Grove School Construction Manager Legislation Heads to Senate
11/4/2011
HARRISBURG – The House unanimously approved legislation this week authored by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to allow school districts to receive reimbursement from the state for the cost of contracting with a construction management professional.

“There are a lot of moving parts to a school construction project, and my legislation will allow a school district to seek state reimbursement if it hires a professional to manage the project and ensure delays and overages are avoided,” said Grove. “There are instances in which hiring a construction manager could actually contribute to a net savings on large renovation or construction projects.”

To view Grove’s video comments about the legislation, visit http://www.youtube.com/repgrove#p/u/0/43Gy20Kjrt8.

School construction projects are already eligible for a percentage reimbursement from the state. Grove’s House Bill 244 would add the cost of hiring a school construction manager to the list of eligible reimbursements.

“School construction projects are a multi-million dollar investment by taxpayers, and they require multiple stages and a complete coordination of efforts to be finished on time,” said Grove. “This level of synchronization requires the know-how of a professional manager. School district employees are focused on educating our children, as they should be. They cannot divide their time between these projects and their core education mission.”

House Bill 244 will now go before the Senate for consideration.

More information about Grove and his legislative priorities is available at RepGrove.com or Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.


State Representative Seth Grove
196th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Nicole Wamsley
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
717.783.8063
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