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2017 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Dembrow, Monnes Anderson, Representative Keny-Guyer, Buehler
Regular Sponsors: Senator Devlin, Gelser, Prozanski, Riley, Taylor, Representative Greenlick, Helm, Hernandez, Holvey, Huffman, Lively, Malstrom, Noble, Nosse, Piluso, Rayfield, Reardon, Smith DB, Smith Warner, Sollman, Vial
Bill Title: Relating to environmental conditions in school facilities; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires school districts, education service districts and public charter schools to adopt Healthy and Safe Schools Plan to address environmental conditions in facilities owned or leased by districts or schools where students or staff are present on regular basis.
Requires districts and schools to provide Department of Education with copies of plans. Requires districts and schools to annually review plan and revise as necessary. Specifies minimum content for plan. Requires department to develop model plan as guidance for districts and schools. Authorizes Oregon Health Authority to develop recommendations regarding practices for reducing environmental conditions that may present health concerns. Requires authority to develop information sheets concerning environmental conditions that may present health concerns. Requires department to make opportunities for professional development available to district and school staff regarding plan requirements and information reporting. Requires school districts, education service districts and public charter schools to make results of testing under plan available to public. Requires districts and schools to provide annual statement regarding plan. Specifies minimum content for statement. Specifies recipients of statement. Requires posting statement on website if website is available. Establishes Healthy School Facilities Fund. Appropriates moneys from fund to department for purpose of financial assistance to school districts, education service districts and public charter schools in adoption, administration and enforcement of Healthy and Safe Schools Plans. Expands types of assessment qualifying for Office of School Facilities hardship grants to include school district assessment for environmental hazards under plan. Reduces total amount that may be biennially distributed from State School Fund as facility grants. Provides for biennial transfer from State School Fund to Healthy School Facilities Fund. Limits uses for transferred moneys. Makes reduction in total amount distributed as facility grants and transfer of State School Fund moneys to Healthy School Facilities Fund applicable for biennia beginning on or after July 1, 2019. Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt mandatory guidelines regarding testing for, and reducing exposure to, lead in water used for drinking or food preparation for inclusion in Healthy and Safe Schools Plans. Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for 2017-2019 biennium to carry out provisions of Act. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2017.
Chapter Number: Chapter 700
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Revenue Impact: Revenue Impact Issued
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