Our Firm has been at the forefront of some of the most significant school facilities legislation. We helped to clarify and modify the school fee legislation in 1986 that required a State match, but there were no applicable State funds. BA&W amended the Mello-Roos Act to make it usable and functionable because school districts could not issue bonds as the Act was initially drafted. We co-authored legislation which allows school districts to form school facilities improvement districts (“SFIDs”). As a result, we amended the law to allow school districts to hold Prop. 39 elections in only a portion of their boundaries. Our Firm was involved in the drafting of SB-50 in 1998 which allows qualified school districts to levy Level II Fees. Additionally, our Firm was instrumental in drafting Education Code Section 35706.5 which establishes certain prerequisites for school district boundary reorganization.