Rep. Thomas Holbrook

Adopted in House on Mar 26, 2009





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2530 on page 3,
3immediately below line 15, by inserting the following:
4    "Section 10. The School Construction Law is amended by
5changing Section 5-30 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 230/5-30)
7    Sec. 5-30. Priority of school construction projects. The
8State Board of Education shall develop standards for the
9determination of priority needs concerning school construction
10projects based upon approved district facilities plans. Such
11standards shall call for prioritization based on the degree of
12need and project type in the following order:
13        (1) Replacement or reconstruction of school buildings
14    destroyed or damaged by flood, tornado, fire, earthquake,
15    mine subsidence, or other disasters, either man-made or
16    produced by nature;



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1        (2) Projects designed to alleviate a shortage of
2    classrooms due to population growth or to replace aging
3    school buildings;
4        (3) Projects resulting from interdistrict
5    reorganization of school districts contingent on local
6    referenda;
7        (4) Replacement or reconstruction of school facilities
8    determined to be severe and continuing health or life
9    safety hazards;
10        (5) Alterations necessary to provide accessibility for
11    qualified individuals with disabilities; and
12        (6) Other unique solutions to facility needs.
13The State Board of Education may not make any material changes
14to the standards in effect on May 18, 2004, unless the State
15Board of Education is specifically authorized by law.
16(Source: P.A. 93-679, eff. 6-30-04.)".