Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1262 Ì666312}Î666312 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/21/2015 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Fiscal Policy (Flores) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 67 and 68 4 insert: 5 Section 4. 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. 57 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 line 13 61 and insert: 62 determination; creating s. 1013.385, F.S.; providing 63 for school district construction flexibility; 64 authorizing exceptions to educational facilities 65 construction requirements under certain circumstances; 66 providing an effective date.