2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:18A-17 - Facilities for persons with physical disabilities.

18A:18A-17 Facilities for persons with physical disabilities.

18A:18A-17. Every board of education shall require that all plans and specifications for bids on any contract with the board for the construction, remodeling, or renovation of any public building shall provide facilities for persons with physical disabilities.

As used in this section, "remodeling or renovation" shall mean to construct an addition to, or alter the design or layout of a public building so that a change or modification of the entrance facilities, toilet facilities, or vertical access is achieved, or makes substantial repairs or alterations. As used herein, "substantial repairs or alterations" shall mean that if the costs of making such repairs or alterations:

a. Shall exceed 60% of the value of the building, the entire building shall be made to comply with the requirements of this section;

b. Shall be between 30% and 60% of the value of the building, only those portions of the building repaired or altered shall be made to comply with the requirements of this section; or

c. Shall be under 30% of the value of the building, such repairs or alterations shall be either in accordance with the requirement of this section, or in compliance with their previously required condition and with the same or equivalent material or equipment, provided the general safety and public welfare are not thereby endangered.

The value of such public buildings shall be determined by every board of education in accordance with a formula which shall be established by the State Board of Education. The formula may take into account the size, age, type of construction, original building cost, and replacement cost of any such building.

The State Board of Education, by rules and regulations, shall prescribe the kinds, types, and quality of the aforementioned facilities for persons with physical disabilities.

Amended 2017, c.131, s.19.

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