HB17-1082

HB17-1082 - BEST Building Excellent Schools Today Act Technology Grant Funding

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning clarification that financial assistance under the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act' includes technology grants.

Section 1 of the bill amends the definition of 'capital construction' used for purposes of the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act' (BEST) to include 'technology', as defined in section 3.

Section 3 defines the term 'technology' for purposes of BEST to include hardware, devices, or equipment necessary for individual student learning and classroom instruction, including access to electronic instructional materials, or necessary for professional use by a classroom teacher. Section 2 incorporates the new definition of 'technology' into the existing requirement that the BEST board's public school facility capital construction guidelines address technology. Section 3 also clarifies that the public school capital construction assistance board (BEST board) may provide financial assistance to public schools in the form of technology grants and requires the BEST board to annually notify potential applicants for financial assistance that it will accept applications for technology grants.

Section 4 requires the project lists in the BEST board's annual report to include sublists of technology projects for which financial assistance has been awarded or applied for and denied.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: June 6, 2017
06/06/2017 - Governor Signed
05/22/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/19/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/02/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/01/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/28/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 05/01/2017
04/27/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/26/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/25/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/19/2017 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/12/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
04/07/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/03/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/06/2017 - No Amendments
03/31/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/31/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/15/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/18/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education