Bill Text - HB1132 (2014)

(New Title) relative to school building security.


Revision: June 15, 2014, midnight

HB 1132-FN – FINAL VERSION

5Mar2014… 0454h

05/01/14 1503s

2014 SESSION

14-2220

04/06

HOUSE BILL 1132-FN

AN ACT relative to school emergency response plans.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf 4

COMMITTEE: Education

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill provides that if a school has a building schematic floor plan diagram, it may submit it to the division of homeland security and emergency management.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

5Mar2014… 0454h

05/01/14 1503s

14-2220

04/06

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT relative to school emergency response plans.

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

1 School Boards; School Emergency Response Plans. Amend RSA 189:64, I to read as follows:

189:64 Emergency Response Plans.

I. Within 2 years of the effective date of this section, every public and nonpublic school shall develop a site-specific school emergency response plan which is based on and conforms to the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System. The plan should be documented at the time of school approval review. The plan shall provide that at least 2 of the currently required number of fire evacuation drills shall be emergency response drills. The plan shall address hazards including but not limited to acts of violence, threats, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, structural fire, wildfire, internal and external hazardous materials releases, medical emergencies, and any other hazard deemed necessary by school officials and local emergency authorities. The first emergency response drill shall be conducted within one year of the completion of the plan. If the school has a building schematic floor plan diagram, the school may, with the approval of the local school board, submit the diagram to the division of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety, in a commonly used digital format. Submission of the diagram will enable the state to better prepare, respond, and mitigate potentially dangerous conditions should the need arise.

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

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14-2220 Amended 05/27/14

HB 1132-FN FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to school emergency response plans.

FISCAL IMPACT:

    The Department of Education states this bill, as amended by the Senate (Amendment #2014-1503s), will have no impact on state, county, and local revenues or expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department of Education and Department of Safety state this bill relates to school emergency response plans, and will have no impact on state, county, and local revenues or expenditures.

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