Under current law, the Division of Construction Management within the Department of Finance is tasked with oversight of certain aspects of state, municipal, and educational property management that was previously delegated to the Building Commission. Particularly, the Division of Construction Management oversees the construction and renovation of state, municipal, and certain educational property, from the bidding process to construction administration
This bill would provide that this authority of the Division of Construction Management does not extend to educational institutions or state educational institutions. Instead, that authority would be transferred to the Department of Education as it relates to K-12 public schools, and the governing board of each public postsecondary institution and public institution of higher education
Relating to state property; to amend Sections 41-4-400 and 41-4-353, Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the authority of the Division of Construction Management; and to provide that the Department of Education has authority to manage the construction and renovation of state property that is part of a K-12 public school, and the governing board of each public postsecondary institution and public institution of higher education has authority to manage the construction and renovation of property as it relates to that institution.
|February 4, 2021
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs
|SB194 Alabama 2021 Session - Introduced