REFERENCE TITLE: green public schools task force
State of Arizona
Second Regular Session
Senators Ableser, Bradley, Farley, Gallardo, Hobbs, Tovar; Representatives Mendez, Sherwood: Senators McGuire, Meza, Pancrazi
establishing the green public schools task force.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Green public schools task force; membership; duties; report; delayed repeal
A. The green public schools task force is established consisting of the following members:
1. Two members of the senate who are appointed by the president of the senate and who represent different political parties.
2. Two members of the house of representatives who are appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and who represent different political parties.
3. The chief executive officer of the Arizona commerce authority or the chief executive officer's designee.
4. The executive director of the school facilities board or the executive director's designee.
5. The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee.
6. The chairperson of a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to sustainable building design and construction or the chairperson's designee. The governor shall appoint this member.
7. One representative of a statewide organization of school district governing board members. The president of the senate shall appoint this member.
8. One representative of a statewide organization of school district administrators. The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint this member.
9. A member of the public. The governor shall appoint this member.
B. The task force shall:
1. Identify the procedures and methods to retrofit public schools in this state to conform to the leadership in energy and environmental design building standards.
2. Recommend a model green cleaning policy for public schools in this state.
3. Make recommendations relating to the establishment and financing of a system to ensure that existing public schools are retrofitted and new public schools are constructed in a manner that promotes energy efficiency and sustainability.
4. Submit to the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives a report of its findings and recommendations on or before November 1, 2015. The task force shall provide a copy of its report to the secretary of state.
C. Task force members are not eligible to receive compensation, but members appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 6, 7, 8 and 9 of this section are eligible for reimbursement of expenses under title 38, chapter 4, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes.
D. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2015.