Public Financing of Construction Projects (Oppose)

Public Financing of Construction Projects (Oppose)

SB 542 (Rodriguez, J.) requires contractors to conduct a Sea-Level Impact Projection (SLIP) study on state-funded buildings within the coastal building zone. Coastal building zone is not defined in the bill. State-funded 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 bill requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop guidelines for conducting a SLIP study. In addition, DEP must also approve and publish a copy of all SLIP studies for at least 10 years. (Branch)