H.R. 3021 (110th): 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act

Introduced:
Jul 12, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Ben Chandler
Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Aug 01, 2008
Length
20 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2187 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 14, 2009

H.Res. 1234 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 04, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 4, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Jul 12, 2007
Referred to Committee Jul 12, 2007
Reported by Committee Apr 30, 2008
Passed House Jun 04, 2008
 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State educational agencies for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

Votes
Jun 04, 2008 7:41 p.m.
Agreed to 260/151
Jun 04, 2008 7:49 p.m.
Agreed to 397/17
Jun 04, 2008 7:57 p.m.
Agreed to 409/5
Jun 04, 2008 8:04 p.m.
Agreed to 266/153
Jun 04, 2008 8:46 p.m.
Passed 250/164

Cosponsors
142 cosponsors (141D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


6/4/2008--Passed House amended.
21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act -
Title I - Grants for Modernization, Renovation, or Repair of School Facilities
Section 102 -
Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including public charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date.
Allocates grant funds among states on the basis of the relative portion of school improvement funds provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) in each state under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Reserves 1% of the grant funds for assistance to outlying areas and Indian schools.
Requires states to reallocate such grant funds to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's share of school improvement funds received by LEAs in the state for the previous fiscal year.
Allows LEA grantees to give priority to projects in public secondary schools recognized as Science and Technology High Schools or as schools having science and technology programs.
Title II - Supplemental Grants for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
Section 202 -
Requires the Secretary to make grants to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for the construction, modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including public charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date.
Allocates grant funds among such states on the basis of each state's share of schools closed for at least 60 days during the period between August 29 and December 31, 2005, due to Hurricane Katrina or Rita.
Requires such states to reallocate such grant funds to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's share of such schools in the state.
Title III - General Provisions
Section 301 -
Prohibits LEAs from using this Act's grants: (1) for maintenance costs, stadiums, or facilities used primarily for events for which the public is charged admission; (2) to supplant funds otherwise available for school modernization, renovation, repair, and construction efforts; or (3) to purchase carbon offsets.
Prohibits states from considering LEAs' receipt of this Act's grants in determining their eligibility for state aid or the amount of state aid they receive.
Section 303 -
Conditions LEA grant eligibility on LEA and state spending for free public education remaining above specified levels. Requires states to reduce the amount of grant funds available to LEAs by the proportion by which LEAs' spending falls below such levels. Directs the Secretary to waive such maintenance of effort requirements if such waiver is justified by exceptional or uncontrollable circumstances, or the precipitous decline in an LEA's financial resources.
Section 304 -
Requires grantees' contracting procedures for school modernization, renovation, repair, and construction to ensure the maximum number of qualified bidders through full and open competition.
Section 305 -
Requires the iron and steel used in projects funded under this Act to have been produced in this country, subject to specified exceptions.
Section 306 -
Requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors in the performance of work assisted under this Act to be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar work in the locality.
Section 307 -
Directs LEA grantees to use a percentage of their grant, rising in 10% increments from 50% in FY2009 to 90% in FY2013, for public school modernization, renovation, repairs, or construction that meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating standards, Energy Star standards, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria, Green Building Initiative environmental design and rating standards (Green Globes), or equivalent standards adopted by the entities that have jurisdiction over such LEAs.
Requires the Secretary to provide outreach and technical assistance to states and LEAs concerning the best practices in school modernization, renovation, repair, and construction.
Section 308 -
Directs: (1) LEAs to submit to their states, and make publicly available, annual reports describing their use of such grant funds; (2) states to submit annually to the Secretary a compilation of the information received from their LEAs; and (3) the Secretary to report to Congress annually on grants made under this Act.
Section 309 -
Authorizes appropriations for this Act's grant programs for FY2009-FY2013.
Section 310 -
Prohibits this Act's grants from being used: (1) to employ workers who are illegal aliens or whose status has not been ascertained using the employment verification system; or (2) by LEAs that do not require a criminal background check on all their employees.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 3021 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus