As reported by David Collins of WBAL, the Governor has vetoed the 21st Century School Facilities Act.
The legislation incorporates more than thirty-six recommendations of a two-year commission on school construction appointed by the Presiding Officers of the General Assembly.
Many of the bill’s elements support local flexibility and authority in building schools, and efficiency in school construction. However, an amendment added to the legislation by the General Assembly would strip the Board of Public Works of much of its authority over the allocation of state funding for school construction. The Board of Public Works is made up of the Treasurer, the Governor, and the Comptroller.
For more information about this legislation, see Amended, Amending, Amended: Schools Act Moves Along.