HB1191 (2014) Detail

Establishing a commission to study manufacturing education in New Hampshire.


HB 1191 – AS INTRODUCED

2014 SESSION

14-2068

04/03

HOUSE BILL 1191

AN ACT establishing a commission to study manufacturing education in New Hampshire.

SPONSORS: Rep. K. Williams, Hills 4; Rep. Weed, Ches 16

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study manufacturing education in New Hampshire.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14-2068

04/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT establishing a commission to study manufacturing education in New Hampshire.

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

1 Statement of Intent.

I. Manufacturing has traditionally been New Hampshire's most important business. More recently, manufacturing employment has declined and manufacturing companies now employ only about 10 percent of non-farm workers in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, the companies that are here need to find well-trained workers, and a strong supply of trained workers will bring other companies to our state.

II. While there are some bright spots in manufacturing education, some schools have ended programs, and those with active programs have trouble motivating students to enroll. This commission's charge will be to evaluate what steps and investments the government and state educational institutions should take to grow the manufacturing labor pool and create more educational-industrial partnerships.

2 New Subdivision; Commission to Study Manufacturing Education. Amend RSA 188-E by inserting after section 23 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study Manufacturing Education

188-E:24 Commission Established.

I. There is established a commission to study manufacturing education in New Hampshire. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

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

(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) The commissioner of the department of resources and economic development, or designee.

(d) The chancellor of the community college system of New Hampshire, or designee.

(e) The president of the university of New Hampshire, or designee.

(f) Two members employed in the manufacturing industry, appointed by the governor.

(g) Two members with expertise in manufacturing education, appointed by the governor.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

III. The commission shall analyze the state of manufacturing education in New Hampshire and develop recommendations for improvements.

IV. The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2014.

3 Repeal. The following are repealed:

I. Section 1 of this act relative to statement of intent on manufacturing education.

II. RSA 188-E:24, relative to the commission to study manufacturing education.

4 Effective Date.

I. Section 3 of this act shall take effect November 2, 2014.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1191 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1191 Revision: 26226 Date: March 27, 2014, midnight

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