school siting

School-siting bill clears state House, heads to governor's desk

Legislation long sought by overcrowded school districts to grant flexibility for building new schools cleared its final legislative hurdle this week. The state House Tuesday approved changes made by the Senate last week to House Bill (or as it's now known as, Engrossed Substitute House Bill) 1017, which allows school districts - in some circumstances - to build schools outside of the state Growth Management Act's (GMA) mandated "urban growth areas."

Relief may be in sight for school districts with school-siting bill

This year's contender for the Little Legislation That Could, House Bill 1017, appears to finally be on its way to passage in the state Legislature.