Bill Text - HB1103 (2016)

Requiring a report on the avails and income of a tract of land granted by the state to Dartmouth College.


Revision: Dec. 14, 2015, midnight

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HB 1103 - AS INTRODUCED

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2016 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL\t1103

 

AN ACT\trequiring a report on the avails and income of a tract of land granted by the state to Dartmouth College.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Cushing, Rock. 21

 

COMMITTEE:\tLegislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill amends an 1807 law entitled "An Act granting a certain tract of land to Dartmouth college" by inserting an annual reporting requirement detailing the uses of income derived from the use of a tract of land granted by the state to Dartmouth college.  The bill also repeals a 1919 law which amended the original 1807 law.  

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trequiring a report on the avails and income of a tract of land granted by the state to Dartmouth College.

 

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

 

\t1  An Act Granting a Certain Quantity of Land to Dartmouth College; Report Required.  Amend 1807, 54 to read as follows:

\tWhereas, the promotion of knowledge among all classes of people is highly necessary for the security of their equal rights as citizens, and for their prosperity as a nation – and whereas the establishment of Dartmouth College has under Divine Providence been signally useful in diffusing science in the various professions, academies and schools throughout this state; and considering the situation of that seminary as favorable to the acquirement of science, the cultivation of good habits, and procuring a public education in all the higher branches of literature at small expense – And whereas from the documents and statements laid before the Legislature, it abundantly appears that its important purposes cannot be subserved without the particular patronage of the State, and that without legislative aid it must inevitably decline, and be finally reduced to ruin – Therefore, to give countenance and encouragement to that laudable institution, and to render it still more useful in all future times in promoting literature among mankind, and especially among the inhabitants of this State, more particularly by being better enabled to educate the sons and daughters of the more needy and indigent citizens.

\tBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened, That a tract of land amounting to six miles square be granted to the Trustees of said College, to be located within one year from the passing of this Act by the Trustees recognized in this Bill, with the approbation of the Governor and Council of this State and the same may be located in one body, not interfering with any grants, of land heretofore made by the Legislature or Government of the said State; which said land amounting to six miles square, shall be to the Trustees of said College and their Successors to held by them forever without alienation, and the avails and incomes of said land shall be applied wholly and exclusively to assist the education of the youths who shall be indigent, and to alleviate the expences of the members of families in this State, whose necessitous circumstances will render it impossible for them to defray the expenses of an education at said Seminary without such assistance.  The Trustees in the application of the avails of said granted premises to be in any future time responsible to and subject to the direction of the Legislature for the faithful discharge of their trust relative thereto.

\tAnd be it further enacted, that the members of the Council, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the Superior Court shall hereafter ex officio be members of the board of Trustees of said College in respect of this and any future grant to said College which may be made by this State—

\tAnd be it further enacted, that the trustees shall prepare an annual report detailing the uses of the avails and incomes of said tract of land for the year, and that the trustees shall submit a copy of the report no later than July 1 each year to the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, president of the senate, chairpersons of the house and senate education committees, commissioner of the department of education, and director of the division of charitable trusts in the department of justice, and that the trustees shall attach or append a copy of the report to the Dartmouth college annual report.  

\tProvided, nevertheless That no settler shall be disturbed or molested by said Trustees in any settlement or improvement he may have made at the time of the passing of this act.

\t2  Repeal.  1919, 251, relative to "An Act in Amendment of an Act entitled An Act granting a certain quantity of land to Dartmouth College" is repealed.

\t3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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