HBA-LCA H.B. 3287 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3287 By: Greenberg Public Education 4/9/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, a school district is not required to test the indoor environmental quality of an instructional facility before using state funds to renovate the building. H.B. 3287 requires a school district to conduct a survey, performed by an independent professional, of a facility's indoor environmental quality before beginning a renovation project. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Chapter 46, Education Code, by adding Section 46.0081, as follows: Sec. 46.0081. SURVEY REQUIREMENT FOR RENOVATION PROJECTS. (a) Prohibits a school district from using state funds received under Chapter 46, Education Code (Instructional Facilities Allotment), to pay for the renovation of an instructional facility without first obtaining a copy of a survey that analyzes the facility's overall indoor environmental quality. (b) Provides that the survey required in Subsection (a) must be conducted by an independent professional. SECTION 2. Makes application of this Act prospective. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.