House Bill 430 calls on state education agencies to establish charter school authorizing standards, and mandates hearings for charter schools that are trying to obtain unused school buildings.

The legislation by Rep. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville, also ensures that charter schools get a proportional share of certain federal school funding, and it establishes a $100,000 grant fund for charter school facilities.

Source: Georgia Senate approves legislation for charter schools