SB79 (2005) Detail

Relative to the governance of the regional community-technical colleges.


CHAPTER 222

SB 79 – FINAL VERSION

03/24/05 0668s

01Jun2005… 1625h

2005 SESSION

05-0837

04/09

SENATE BILL 79

AN ACT relative to the governance of the regional community-technical colleges.

SPONSORS: Sen. Odell, Dist 8; Sen. Larsen, Dist 15; Sen. Johnson, Dist 2; Sen. D’Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Clegg, Dist 14; Rep. Ryan, Merr 2; Rep. Gile, Merr 10; Rep. S. L’Heureux, Merr 9; Rep. Thomas, Belk 5; Rep. S. Scamman, Rock 13

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This bill makes several changes to the governance of the regional community-technical colleges.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/24/05 0668s

01Jun2005… 1625h

05-0837

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the governance of the regional community-technical colleges.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

222:1 Regional Community-Technical Colleges; Board of Trustees. Amend RSA 188-F:3-a, I(a) to read as follows:

I. The governance of the regional community-technical colleges shall be vested in a board of trustees [which shall consist of 25 members comprised as follows]. The membership of the board of trustees shall be as follows:

(a) [Nine] As non-voting, ex officio members: the governor of the state, the commissioner and deputy commissioner of the regional community-technical colleges, the presidents of the [4] 7 regional community-technical colleges, the commissioner of the department of resources and economic development, and the commissioner of the department of education.

222:2 Regional Community-Technical Colleges; Board of Trustees. Amend RSA 188-F:3-a, I(h) to read as follows:

(h) [Two] Five members shall be from the general public; [one] 2 of whom shall serve a 4-year term, and the other 3 shall serve a 2-year term followed by an additional 4-year term if reappointed.

222:3 Regional Community-Technical Colleges; Duties. Amend RSA 188-F:4-a, II to read as follows:

II. Oversee the administration of the department and its institutions, including determining the organizational and administrative structure of the regional community-technical college system, excluding the planetarium as defined in RSA 12-L:1, III, the police standards and training council as established in RSA 188-F:24, and any other agency administratively attached to the regional community-technical college system.

222:4 New Paragraph; Regional Community-Technical Colleges; Duties. Amend RSA 188-F:4-a by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:

VII. Submit recommendations, if any, for the nomination of a commissioner to the governor and council.

222:5 Department of Regional Community-Technical Colleges; Department Office. RSA 188-F:5 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

188-F:5 Department Office; Rulemaking.

I. The governor and council shall appoint a commissioner of regional community-technical colleges, who shall be the chief executive officer of the department. The commissioner shall be qualified by education and experience and shall have a 4-year term. The salary of the commissioner shall be that established in RSA 94:1-a.

II. The commissioner shall nominate a deputy commissioner, with the approval of the board of trustees, who shall be confirmed by the governor and council. The deputy commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the board of trustees. The salary of the deputy commissioner shall be that established in RSA 94:1-a.

III. The commissioner shall nominate for appointment by the board of trustees, an unclassified director of financial management. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the board of trustees. The director shall be qualified to hold the position by reason of education and experience. The salary of the director shall be as specified in RSA 94:1-a. The director shall be responsible for the following functions:

(a) Human resources, employee relations, and payroll.

(b) Accounts payable, including purchasing.

(c) Accounts receivable, including tuition and student fees.

(d) Financial analyses and financial control, including budget development and expenditure management.

(e) Financial management of grants and development funds.

IV. The commissioner shall nominate for appointment by the board of trustees, an unclassified chief technology officer who shall serve at the pleasure of the board of trustees and who shall be qualified to hold the position by reason of education and experience. The chief technology officer shall be responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining the educational and administrative technological infrastructure needed for the community-technical college system to achieve its instructional and business goals, and for leading all aspects of the regional community-technical college system’s information technology planning, resources, operations, and services. The salary of the chief technology officer shall be as specified in RSA 94:1-a.

V. The commissioner shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to regulating the operation of the department and its institutions. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) The rights and responsibilities of students.

(b) Admissions requirements.

(c) Requirements for use of system facilities by outside parties.

222:6 Regional Community-Technical Colleges; Presidents. Amend RSA 188-F:8 to read as follows:

188-F:8 Presidents of the Regional Community-Technical Institute and Colleges. The commissioner shall nominate, subject to [approval] confirmation by the board of trustees, a president of each regional institution who shall [be confirmed by the governor and council] report to the commissioner. Presidents shall be qualified by education and experience and shall serve at the pleasure of the board of trustees. The salary of the presidents shall be established by the board of trustees in accordance with RSA 94:1-a.

222:7 Compensation of State Officers; Salary of Presidents of Community-Technical Colleges. Amend RSA 94:1-a, I(b) as follows:

Delete:

HH Department of regional community-technical colleges president, Laconia and Berlin

HH Department of regional community-technical colleges president, Nashua and Claremont

II Department of regional community-technical colleges president, Concord

II Department of regional community-technical colleges president, Manchester and Stratham

Insert in place thereof:

II Department of regional community-technical colleges president, regional

community-technical college

222:8 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

(Approved: July 5, 2005)

(Effective Date: September 3, 2005)

Links

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Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB79 Revision: 9332 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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