Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1506
       By Senator Lee
       20-01295A-19                                          20191506__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; amending s. 1013.385,
    3         F.S.; deleting a requirement that a district school
    4         board conduct a cost-benefit analysis before voting on
    5         a resolution to implement one or more exceptions to
    6         the educational facilities construction requirements;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 1013.385, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         1013.385 School district construction flexibility.—
   14         (1) A district school board may, with a supermajority vote
   15  at a public meeting that begins no earlier than 5 p.m., adopt a
   16  resolution to implement one or more of the exceptions to the
   17  educational facilities construction requirements provided in
   18  this section. Before voting on the resolution, a district school
   19  board must conduct a cost-benefit analysis prepared according to
   20  a professionally accepted methodology that describes how each
   21  exception selected by the district school board achieves cost
   22  savings, improves the efficient use of school district
   23  resources, and impacts the life-cycle costs and life span for
   24  each educational facility to be constructed, as applicable, and
   25  demonstrates that implementation of the exception will not
   26  compromise student safety or the quality of student instruction.
   27  The district school board must conduct at least one public
   28  workshop to discuss and receive public comment on the proposed
   29  resolution. The public workshop and cost-benefit analysis, which
   30  must begin no earlier than 5 p.m. and may occur at the same
   31  meeting at which the resolution will be voted upon.
   32         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.