Public Financing of Construction Projects (Watch)

Public Financing of Construction Projects (Watch)

SB 78 (Rodriguez, J.) and HB 169 (Fernandez) require contractors to conduct a Sea-Level Impact Projection (SLIP) study on state-funded buildings within the coastal building zone. The bills do not define the term “coastal building zone.” Buildings subject to this requirement would include construction projects of a municipality, county or any other public agency that is using state-appropriated funds for the project. The bills require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop guidelines for conducting a SLIP study. In addition, DEP must approve and publish a copy of all SLIP studies for at least 10 years. (O'Hara)