Introduced

SB 1123 - 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Procedures relating to changes in a school district's accreditation status that affect charter schools are repealed under this act.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 304 (2023) and similar to HB 158 (2023), identical to SB 650 (2022), substantially similar to HB 2087 (2022), and similar to provisions in SCS/SB 55, 25, & 23 (2021), provisions in HB 729 (2021), provisions in SCS/SB 603 (2020), provisions in SB 649 (2020), and provisions in HB 1917 (2020).

OLIVIA SHANNON


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