OLR Bill Analysis

SB 1057

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A ROLLING THREE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT PLAN FOR THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the State Board of Education to maintain a three- year, rather than five-year, rolling capital improvement and capital equipment plan for the state's technical high school system. By law, this plan must identify:

1. alterations, renovations, and repairs each technical high school is expected to need, including grounds and athletic fields, heating and ventilation systems, wiring, roofs, and windows, and the cost of such improvements;

2. recommendations for, and the cost of, energy efficiency improvements to each school; and

3. specific equipment each school is expected to need, based on (a) the useful life of existing equipment, (b) projections of changing technology, and (c) the estimated cost of the equipment.

The technical high school system consists of state-operated, regional public high schools that provide hands-on experience in specific career areas in addition to the standard high school curriculum.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION

Education Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

32

Nay

0

(03/19/2015)