Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 600
       By Senator Berman
       31-00186B-22                                           2022600__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to upgrades to education facilities as
    3         emergency shelters; amending s. 1013.372, F.S.;
    4         exempting costs of less than $2 million associated
    5         with certain upgrades to education facilities from
    6         being included in certain cost per student station
    7         calculations; specifying eligible updates that may be
    8         made; prohibiting renewable energy source devices
    9         located on the property of an education facility from
   10         generating more than a specified amount of energy;
   11         requiring costs associated with certain upgrades to be
   12         consistent with prevailing market costs in the area
   13         where the education facility is located; providing an
   14         effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Present subsection (3) of section 1013.372,
   19  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (4), and a new
   20  subsection (3) is added to that section, to read:
   21         1013.372 Education facilities as emergency shelters.—
   22         (3) Any costs of less than $2 million associated with
   23  upgrades to an education facility which are designed to improve
   24  the capabilities of the facility to provide enhanced hurricane
   25  protection areas in accordance with the Florida Building Code
   26  may not be included in calculating the total cost per student
   27  station for purposes of meeting the limits under s.
   28  1013.64(6)(b).
   29         (a)Eligible upgrades under this subsection are limited to
   30  those necessary for an area to be designated as an enhanced
   31  hurricane protection area; electrical and standby emergency
   32  power systems as provided in the Florida Building Code;
   33  renewable energy source devices as defined in s. 193.624(1); and
   34  energy storage devices. A renewable energy source device located
   35  on the property of an education facility may not generate a
   36  cumulative amount of energy during a calendar year which is
   37  greater than the energy that the facility consumes during the
   38  calendar year.
   39         (b)All costs associated with upgrades made pursuant to
   40  this subsection must be consistent with prevailing market costs
   41  in the area where the education facility is located.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.