HB103 (2017) Detail

Relative to school district policies regarding objectionable course material.


CHAPTER 9

HB 103 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0159

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 103

 

AN ACT relative to school district policies regarding objectionable course material.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. Brown, Graf. 16; Rep. J. Moore, Hills. 21; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. K. Rice, Hills. 37; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0159

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to school district policies regarding objectionable course material.

 

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

 

9:1  State Board of Education; Duties.  Amend RSA 186:11, IX-c to read as follows:

IX-c.  Require school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable.  Such policy shall include a provision requiring the parent or legal guardian to notify the school principal or designee in writing of the specific material to which they object and a provision requiring an alternative agreed upon by the school district and the parent, at the parent’s expense, sufficient to enable the child to meet state requirements for education in the particular subject area.  The policy shall also require the school district or classroom teacher to provide parents and legal guardians not less than 2 weeks advance notice of curriculum course material used for instruction of human sexuality or human sexual education.  The policy shall address the method of delivering notification to a parent or legal guardian.  To the extent practicable, a school district shall make curriculum course materials available to parents or legal guardians for review upon request.  The name of the parent or legal guardian and any specific reasons disclosed to school officials for the objection to the material shall not be public information and shall be excluded from access under RSA 91-A.

9:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: April 17, 2017

Effective Date: June 16, 2017

 

Links

HB103 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 18, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 2, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 7, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 30, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB103 Revision: 58 Date: April 17, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
HB103 Revision: 59 Date: March 30, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
HB103 Revision: 60 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 7:43 a.m.

Docket


April 17, 2017: Signed by Governor Sununu 04/17/2017; Chapter 9; Eff. 6/16/2017


April 6, 2017: Enrolled 04/06/2017 HJ 13 P. 63


April 6, 2017: Enrolled (In recess 04/06/2017); SJ 14


March 30, 2017: Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-9N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/30/2017; SJ 12


March 30, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/30/2017; SC 16


March 7, 2017: Hearing: 03/07/2017, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 12


Feb. 16, 2017: Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 7


Feb. 2, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA RC 203-152 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 7


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


Feb. 2, 2017: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/02/2017 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 9 P. 7


Jan. 18, 2017: Executive Session: 01/18/2017 02:30 PM LOB 207


Jan. 11, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 11:00 AM LOB 207


Jan. 4, 2017: Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 16