Enrolled HB 135: Relating to school district participation in the school construction grant program.

00Enrolled HB 135 01 Relating to school district participation in the school construction grant program. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. AS 14.11.008(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) In order to receive a grant under this chapter or an appropriation under 05 AS 37.05.560, a district must provide a percentage share of the project cost, as 06 determined under (b) or (c) of this section. Except as provided in (d) or (g) of this 07 section, a [A] district shall provide the required participating share within three years 08 after the date that the appropriation bill funding the grant is passed by the legislature. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 14.11.008 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 10 (g) The commissioner may extend the time allowed for a district to provide 11 the required participating share for an additional period of not more than seven years if 12 the district applies to the commissioner in writing to request an extension and 13 demonstrates good cause for the requested extension. The commissioner may find

01 good cause if 02 (1) a request for extension identifies a project constraint that requires a 03 reasonable extension of time; 04 (2) the extension will not jeopardize the successful completion of the 05 project as described in a grant agreement under AS 14.11.017; 06 (3) the extension will not result in an increase of state funding of the 07 project cost; and 08 (4) the district demonstrates a good faith effort to secure funding for its 09 participating share within the time required by (a) of this section and reasonably 10 expects to secure the funding within the additional time requested by the extension. 11 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 12 read: 13 APPLICABILITY. AS 14.11.008(a), as amended by sec. 1 of this Act, and 14 AS 14.11.008(g), enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, apply to a grant received under AS 14.11.008 - 15 14.11.020 before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.