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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Historic preservation commissions. Allows a local historic preservation commission to classify and designate as historic a building, structure, or site that is owned, leased, or operated by a state educational institution. Provides that in addition to any other applicable requirements of the historic preservation laws, a state educational institution that owns, leases, or operates such a building, structure, or site may not demolish or move the building, structure, or site or conspicuously change the exterior appearance of the building, structure, or site unless the state educational institution provides certain notices, holds two public hearings concerning the proposed action, and issues a preliminary determination and a final determination. Provides that at the initial public hearing, the state educational institution must state why it believes the proposed action is necessary and proper and must allow testimony from the public and interested parties concerning the proposed action, including testimony regarding possible alternatives to the proposed action. Prohibits a state educational institution from taking any action on the building, structure, or site classified and designated as historic for 180 days following the initial public hearing. Requires a state educational institution to issue a preliminary determination after the initial public hearing. Requires a state educational institution to hold a final public hearing and issue a final determination before taking action on a building, structure, or site classified and designated as historic. Requires the preliminary determination and the final determination to respond to any possible alternatives suggested at the public hearings.