Bill Text - HB1175 (2012)

Relative to the membership of the cooperative school district budget committees.

Revision: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight






AN ACT relative to the membership of the cooperative school district budget committees.

SPONSORS: Rep. Reilly, Graf 8; Rep. Simard, Graf 8; Rep. Brosseau, Graf 6; Rep. Lauer-Rago, Merr 2; Rep. Hoelzel, Rock 2; Rep. DeLemus, Straf 1; Rep. J. Thomas, Hills 19; Rep. Shackett, Graf 8; Rep. F. McCarthy, Carr 1; Sen. Forrester, Dist 2

COMMITTEE: Education


This bill makes the school board member of a cooperative school district budget committee a non-voting member.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the membership of the cooperative school district budget committees.

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

1 Budget Committee; Cooperative School Districts. Amend RSA 195:12-a, I to read as follows:

I. A cooperative school district at an annual meeting, under a proper article in the warrant, may vote to establish a budget committee pursuant to RSA 32:14 and may rescind such action in a like manner. The budget committee shall have the same number of members as the cooperative district school board plus one additional member from the school board as provided in this paragraph. The terms of office and manner of election of members shall be determined in the same manner as for the cooperative school board. Whenever it is voted to establish a budget committee, the moderator in the first instance shall appoint the members of the budget committee, except for the additional member appointed from the school board, within 15 days of the vote establishing the committee. The members appointed by the moderator shall serve until the next annual meeting when the meeting shall elect their successors. No member of the cooperative school board shall be appointed or elected to the budget committee except that the chairperson of the cooperative school board shall appoint a member of the board to serve on the budget committee [with all the powers and duties of any other] who shall be a non-voting member of the committee. After appointment or election the budget committee shall promptly organize and choose a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary. The secretary shall keep records of the proceedings of the budget committee, which shall be public records open to public inspection.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.