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1/3/2013--Introduced.School Building Enhancement Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to provide grants to: (1) states and local educational agencies (LEAs) for providing intensive technical assistance for, and... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for grants from the Secretary of Education to State and local educational agencies for EnergySmart schools and Energy Star programs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``School Building Enhancement Act''.

SEC. 2. GRANT PROGRAM.

The Secretary of Education may provide grants-- (1) to State educational agencies and local educational agencies for providing intensive technical assistance for, and assisting the implementation of, the EnergySmart Schools Program of the Department of Energy and the Energy Star for K- 12 School Districts program of the Environmental Protection Agency; (2) to local educational agencies that become partners through the Energy Star for K-12 School Districts program of the Environmental Protection Agency; and (3) to State educational agencies for use in the development of State-level school energy efficiency quality plans, in partnership with the Secretary of Energy, including-- (A) standards for school building design, construction, and renovation; and (B) proposals for the systematic improvement (including benchmarks and timelines) of environmental conditions in and around schools throughout the State, including-- (i) environmentally preferable purchasing of products for instruction and maintenance; (ii) increasing the use of alternative energy fuels in school buses; (iii) maximization of transportation choices for students, staff, and other members of the community; and (iv) individual prescriptive efficiency improvements such as lighting improvements, roofing, high efficiency HVAC systems, and mechanical and envelope insulation.

SEC. 3. FEDERAL SHARE.

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I oppose H.R. 115: School Building Enhancement Act. When our debt is out of control, our government doesn't have the luxury of offering grants of any kind. Green energy is not the taxpayer's priority. Paying off the debt. Reducing federal government's reach into our local communities. These are the matters I want to see Congress address. <Motivated students can easily find businesses who'd work with them without our government's help.

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as1orig
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2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 115: School Building Enhancement Act because...as this is a state level decision.

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Jode98579
WA-10
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 115 ("To provide for grants from the Secretary of Education to State and local educational agencies") because... I am opposed to all federally funded grants. Educating the kids is a community and state issue. If the federal gvt has money it can bestow in grants - it should never have been collected in the 1st place

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2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.School Building Enhancement Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to provide grants to: (1) states and local educational agencies (LEAs) for providing intensive technical assistance for, and assisting the implementation of, the EnergySmart Schools Program of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Star for K-12 School Districts program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (2) LEAs that become partners through such Energy Star program; and (3) states for use in the development, in partnership with the Secretary of Energy, of state-level school energy efficiency quality plans. Requires the Secretary of Education to give priority to projects to provide assistance to state and local educational agencies with a demonstrated need for energy efficiency improvement.

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