Senate Bill 0013
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DIGEST OF SB13 (Updated January 29, 2008 2:54 pm - DI 84)
School facility construction and alteration. Requires the state board of education to adopt administrative rules setting forth guidelines for the selection of school sites and the construction, alteration, and repair of school buildings, athletic facilities, and other categories of facilities related to the operation and administration of school corporations. Requires a school corporation to consider the guidelines when developing plans and specifications, and to submit proposed plans and specifications to the department of education. Requires the department to review the plans and specifications and provide written recommendations to the school corporation, including findings as to any material differences between the plans and specifications and the guidelines. Requires the school corporation to have a public hearing on the plans and specifications. Requires the department of education to establish a central clearinghouse containing prototype designs for school facilities. Provides that: (1) architects and engineers registered to practice in Indiana may submit plans to the clearinghouse; (2) the original architect or engineer of record retains ownership of and liability for a prototype design; and (3) a prototype design may not be used without the permission of the original architect or engineer of record.
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