SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1922

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LOW (Sponsor), WALTON GRAY, OXFORD, McNEIL, ENGLUND, SCHUPP, JONES (63), PACE AND TALBOY (Co-sponsors).

3676L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 161, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to green school grants.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 161, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 161.360, to read as follows:

            161.360. 1. Subject to appropriation from general revenue, the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide grants after July 1, 2011, to assist local public school districts in obtaining LEED certification for new construction or substantial renovation of public school buildings. For purposes of this section, "LEED certification" shall mean any certification issued by the United States Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System.

            2. Preference for the green school grants under this section shall be given to schools that are designed to function as community centers of learning. For purposes of this section, a community center of learning is a school that is used during nonschool hours as a meeting or host site for civic groups or members of the community for the purpose of conducting civic business, charitable works, nonprofit activities, or other educational activities.

            3. The department shall promulgate rules by July 1, 2011, for the green school grants authorized under this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2010, shall be invalid and void.

            4. The cumulative total of all grants under this section awarded per fiscal year shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars.