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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.708

Introduced by Representatives Ojibway of Hartford, Clerkin of Hartford, Courcelle of Rutland City, Howard of Rutland City and McCormack of Rutland City

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Education; school construction; state aid; energy performance contracting

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to authorize payment of 20 percent state aid for energy performance contracting to a school district which sent a letter of intent to enter into an energy performance contract to a contractor prior to July 1, 2007 and qualifies for aid under the law, notwithstanding the suspension on state aid for school construction imposed by the general assembly in 2007.

AN ACT RELATING TO AN EXCEPTION TO THE SUSPENSION OF STATE AID FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FOR CERTAIN ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:


Sec. 1.  SCHOOL DISTRICTS; ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS;

             STATE AID

Notwithstanding the fact that in Sec. 36 of No. 52 of the Acts of 2007, the general assembly suspended state aid for most school construction projects, a school district which sent a letter of intent to enter into an energy performance contract to a contractor prior to July 1, 2007 may submit an application for state aid pursuant to section 3448f of Title 16.  In this case, the commissioner and state board of education shall review the project and may place it on the priority list for reimbursement pursuant to section 3448f.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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