Bill Text: FL S0178 | 2023 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Failed) 2023-05-05 - Died in Appropriations Committee on Education [S0178 Detail]

Download: Florida-2023-S0178-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2023                                     SB 178
       By Senator Berman
       26-00080-23                                            2023178__
    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 not exceeding a specified sum
    5         associated with certain upgrades to education
    6         facilities from being included in certain cost per
    7         student station calculations; specifying eligible
    8         upgrades; requiring costs associated with certain
    9         upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs
   10         in the area in which the education facility is
   11         located; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Present subsection (3) of section 1013.372,
   16  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (4), and a new
   17  subsection (3) is added to that section, to read:
   18         1013.372 Education facilities as emergency shelters.—
   19         (3) Any costs of less than $2 million associated with
   20  upgrades to an education facility which are designed to improve
   21  the capabilities of the facility to provide enhanced hurricane
   22  protection areas in accordance with the Florida Building Code
   23  may not be included in calculating the total cost per student
   24  station for the purpose of meeting the limits imposed under s.
   25  1013.64(6)(b).
   26         (a)Eligible upgrades under this subsection are limited to
   27  those necessary for an area to be designated as an enhanced
   28  hurricane protection area; electrical and standby emergency
   29  power systems as provided in the Florida Building Code;
   30  renewable energy source devices as defined in s. 193.624(1); and
   31  energy storage devices.
   32         (b)All costs associated with upgrades made pursuant to
   33  this subsection must be consistent with prevailing market costs
   34  in the area in which the education facility is located.
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.