HB1214 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) establishing a committee to study certain educational and social service issues.


CHAPTER 170

HB 1214 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 1214

AN ACT establishing a committee to study certain educational and social service issues.

SPONSORS: Rep. Gile, Merr 10; Rep. Gargasz, Hills 5

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to:

I. Identify and assess community-based, educational and social/human services programs that serve families with children 8 years old and younger; and

II. Study the shortage in speech language services and the criteria for certification as a speech language specialist.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT establishing a committee to study certain educational and social service issues.

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

170:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study certain educational and social service issues.

170:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

170:3 Duties. The committee shall:

I. Identify and assess all community-based, educational and social/human services programs that serve families with children 8 years old and younger. For each program, the study committee shall identify:

(a) The entity responsible for administering and funding the program, such as a mental health center, hospital, church, school, or state or local government agency, and an indication of whether the responsible entity is private or public, and its source of governance or statutory authority, if any.

(b) The program’s stated mission and whether the program’s focus is primarily education, prevention, intervention, or therapy.

(c) Funding sources, and an indication of whether the program is a for-profit program or a nonprofit program.

(d) Eligibility criteria for the program.

(e) The number of parent and child participants in the program.

(f) The program’s location and service area.

(g) The program’s methods of evaluation and accountability.

(h) Any additional data that the committee deems necessary.

II. Use the information identified in paragraph I to assess the degree to which existing programs are able to meet the needs of families with children 8 years old and younger and to increase awareness and understanding of existing programs.

III. For the purposes of paragraph I, solicit information and testimony from such organizations and individuals as may assist the committee in the performance of its duties, including but not limited to the following:

(a) The division for children, youth, and families, department of health and human services.

(b) The division of family assistance, department of health and human services.

(c) The division of public health services, department of health and human services.

(d) The department of education.

(e) Family Support NH.

(f) Early Learning NH.

(g) The New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children.

(h) Child and Family Services.

(i) Community Bridges.

(j) The New Hampshire Council of Churches.

(k) The university system of New Hampshire.

(l) The New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund.

IV. Study the critical shortage in speech language services as it relates to public schools in New Hampshire.

V. Study the criteria for certification as a speech language specialist in New Hampshire.

170:4 Chairperson. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.

170:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2006.

170:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: May 24, 2006

Effective: May 24, 2006

Links

HB1214 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1214 Revision: 9493 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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