View Amendment Current Amendment: 4 to Bill 3241 Rep. R.L. BROWN proposes the following Amendment No. to H. 3241 (COUNCIL\AGM\18740BH11):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/ SECTION      ___.      Section 59-40-170 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 274 of 2006, is further amended to read:

     "Section 59-40-170.      The Department of Education shall make available, upon request, a list of vacant and unused buildings and vacant and unused portions of buildings that are owned by school districts in this State and that may be suitable for the operation of a charter school. The department shall make the list available to applicants for charter schools and to existing charter schools. The list must include the address of each building, a short description of the building, and the name of the owner of the building. Nothing in this section requires the owner of a building on the list to sell or lease the building or a portion of the building to a charter school or to any other school or to any other prospective buyer or tenant. However, if a school district declares a building surplus and chooses to sell or lease the building, a charter school's board of directors or a charter committee operating or applying within the district must be given the first refusal to purchase or lease the building under the same or better terms and conditions as it would be offered to the public. If a charter school within a school district that owns these properties wishes to occupy or use these vacant properties, it shall notify the school district of its intention, and it may occupy or use these properties, free of charge, for the duration of the existence of the charter school." /

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