HB 1563-FN – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 1563-FN
This bill authorizes public academies to receive funds for renovation and expansion of regional vocational education programs.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight
AN ACT authorizing public academies to receive public funds for renovation and expansion of regional vocational education programs.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
328:1 Regional Vocational Education; Designation of Regional Centers and Courses. Amend RSA 188-E:1 to read as follows:
188-E:1 Designation of Regional Centers and Courses. The commissioner, department of education, is hereby authorized and directed to designate high schools, and public academies as defined in RSA 194:23, II, offering vocational education programs as vocational education centers. In instances where it is educationally and economically feasible to do so, the commissioner may designate individual vocational courses in other than the vocational education centers as regional courses. An out-of-state school or course may be designated, when it is in the best interest of the state, as a part of the New Hampshire regional vocational education plan.
328:2 Regional Vocational Education; Construction or Renovation of Regional Vocational Centers. Amend RSA 188-E:3, II to read as follows:
II. Upon completion, the constructed or renovated facility shall become the property of the school district or public academy, as the case may be. [
Provisions] Provision of the site, parking, and other related areas shall be the responsibility of the local community. Site work, including but not limited to cut and fill work, compaction, demolition, relocation of utilities, relocation of roadways and sidewalks, and similar work within an area extending to one foot beyond the outside edge of the exterior walls of the building, shall be eligible for grants under paragraph I. Nothing shall prohibit the inclusion of the site and related facilities which are not funded as part of construction cost by the state under this chapter from being included in a regular building aid application of the district as provided in RSA 198:15-b.
328:3 Regional Vocational Education; Funding for Renovation and Expansion. Amend RSA 188-E:10, I(f)(8) to read as follows:
(8) Is a regional vocational education center within a public school, or a public academy as defined in RSA 194:23, II, in the state of New Hampshire.
328:4 New Paragraph; Regional Vocational Education; Funding for Renovation and Expansion. Amend RSA 188-E:10 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:
III. Public academies receiving funds through the capital budget process shall comply with all contracts or agreements required by department of education rules adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A.
328:5 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Approved: July 3, 2008
Effective Date: September 1, 2008