Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 1406 Session Year 2007
AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND CHANGES TO THE STATUTES CONCERNING SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.
To authorize state grant commitments for school building projects, to limit the grant eligibility of school construction renovation projects to only those facilities where at least seventy-five per cent of the total facility area is at least thirty years old and it has been at least twenty years since the last major renovation, to provide that for all projects authorized on or after July 1, 2007, all attorneys' fees and court costs related to litigation shall be eligible for state school construction grant assistance only if the town is the prevailing party, to limit school construction grant eligibility of site remediation costs so that site remediation costs eligible for state grant assistance not exceed twenty-five per cent of the appraised value of the site unless the purchase price of the site is adjusted so that the purchase price plus remediation costs do not exceed one hundred twenty-five per cent of the appraised value, to exempt the regional vocational-technical school system from requirements preventing projects from appearing on a list of projects seeking a change in scope or cost more than twice without reauthorization, to clarify that regional-vocational technical school projects shall be treated equally to other school projects when seeking grants for roof replacements, code compliance and other safety, health or emergency repairs and to permit reimbursement for fuel cells under the school construction program.