Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 524
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Flores moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1024 and 1025
    4  insert:
    5         Section 16. Section 1013.385, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1013.385 School district construction flexibility.—
    8         (1) A district school board may, with a supermajority vote
    9  at a public meeting that begins no earlier than 5 p.m., 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 for
   18  each educational facility to be constructed, as applicable, and
   19  demonstrates that implementation of the exception will not
   20  compromise student safety or the quality of student instruction.
   21  The district school board must conduct at least one public
   22  workshop to discuss and receive public comment on the proposed
   23  resolution and cost-benefit analysis, which must begin no
   24  earlier than 5 p.m. and may occur at the same meeting at which
   25  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 non-load-bearing walls, by approving the use
   32  of fire-rated wood stud walls in new construction or remodeling
   33  for interior non-load-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 that:
   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 when 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 foot-candle.
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   59  And the title is amended as follows:
   60         Delete line 90
   61  and insert:
   62         educator liability insurance program; creating s.
   63         1013.385, F.S.; providing for school district
   64         construction flexibility; authorizing exceptions to
   65         educational facilities construction requirements under
   66         certain circumstances; amending s.