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From the ECS State Policy Database
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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 09/2014P-12Construction Contracts
A.B. 1581
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...

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NJVetoed 08/2014P-12Procedures for Closing School Buildings
S.B. 966
Establishes procedures for the closing of a public school building. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S1000/966_R2.PDF

Governor's veto message: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S1000/966_V1.HTM...

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LAPassed 05/2014P-12Joint-Use Agreements
S.C.R. 95
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...

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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-12Charter Schools
H.B. 278
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...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Education Studies
H.B. 278
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2014P-12Leasing Charter School Property
S.B. 1336
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 ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Facilities Board Revisions
S.B. 1102
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Facilities Board Reimbursement After Legal Action
S.B. 1488
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...

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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-12Carbon Monoxide Detectors
S.B. 58
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...

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KYPassed 03/2014P-12Green Schools
S.R. 60
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Community-Based Planning for Legislatively-Funded School Facilities
S.F. 3
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Alternative Schools - Funding and Facilities
H.B. 3
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Carbon Monoxide Devices in School Facilities
A.B. 56
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...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12School Capital Improvement Database and Task Force
S.B. 540
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...

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MEVETO 07/2013P-12School Construction
S.P. 429
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'...

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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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MEUNSIGNED LAW 06/2013P-12Energy Savings
H.P. 966
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...

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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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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Using Densified Biomass to Heat Public Schools
S.B. 5709
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.
http://apps.leg.wa....

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12Use of School Facilities
S.B. 1062
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...

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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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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12Sale of a Public School Building
H.B. 1012
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...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12Public School Capital Outlay Lease Payments
H.B. 273
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12District Public Project Bidding Procedures
A.B. 1565
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Prioritization of School Construction Projects
S.B. 639
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12District 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...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Naming Facilities and Streets After Living People
H.B. 98
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...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Early Childhood Education Facilities
S.B. 458
(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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Property and Facilities for Public Recreation
H.B. 540
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Community Use of School Facilities and Property
S.B. 110
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...

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UTAdopted 03/2012P-12Healthy, Energy-Efficient Schools
H.J.R. 1
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...

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NYSigned into law 09/2011P-12Report on NYC Outdoor Schoolyards
S.B. 587
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...

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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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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Illinois Accessibility Task Force and Press Box Accessibility
S.B. 2096
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...

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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-12Energy-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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
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...

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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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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Prohibition of District Operation of a Hotel
S.B. 764
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Energy Efficiency
S.B. 898
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Sharing Athletic Fields
A.B. 227
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.
http://www.leg.st...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Referendum
H.B. 1238
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...

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IASigned into law 04/2011P-12
Community College
Postsec.
District-to-Community College Program and Facilities Pilot Program
S.F. 424
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.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia....

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Facilities Construction
H.B. 236
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...

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NDSigned into law 04/2011P-12School Construction or Renovation Requirements
H.B. 1066
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...

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WYSigned into law 02/2011P-12School Facilities
S.F. 16
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 ...

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NYVetoed 10/2010P-12Licensed Master Plumbers and Licensed Electricians
S.B. 7137
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12School Facilities and Special Education Provisions
S.B. 1432
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Construction Permits
A.B. 2048
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Door Locks for School Safety
A.B. 211
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/...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Integrated Pest Management
S.B. 1157
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 ...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12School 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...

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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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AKSigned into law 06/2010P-12School Construction
S.B. 237
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Joint Technological Education Finance
H.B. 2127
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 ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Green Cleaning Practices
H.J.R. 767
Directs the Department of Education to study green cleaning practices in public schools.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HJR0767.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 04/2010P-12Safe Space or Hallway
H.B. 459
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....

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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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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Requires 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 ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Energy Conservation
S.B. 1354
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...

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WISigned into law 04/2010P-12Act 215 - Facilities Provision
S.B. 437
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12City/County Regulations and District Facilities
H.B. 282
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...

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OHAdopted 02/2010P-12Energy 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...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009Postsec.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...

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WISigned into law 12/2009P-12Environmental Quality in Schools Task Force
S.B. 41
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...

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RISigned into law 11/2009P-12School Buildings Must Be "Green"
S.B. 232
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...

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force
H.B. 363
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Sharing of Real Property and Buildings
A.B. 1080
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...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Seismic Safety Inventory of School Buildings
S.B. 305
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 ...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Review for Approval of Athletic Facilities for Gender Equitability
A.B. 685
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...

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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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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Charter School Facilities
S.B. 592
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Asbestos Abatement
S.B. 2145
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009Community CollegeElectronic
H.B. 862
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Radon Testing
H.B. 4223
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...

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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-12School 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...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Survey 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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Construction 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...

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KYAdopted 07/2009P-12School 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...

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AZSigned into law 07/2009P-12Charter School Facilities
H.B. 2346
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...

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HIVetoed 06/2009P-12Standards for Facilities
H.B. 986
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...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Funding Adjustments for School Safety Plans, School Nurses, Transportation, and Energy Efficiency
A.B. 75
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...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Meaning of Public School Buildings as Related to After-school Programs
S.B. 1030
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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.State University Certificates of Participation
H.B. 1200
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...

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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-12Portable/Modular Classrooms
H.B. 2763
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...

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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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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Building Standards/Pre-K Classes in Public Schools
H.B. 1031
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...

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HISigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Fire Inspections
S.B. 564
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12School Construction
A.B. 220
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2009P-12Air Conditioner Electricity and Maintenance Costs
H.B. 179
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....

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12Renewable Energy Efficiency for School Buildings
H.B. 1312
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...

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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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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Facilities
H.B. 1097
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...

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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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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12School Building Plans
H.B. 251
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 ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Cooperative Service Agency Facilities
H.B. 253
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 ...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12finance
H.B. 2261
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Inspections of Academic Facilities
S.B. 863
Provides a process for routine inspections and reporting of inspections of public school academic facilities.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1475.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Academic Facilities Review Board
H.B. 1852
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.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Facilities
S.B. 1132
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...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Capacity 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...

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KSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Facilities
S.B. 187
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Facilities
H.B. 299
Relates to school facilities; modifies budget process forwarding school building projects recommended by the school facilities commission; requires an audit.
Chapter 207
http://legisweb.state.wy.us...

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CARule Adoption 10/2008P-12LEROY 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...

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GAAdopted 10/2008P-12Public School Construction
GAC 160-5-4-.15
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.
http://w...

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ILSigned into law 10/2008Community CollegeUse of Community College Buildings During an Emergency
S.B. 2690
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Facilities
A.B. 2173
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12
Community College
Rental properties
A.B. 1112
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Charter school facilities
A.B. 2033
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Solar Facilities
A.B. 1062
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...

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MOSigned into law 07/2008P-12School repair
S.B. 1170
Creates the Rebuild Missouri Schools Program to allow loans to rebuild certain damaged school facilities....

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HIVetoed 07/2008P-12Facilities Alignment Commission
H.B. 2972
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...

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CASigned by Governor 07/2008P-12Environmental impact
A.B. 2720
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...

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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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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
School Indoor Air Quality
H.B. 1171
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...

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AKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Facilities finance
H.B. 373
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...

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MNVetoed 05/2008P-12Omnibus prek-12 Education Finance Bill
H.B. 6
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, ...

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CAAdopted 04/2008P-12School 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...

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COSigned into law 03/2008P-12Energy Efficient Schools
H.B. 1025
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...

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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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NESigned into law 03/2008P-12Energy Financing Contracts
L.B. 747
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...

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CAAdopted 03/2008P-12FACILITIES 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....

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NYSigned into law 01/2008P-12New York City Public School Cafeterias
S.B. 6487
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...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 471 10/2007P-12Facilities finance
S.B. 614
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Facilities
S.B. 121
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Green School Construction Projects
S.B. 505
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Community College
Wind Generation Turbine Farms
S.B. 843
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Community Organization Use of School Facilities During Non-School Hours
S.B. 538
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Green Cities and Smart Cities Grant Program
H.B. 3394
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Renewable Energy Source Grants
H.B. 285
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...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12School Facility Planning
S.B. 336
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...

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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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CTSigned into law 06/2007P-12Pesticide Control on School Grounds
H.B. 5234
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Construction or Renovation of School Buildings
S.B. 499
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
State Building Code Council
S.B. 795
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...

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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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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12School Security for Buildings
H.B. 1059
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.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics200...

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MTSigned into law 05/2007P-12School 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...

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NMVetoed 04/2007P-12Public School Capital Outlay Omnibus Bill
H.B. 328
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Public School Capital Outlay Omnibus Bill
S.B. 395
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Public School Lease Purchase Act
H.B. 843
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.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Charter School Facilities Fund
S.B. 634
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.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0634.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 03/2007P-12Tornado Damage Repair
H.B. 141
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)
http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12County and Municipal Land Use Provisions Regarding Schools
H.B. 69
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Career & Technical Education Project Contractor Licensing Requirements Exemption
H.B. 2757
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...

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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-12District Facilities Account Enforcement
H.B. 17
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...

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UTAdopted 12/2006P-12Oversight of School Inspections
R277-471
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Energy Conservation Grant Program
A.B. 2756
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Facilities Cost Calculations
A.B. 2947
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12
Community College
K-12 and Community College Facilities
A.B. 162
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Healthy Schools Act
A.B. 2865
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...

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WYRule Adoption 08/2006P-12Criteria for School Building & Facilities Improvement Priority
Chapter 6
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12
Postsec.
Eminent Domain Restrictions
H.B. 1965
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...

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NYSigned into law 07/2006P-12Fire Safety Inspections
A.B. 877
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....

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WARule Adoption 07/2006P-12School 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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Leasing Property for Schools and Facilities
S.B. 2009
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 ...

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NYVetoed 07/2006P-12Cafeteria Standards
A.B. 11326
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....

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NCSigned into law 07/2006P-12Schoolchildren's Health Act
H.B. 1502
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...

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MISigned into law 07/2006P-12School Building Construction & Expansion
H.B. 5479
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...

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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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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Facilities Inspectors/Inspections
H.B. 5416
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.University/College Facilities Construction
H.B. 418
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12School Facilities Sales
S.B. 308
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...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12School 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 ...

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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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ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12Extraordinary 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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Best 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...

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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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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Additional School Board Powers
H.B. 944
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.
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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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DESigned into law 01/2006P-12School "Energy Fund" Appropriations
S.B. 242
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Bids for Construction Work
A.B. 490
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...

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NYSigned into law 08/2005P-12Cleaning products in schools
S.B. 5435
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12School Facility Plans and Inspections
S.B. 383
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...

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CASigned into law 07/2005P-12Charter School Facilities
S.B. 1054
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...

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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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HISigned into law 07/2005P-12Asbestos Testing
H.B. 1295
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

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TNSigned into law 06/2005P-12Construction Management Services
S.B. 1343
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
qualified licensed...

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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2005P-12Indoor Air Quality
S.B. 641
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Use of school buildings andfacilities by outside groups and organizations
H.B. 70
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 ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.
Community College
Dual Usage of Facilities
H.B. 1737
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Procurement 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...

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CTSigned into law 05/2005P-12Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Waivers
S.B. 1032
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...

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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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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Siting
S.B. 1009
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...

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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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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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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 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Technology and Facility Improvement
S.B. 1137
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....

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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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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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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Schools: Uniform Complaint Process
A.B. 2727
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Card: Requirements
A.B. 2596
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Annual 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Applicants 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District 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...

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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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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Building Standards: Public Information
A.B. 2638
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Schools: Environmental and Endangerment Assessment
A.B. 2485
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...

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RIPassed 07/2004P-12Environmental Health And Safety
H.B. 8109
(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...

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MOTo governor 05/2004P-12School District Emergency Preparedness
H.B. 1070
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...

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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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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12Public Schools and Election Days
A.B. 1472
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 ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2003P-12Mold Abatement
H.B. 891
Creates task force to establish guidelines for mold abatement in public schools....

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Use of School Facilities
S.B. 1250
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...

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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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CAAdopted 05/2003P-12Leroy 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/...

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MISigned into law 12/2002P-12School Construction Liability
S.B. 670
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...

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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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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-12Duties of School Facilities Board
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
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...

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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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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Minimum School Facility Adequacy Requirements
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12School Building Safety/Fire Inspections
S.B. 1545
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12School Closure Community Meetings
S.B. 1180
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...

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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: Proposed School Site on Contaminated Land Prohibited
S.B. 20E
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Relocatable Classrooms
S.B. 20E
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 ...

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MEPublic Law No. 04/2002P-12City Use of School Building
H.B. 1615
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 ...

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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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MESigned into law 03/2002P-12Number of Alternative Delivery Pilot Projects for School Construction and Maximum Cost Increased
H.B. 1426
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...

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PASigned into law 12/2001Postsec.Sprinkler Systems in Dormatories
H.B. 209
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....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12The Disposition of Property by School Districts
S.B. 819
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...

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VATo governor 02/2001P-12Performance-Based Contracts
H.B. 1967
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....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Temporary School Buildings
S.B. 1469
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12California School Facilities
A.B. 2391
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....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Day Care Facilities
A.B. 2778
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Year Round School Grant Program
S.B. 1602
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12School Building Construction
A.B. 1378
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...

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NYSigned into law 09/2000P-12School Building Safety
A.B. 8370
Provides that plans and specifications for all school buildings in the State be submitted to local fire and law enforcement authorities....

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12Temp. School Facilities
A.B. 2811
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....

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12Building Code Exemptions
A.B. 1830
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 ...

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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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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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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Community Use of School Facilities, Property
H.B. 1212
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...

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