SB 304
Modifies provisions relating to charter schools
Sponsor:
LR Number:
0372S.01I
Committee:
Last Action:
1/4/2023 - S First Read
Journal Page:
S56
Title:
Calendar Position:
132
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 304 - Under this act, charter schools may be operated in any school district located within a charter county as well as in any municipality with a population greater than 30,000.

Procedures relating to changes in a school district's accreditation status that affect charter schools are repealed under this act.

Under this act, St. Louis City shall not adopt, enforce, impose, or administer an ordinance, local policy, or local resolution that prohibits property sold, leased, or transferred by the city from being used for any lawful education purpose by a charter school.

St. Louis City may not impose, enforce, or apply any deed restriction that expressly, or by its operation, prohibits property sold, leased, or transferred by the city from being used for any lawful educational purpose by a charter school.

If St. Louis City offers property of the city for sale, lease, or rent, St. Louis shall not refuse to sell, lease, or rent to a charter school solely because the charter school intends to use the property for an educational purpose.

Any deeds that have been executed and recorded prior to the effective date of this act shall be exempt from this provision.

This act is identical to SB 650 (2022) and substantially similar to HB 2087 (2022), and similar to provisions in SCS/SB 55, 25, & 23 (2021), HCS/HB 137 (2021), HB 322 (2021), HB 729 (2021), SB 315 (2021), SB 649 (2020), SB 603 (2020), and HB 1917 (2020).

OLIVIA SHANNON

Amendments

No Amendments Found.