Friday, March 14, 2008

Romanoff's "B.E.S.T." Bill Clears House

The House gave final approval Friday to a bill that would dedicate about $1 billion derived from state school trust lands toward school facilities construction and renovation.

HB 1335, the "Building Excellent Schools Today (B.E.S.T.)" bill sponsored by speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, was approved 63-1. Rep. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, was the only "no" vote.

Fifty-three members of the House, including representatives from both parties, signed on as co-sponsors.

The bill now heads to the Senate.