Summary and Text of Amendments Submitted for H.R. 3021 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act

Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 03, 2008 4:29 PM

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Bachmann (MN)

#15

Would prohibit funds authorized by the bill from being used to purchase compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs).

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#4

Provides that charter schools be included in the bill.

Brady, Kevin (TX)

#10

Would include Texas in Title II of the bill.

Castle (DE)

#3

Would require that the Title I program for low-income students be fully funded before providing states and school districts with school construction grants.

Davis, David (TN)

#7

Would require a local educational agency to declare that it is in compliance with the school prayer requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act before receiving funding.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#25

(REVISED)  Would allow for priority consideration to science and technology schools once the funds reach their local educational agencies.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#30

Would reserve 1% of grant funds before such funds are allocated to the states and give that 1% to science and technology schools around the nation.

Ehlers (MI)

#2

Would establish a moratorium on using federal funds to purchase carbon offsets with the funding authorized in the bill.

Flake (AZ)

#11

Would prohibit funds appropriated under the bill from being used for Congressional earmarks as defined by clause 9(d) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

Hastings (WA)/Hayes (NC)

#12

Would provide preference for the grants provided by this bill to school districts that are heavily impacted by federal land ownership and qualify for the Impact Aid program.

Hastings (WA)

#13

(REVISED)  Would provide that none of the funds appropriated or made available under Title I of the bill shall be expended unless 1) the total amount appropriated to carry out sections 8002 and 8003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 for the year is sufficient to provide the maximum amount for each local educational agency determined eligible under such sections; and 2) the total amount appropriated or otherwise made available to carry out sections 8007 and 8008 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 for the year exceeds by at least 2 percent of such amount for the prior fiscal year.

Hastings (FL)

#16

(WITHDRAWN)  Would allow funds to be used for the reduction or elimination of human exposure to mold or mildew.

King, Steve (IA)

#1

Would strike Davis-Bacon provisions from the bill.

Kirk (IL)/Carney (PA)

#14

Establishes a Department of Education grant program to provide $10,000 matching grants to schools for green modernization, renovation, or repair projects through a public-private partnership.

Klein (FL)/Blumenauer (OR)

#24

Would authorize the use of funds for the construction of safe walking and biking paths to school facilities (in collaboration with the State Department of Transportation), and the construction of bike racks on school grounds.

Kline (MN)

#6

Would require a local educational agency to declare that it is in compliance with the military recruiter requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act before receiving funding.

Matheson (UT)

#26

(REVISED)  Provides that schools and local educational agencies receiving grants under this bill shall report, if they installed flooring, whether it was 1) low- or no-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) flooring, 2) made from sustainable materials, and 3) cost effective.

Matheson (UT)

#27

Would require that the paint that schools use in construction projects under the bill must be low- or no-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).

Matheson (UT)/Hooley (OR)

#28

(WITHDRAWN) Would require the Secretary of Education, along with the Secretary of Energy and the EPA Administrator, to conduct a study examining the relationship between energy efficiency, lighting quality, and student health and performance.

McKeon (CA)

#5

Would require a local educational agency to declare that it is in compliance with the public school choice and supplemental educational services requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act before receiving funding.

Miller, George (CA)

#29

(REVISED)  In addition to making various technical changes, the amendment clarifies or adds certain allowable uses of funds, clarifies the Act’s green building requirements, and adds certain reporting requirements.

Price, Tom (GA)

#18

Adds an additional eligibility requirement whereby, in order to receive a grant, a local educational agency must not supervise a public school which has received proceeds from a qualified zone academy bond.

Price, Tom (GA)

#19

Adds an additional eligibility requirement whereby, in order to receive a grant, a local educational agency must conduct an independent audit substantiating the need for repairs and renovations.

Reichert (WA)

#23

Provides that local education agencies may use a grant for modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities to reduce class size.

Shadegg (AZ)

#9

Would replace the LEED green building rating system mandate with incentives for school-based projects that will increase energy efficiency by at least 5%, with priority given to those projects that decrease energy consumption the most.

Shea-Porter (NH)

#21

Would authorize funds to be used for geothermal, solar and wind energy where appropriate.

Souder (IN)

#8

Would require a local educational agency to declare that it is in compliance with the highly qualified teacher requirements included in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act before receiving funding.

Stupak (MI)/Visclosky (IN)

#20

Would require a local educational agency to use American steel and iron for modernization, renovation, or repair projects at a public school facility.  Includes waivers if iron and steel are not produced in the in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and if iron and steel produced in the will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.

Welch (VT)/Arcuri (NY)/Hodes (NH)

#17

Would allow funding authorized by the bill to be used for renewable energy generation and heating systems in schools.

Wu (OR)

#22

Would expand the definition of "repair" to include reconstruction.