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Bill Detail: HB24-1307

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Title HVAC Improvements for Public Schools
Status House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/07/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors E. Hamrick (D)
S. Lieder (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Marchman (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/14/2024
Summary

The bill requires a school district board of education, a charter
school, an institute charter school, a board of cooperative services, or the
Colorado school for the deaf and the blind (school administrative entity)
to satisfy certain requirements concerning installation, inspection, and
maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
systems in schools if the school administrative entity undertakes HVAC
infrastructure improvements using money made available by a federal
government source or by a federal government source in combination
with a state government source specifically for such purpose.
The requirements established in the bill concern:
  • Ventilation verification assessments, which include
assessments of an HVAC system's filtration, ventilation
exhaust, economizers, demand control ventilation, air
distribution and building pressurization, general
maintenance requirements, operational controls, and carbon
dioxide output;
  • The preparation of HVAC assessment reports;
  • The review of HVAC assessment reports by mechanical
engineers, who make recommendations regarding
necessary repairs and improvements and estimate
associated costs;
  • HVAC adjustments, repairs, upgrades, and replacements;
  • The preparation of HVAC verification reports and the
submission of the reports to the state board of education;
and
  • Periodic inspections and ongoing maintenance.
The bill establishes mandatory criteria that an HVAC contractor
must satisfy in order to perform work described in the bill. A school
administrative entity that undertakes HVAC infrastructure improvements
using money made available by a federal government source or by a
federal government source in combination with a state government source
must do so using only contractors on the certified contractor list
established by the department of labor and employment.
The bill allows a school administrative entity to apply for grants
to pay for HVAC infrastructure improvement projects and establishes
requirements for school administrative entities that apply for grants from
federal and state government sources.
The bill allows the governor's office to expend money from the
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act cash fund to provide grant
writing support and project planning support to school administrative
entities that are undertaking HVAC infrastructure improvement projects.

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