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. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 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 school19 board must conduct a cost-benefit analysis prepared according to20 a professionally accepted methodology that describes how each21 exception selected by the district school board achieves cost22 savings, improves the efficient use of school district23 resources, and impacts the life-cycle costs and life span for24 each educational facility to be constructed, as applicable, and25 demonstrates that implementation of the exception will not26 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, which30 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.