“You don’t build a new house if you have a crack in the plaster.  This measure allows schools to seek state construction aid to maintain and fix minor issues in current facilities,” said Senator Delgado.

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator William Delgado (D–Chicago) has passed legislation out of the Senate that will give schools flexibility in how they use their construction dollars. 

“You don’t build a new house if you have a crack in the plaster.  This measure allows schools to seek state construction aid to maintain and fix minor issues in current facilities,” said Senator William Delgado, a founding member of the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force. “This legislation will allow schools to make minor repairs to current facilities, something they are not allowed to do with construction dollars currently.”

Existing law limits state construction aid to new construction projects or rebuilding schools that have been damaged.  Simple rehabilitation projects do not qualify.

Senate Bill 639 makes changes to the existing law that will allow schools to seek and use state construction dollars to make repairs to existing facilities.

Senate Snapshot:

What: SB 639 passed the Senate

The Vote: 35-20-0

Lead Senate Sponsor: Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago)

Next: Goes to the House of Representatives

Listen to Senator Delgado's closing comments from the floor of the Illinois Senate {mp3}DelgadoSB639Close28Mar12web{/mp3}

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