Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7029, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 1f/RE/2R         .                                
             03/04/2016 10:40 PM       .                                

       Senator Flores moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (274472) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 2570 and 2571
    5  insert:
    6         Section 24. Section 1013.385, Florida Statutes, is created
    7  to read:
    8         1013.385 School district construction flexibility.—
    9         (1) A district school board may, with a supermajority vote
   10  at a public meeting that begins no earlier than 5 p.m., adopt a
   11  resolution to implement one or more of the exceptions to the
   12  educational facilities construction requirements provided in
   13  this section. Before voting on the resolution, a district school
   14  board must conduct a cost-benefit analysis prepared according to
   15  a professionally accepted methodology that describes how each
   16  exception selected by the district school board achieves cost
   17  savings, improves the efficient use of school district
   18  resources, and impacts the life-cycle costs and life span for
   19  each educational facility to be constructed, as applicable, and
   20  demonstrates that implementation of the exception will not
   21  compromise student safety or the quality of student instruction.
   22  The district school board must conduct at least one public
   23  workshop to discuss and receive public comment on the proposed
   24  resolution and cost-benefit analysis, which must begin no
   25  earlier than 5 p.m. and may occur at the same meeting at which
   26  the resolution will be voted upon.
   27         (2) A resolution adopted under this section may propose
   28  implementation of exceptions to requirements of the uniform
   29  statewide building code for the planning and construction of
   30  public educational and ancillary plants adopted pursuant to ss.
   31  553.73 and 1013.37 relating to:
   32         (a) Interior non-load-bearing walls, by approving the use
   33  of fire-rated wood stud walls in new construction or remodeling
   34  for interior non-load-bearing wall assemblies that will not be
   35  exposed to water or located in wet areas.
   36         (b) Walkways, roadways, driveways, and parking areas, by
   37  approving the use of designated, stabilized, and well-drained
   38  gravel or grassed student parking areas.
   39         (c) Standards for relocatables used as classroom space, as
   40  specified in s. 1013.20, by approving construction
   41  specifications for installation of relocatable buildings that do
   42  not have covered walkways leading to the permanent buildings
   43  onsite.
   44         (d) Site lighting, by approving construction specifications
   45  regarding site lighting that:
   46         1. Do not provide for lighting of gravel or grassed
   47  auxiliary or student parking areas.
   48         2. Provide lighting for walkways, roadways, driveways,
   49  paved parking lots, exterior stairs, ramps, and walkways from
   50  the exterior of the building to a public walkway through
   51  installation of a timer that is set to provide lighting only
   52  during periods when the site is occupied.
   53         3. Allow lighting for building entrances and exits to be
   54  installed with a timer that is set to provide lighting only
   55  during periods in which the building is occupied. The minimum
   56  illumination level at single-door exits may be reduced to no
   57  less than 1 foot-candle.
   59  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   60  And the title is amended as follows:
   61         Delete line 2767
   62  and insert:
   63         by the act; creating s. 1013.385, F.S.; providing for
   64         school district construction flexibility; authorizing
   65         exceptions to educational facilities construction
   66         requirements under certain circumstances; providing
   67         effective dates.