Florida Senate - 2016 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7029, 1st Eng. Ì479366PÎ479366 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1f/RE/2R . 03/04/2016 10:40 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Flores moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (274472) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 2570 and 2571 5 insert: 6 Section 24. Section 1013.385, Florida Statutes, is created 7 to read: 8 1013.385 School district construction flexibility.— 9 (1) A district school board may, with a supermajority vote 10 at a public meeting that begins no earlier than 5 p.m., adopt a 11 resolution to implement one or more of the exceptions to the 12 educational facilities construction requirements provided in 13 this section. Before voting on the resolution, a district school 14 board must conduct a cost-benefit analysis prepared according to 15 a professionally accepted methodology that describes how each 16 exception selected by the district school board achieves cost 17 savings, improves the efficient use of school district 18 resources, and impacts the life-cycle costs and life span for 19 each educational facility to be constructed, as applicable, and 20 demonstrates that implementation of the exception will not 21 compromise student safety or the quality of student instruction. 22 The district school board must conduct at least one public 23 workshop to discuss and receive public comment on the proposed 24 resolution and cost-benefit analysis, which must begin no 25 earlier than 5 p.m. and may occur at the same meeting at which 26 the resolution will be voted upon. 27 (2) A resolution adopted under this section may propose 28 implementation of exceptions to requirements of the uniform 29 statewide building code for the planning and construction of 30 public educational and ancillary plants adopted pursuant to ss. 31 553.73 and 1013.37 relating to: 32 (a) Interior non-load-bearing walls, by approving the use 33 of fire-rated wood stud walls in new construction or remodeling 34 for interior non-load-bearing wall assemblies that will not be 35 exposed to water or located in wet areas. 36 (b) Walkways, roadways, driveways, and parking areas, by 37 approving the use of designated, stabilized, and well-drained 38 gravel or grassed student parking areas. 39 (c) Standards for relocatables used as classroom space, as 40 specified in s. 1013.20, by approving construction 41 specifications for installation of relocatable buildings that do 42 not have covered walkways leading to the permanent buildings 43 onsite. 44 (d) Site lighting, by approving construction specifications 45 regarding site lighting that: 46 1. Do not provide for lighting of gravel or grassed 47 auxiliary or student parking areas. 48 2. Provide lighting for walkways, roadways, driveways, 49 paved parking lots, exterior stairs, ramps, and walkways from 50 the exterior of the building to a public walkway through 51 installation of a timer that is set to provide lighting only 52 during periods when the site is occupied. 53 3. Allow lighting for building entrances and exits to be 54 installed with a timer that is set to provide lighting only 55 during periods in which the building is occupied. The minimum 56 illumination level at single-door exits may be reduced to no 57 less than 1 foot-candle. 58 59 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 60 And the title is amended as follows: 61 Delete line 2767 62 and insert: 63 by the act; creating s. 1013.385, F.S.; providing for 64 school district construction flexibility; authorizing 65 exceptions to educational facilities construction 66 requirements under certain circumstances; providing 67 effective dates.