Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (454494) for CS for SB 118
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/21/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Fiscal Policy (Flores) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 49
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 1013.385, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1013.385 School district construction flexibility.—
    8         (1) A district school board, with a supermajority vote at a
    9  public meeting that begins no earlier than 5 p.m., may adopt a
   10  resolution to implement one or more of the exceptions to the
   11  educational facilities construction requirements provided in
   12  this section. Before voting on the resolution, a district school
   13  board must conduct a cost-benefit analysis prepared according to
   14  a professionally accepted methodology that describes how each
   15  exception selected by the district school board achieves cost
   16  savings, improves the efficient use of school district
   17  resources, and impacts the life-cycle costs and life span, as
   18  applicable, for each educational facility to be constructed, as
   19  applicable, and demonstrates that implementation of the
   20  exception will not compromise student safety or the quality of
   21  student instruction. The district school board must conduct at
   22  least one public workshop to discuss and receive public comment
   23  on the proposed resolution and cost-benefit analysis, which must
   24  begin no earlier than 5 p.m. and may occur at the same meeting
   25  at which the resolution will be voted upon.
   26         (2) A resolution adopted under this section may propose
   27  implementation of exceptions to requirements of the uniform
   28  statewide building code for the planning and construction of
   29  public educational and ancillary plants adopted pursuant to ss.
   30  553.73 and 1013.37 relating to:
   31         (a) Interior nonload-bearing walls, by approving the use of
   32  fire-rated wood stud walls in new construction or remodeling for
   33  interior nonload-bearing wall assemblies that will not be
   34  exposed to water or located in wet areas.
   35         (b) Walkways, roadways, driveways, and parking areas, by
   36  approving the use of designated, stabilized, and well-drained
   37  gravel or grassed student parking areas.
   38         (c) Standards for relocatables used as classroom space, as
   39  specified in s. 1013.20, by approving construction
   40  specifications for installation of relocatable buildings that do
   41  not have covered walkways leading to the permanent buildings
   42  onsite.
   43         (d) Site lighting, by approving construction specifications
   44  regarding site lighting which:
   45         1. Do not provide for lighting of gravel or grassed
   46  auxiliary or student parking areas.
   47         2. Provide lighting for walkways, roadways, driveways,
   48  paved parking lots, exterior stairs, ramps, and walkways from
   49  the exterior of the building to a public walkway through
   50  installation of a timer that is set to provide lighting only
   51  during periods in which the site is occupied.
   52         3. Allow lighting for building entrances and exits to be
   53  installed with a timer that is set to provide lighting only
   54  during periods in which the building is occupied. The minimum
   55  illumination level at single-door exits may be reduced to no
   56  less than 1 footcandle.
   58  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   59  And the title is amended as follows:
   60         Delete lines 2 - 3
   61  and insert:
   62         An act relating to public educational facilities;
   63         creating s. 1013.385, F.S.; providing for school
   64         district construction flexibility; authorizing
   65         exceptions to educational facilities construction
   66         requirements under certain circumstances; creating s.
   67         215.165, F.S.;