construction & Expansion|
Provides that the board of a school district shall not build a school upon a site without having prior title in fee to the
site, a lease for not less than 99 years, or a lease for not less than 50 years from the United States government, or the
state, or a pol...
|CA||Approved by voters 07/2006||P-12|
|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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Facilities Inspectors/Inspections|
Provides that the qualifications of persons performing reviews and inspections of school facilities must include requirements for training, education, and at least two years of relevant experience. Requires registration for new construction inspections by a fi...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.||University/College Facilities Construction|
Defines "design and construction oversight" as (i) the right to review and approve plans and specifications prior to the start of construction and to require such changes as may be necessary to comply with applicable building codes, space standards, where appr...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School Facilities Sales|
Authorizes the Recovery School District to sell, exchange, or lease school property or buildings over which it has the rights of ownership to the governing authority of a state board-approved school which has need for property as the result of a hurricane. htt...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School District Authority|
H.B. 867 - Section 25
Authorizes local boards to make available school facilities and equipment for specified public purposes if such purposes appear, in the judgment of the board, to be in the best interests of the district and are an efficient, economical, and appropriate use of ...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Extraordinary Circumstances Fund|
H.B. 1036, S.B. 22
Establishes the extraordinary circumstances program for public school academic facilities.The Commission for Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation division shall develop by rule the Academic Facilities Extraordinary Circumstances Program under w...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Best Practices Building Maintenance Plan|
H.B. 743 Section 9
Requires the administrator of the division of building safety and the state department of education to draft a best practices maintenance plan for school buildings, to be given to every district superintendent. Requires every district, based on the best practi...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Facility Plans|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Additional School Board Powers|
Authorizes school boards to partner with entities, organizations and corporations for the purpose of benefiting the school district and to borrow funds from the Rural Economic Development Authority for the Maintenance of school buildings.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Facilities Plans, Projections, Construction|
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...
|NJ||Issued 02/2006||P-12||Ovesight 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...
|NJ||Issued 02/2006||P-12||Special 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...
|DE||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||School "Energy Fund" Appropriations|
The legislature appropriated $5,000,000 to the Department of Education for an "Energy Fund". These funds will help reorganized school districts, vocational-technical school districts and charter schools pay for energy cost increases resulting from, but not lim...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Bids for Construction Work|
An act to amend Section 20112 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts. Requires notice for bids for district projects to be
mailed to all construction trade journals specified in Section 22036 for the county or counties in the attendance area...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Cleaning products in schools|
Requires the procurement and use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in elementary and secondary schools; defines terms;authorizes the commissioners of general services and education to promulgate necessary rules and regulations. htt...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||School Facility Plans and Inspections|
Requires the state board of education to adopt rules for the documentation of school plan reviews and inspections of school facilities and to convene a task force for the purpose of reviewing these documents and making recommendations regarding training and ac...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
An act to amend Section 47610 of , and to add Section 47610.5 to, the Education Code, relating to charter schools. Expressly includes the California Building Standards Code amongst those state laws from which a charter school is not exempt. Requires charter sc...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Facilities Funding and Oversight|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Asbestos Testing|
Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to conduct asbestos tests prior to renovations or painting of school facilities at all DOE schools. Directs DOE to maintain a record of all students at King intermediate who may have been exposed to asbestos
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Construction Management Services|
Allows use of construction management services which are provided for a fee and which involve preconstruction and construction administration and management services; deems these services to be professional services and may be performed by a
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2005||P-12||Indoor Air Quality|
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49 and Title 68, relative to indoor air quality and mold in schools Encourages each district to conduct an inspection and evaluation program, such as the Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Use of school buildings andfacilities by outside groups and organizations|
The Legislature encourages the board of trustees of each school district in this State to adopt policies, or, if
applicable, to revise existing policies and regulations, governing the use of school buildings and facilities by groups and organizations
that are ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.|
|Dual Usage of Facilities|
Allows the establishment of a dual usage educational complex by a junior college district and other political subdivisions or institutions of higher education. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/tlo/textframe.cmd?LEG=79&SESS=R&CHAMBER=H&BILLTYPE=B&BILLSUFF...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Procurement of Construction, Construction Services, Materials or Services|
H.B. 2349 (section 2)
Replaces the statutory limits for procurement of construction, construction services, materials or services that the state board must adopt within rules. The state board must adopt rules, and the Auditor General must review the rules, specifying the total cos...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Waivers|
Authorizes the State Fire Marshal and the State Building Inspector to jointly grant variations or exemptions from, or approve equivalent or alternate compliance with the requirement that any building to be built as an educational occupancy and eligible for a s...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Facilities|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Siting|
Requires the school facilities board to provide school districts with information every two years on improving and maintaining the environmental quality in school buildings. Requires an environmental site assessment before approval of construction or renovatio...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Design Build Construction|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Buildings and Facilities|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Academic Facilities Funding|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Energy Savings Contracts|
Concerns energy savings contracts for school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1095.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Buildings in Consolidated School Districts|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Academic Oversight Committee|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Facilities Program Act|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Public School Facilities and Transportation|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Public-Public Partnerships|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Higher Education Technology and Facility Improvement|
Authorizes the Development Authority Finance Authority to issue higher education general authority bonds for technology and facility improvements; provides for a statewide election on the issuance of bonds....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Education Service Cooperatives|
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...
|AZ||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||School Facilities Board|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School 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. ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Schools: Uniform Complaint Process|
Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of the pupils or staff instead of conditions of facilities that are not maint...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Accountability Report Card: Requirements|
Deletes the requirement, under the Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act, that the School Accountability Report Card include information on the degree to which pupils are prepared to enter the workforce and whether the school qualifies for...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Annual Report on Status of Low-Performing Schools|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent to annually present a report to the governing board of each school district under his or her jurisdiction and to the board of supervisors of the county describing the state of the schools in the county and of his or her offic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Applicants to High Priority Schools Grant Program|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires schools initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after the 2004–05 fiscal year to include highly qualified teachers and appropriately credentialed teachers for English learners in the component on quality of s...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Uniform Complaint Process|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean and safe manner or in good repair, and teache...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Facilities 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School 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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Facilities|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Building Standards: Public Information|
Relates to the Field Act that requires the Department of General Services to supervise the design and construction of school buildings to ensure compliance with specific rules and regulations and building codes. Requires written rules and regulations adopted p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Schools: Environmental and Endangerment Assessment|
Relates to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998. Authorizes the governing board of a school district to make a written request to any person, corporation, public utility, local publicly owned utility or governmental agency for information necessar...
|RI||Passed 07/2004||P-12||Environmental Health And Safety|
(Joint Resolution) Creates a twenty-four (24) member special joint commission, whose purpose it would be to develop a comprehensive statewide plan that would effectively coordinate information, initiatives, and to identify resources, training and educational n...
|MO||To governor 05/2004||P-12||School District Emergency Preparedness|
Allows for the adoption of emergency preparedness plans for the use during natural disasters or other community emergencies by school districts.
1. The board of education of each school district in this state is authorized to adopt an emergency preparedness p...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Public School Facilities Act|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Public Schools and Election Days|
Authorizes governing school boards to exercise options in response to a request of local election officials to use schools for polling places by keeping schools used for polling places in session but identifying to the elections official the specific areas of ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Mold Abatement|
Creates task force to establish guidelines for mold abatement in public schools....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Use of School Facilities|
States student political organizations may be granted the uncompensated use of school district property and may conduct lawful meetings on school district property. Stipulates that no person, group or organization may be denied use of or charged differentiated...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Use of Solar Energy|
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...
|CA||Adopted 05/2003||P-12||Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998|
Title 2 CCR 1859.61, .105, .106, .141, .142, .145, .147, .148, .150.1, .151, .152, .153
Establishes emergency rules concerning Leroy F. Greene Facilities Act of 1998, specifying amending the audit requirements for the Critically Overcrowded Schools (COS) program. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||School Construction Liability|
Clarifies liability for certain school construction projects; provides that the architect or engineer preparing the plans and specifications and the person supervising the construction of a school building are responsible for assuring the construction in a wor...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Lease-to-Own Facility Finance Programs|
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...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Deficiencies Corrections Deadlines and State Schools for Deaf and Blind|
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...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Duties of School Facilities Board|
Requires that school building inspection carried out by school facilities board every five years ensure compliance wtih routine preventative maintenance guidelines as established in code. Requires school facilities board to randomly select 20 districts every 3...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Minimum Adequate Gross Square Footage Requirements|
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...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Minimum School Facility Adequacy Requirements|
Estabishes specific circumstances under which excess square footage in new construction may not be included in the gross square footage. Also mandates that school facilities board, in measuring square footage per pupil requirements, demand that excess square f...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||School Building Safety/Fire Inspections|
Allows for only one one-year extension to be granted a school to make improvements to bring buildings up to school building safety code standards. Fire officials are to provide written notice to schedule times for fire safety checks. No more than 2 routine in...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School Closure Community Meetings|
Requires thirty days' written notice to all parents of students at school board is considering closing prior to community meeting on closure of school site. The notice must include the reasons for the proposed closure, and must be held at least thirty days bef...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Education Facility Survey|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: Compliance with Florida Building Code and Charter Building Expenses|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Proposed School Site on Contaminated Land Prohibited|
New section forbids building of K-12 school on or adjacent to known contaminated site unless action has been taken to ascertain that students will not have contact with air, water or soil contaminants at a level that poses a threat to human health or the envir...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Relocatable Classrooms|
Eliminates date for purgation of certain relocatable classrooms and establishes system by which districts may obtain permission to continue using relocatables as classrooms within the five-year work program. Plan to use existing relocatable facilities must be ...
|ME||Public Law No. 04/2002||P-12||City Use of School Building|
Provides that a municipality may use a school building transferred to it by a school board for municipal purposes in the condition that the building was in on the date of the transfer as long as work performed by the municipality on the building is limited to ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||School Abatement|
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;...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Number of Alternative Delivery Pilot Projects for School Construction and Maximum Cost Increased|
Increases the number of construction-manager-at-risk alternative delivery pilot projects for school construction; increases the maximum project cost of projects eligible for alternative delivery...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2001||Postsec.||Sprinkler Systems in Dormatories|
Requires dormitories in public and private institutions of high education to conform to certain automatic sprinkler system specifications. Establishes a loan program. Makes an appropriation and imposes penalties....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||The Disposition of Property by School Districts|
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY BY PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL ENTITIES; TO RESTRICT THE DONATION OF SCHOOL PROPERTY TO RETIREES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES...
|VA||To governor 02/2001||P-12||Performance-Based Contracts|
Allows any local governing body, school district or public institution of higher education to enter into energy performance-based contracts to significantly reduce energy and operating costs of a facility....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Temporary School Buildings|
Deletes the condition that required the relocatable building to be in use for classroom purposes on or before September 30, 1997 and would add the condition that the relocatable building be manufactured and in use for classroom purposes on or before May 1st, 2...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||California School Facilities|
Appropriates funds to the State Department of Education for repairs, upgrades, and expansion of existing conservation education facilities, under the direction of the Conservation Education Service in the State Department of Education....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Day Care Facilities|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with a nonprofit organization that has staff with expertise in financing and capital expansion, are knowledgeable about the child care field, and have the ability to develop and implement a plan to ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Year Round School Grant Program|
Requires the superintendent to comply with prescribed provisions of the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 in making calculations for the year-round school grant program. Excludes one classroom for the first 800 pupils at a schoolsite, or 2 classroo...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||School Building Construction|
Authorizes the State Allocation Board to develop a pilot program in as many as 4 applicant school districts under the Greene Act to demonstrate alternative means by which school facilities may be constructed to meet the dual objectives of operational efficienc...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||School Building Safety|
Provides that plans and specifications for all school buildings in the State be submitted to local fire and law enforcement authorities....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Temp. School Facilities|
Extends until January 1, 2002, those waivers granted by the State Allocation Board under the Field Act to a school district for occupancy of a nonconforming existing private building acquired for conversion for use as a school building....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Building Code Exemptions|
Chapter No. 65; Exempts from specified provisions concerning the design, construction, reconstruction, or alteration of a school building, until 01/01/02, any building leased by a school district on a temporary basis for the purposes of housing a pregnant and ...
|SC||Became law without governor's signature 06/2000||P-12||School Facilities|
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....
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Uniform School Building Safety Code Commission|
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....
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Unhealthy Conditions in Schools|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Community Use of School Facilities, Property|
Amends the statute authorizing schools boards to permit the use of school property, under such conditions as will not impair the efficiency of the schools, to allows the school boards to authorize the division superintendent to permit the use of the school pro...