HB233 (2017) Detail

Relative to the submission of school emergency response plans.


CHAPTER 14

HB 233 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0381

04/10

 

HOUSE BILL 233

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of school emergency response plans.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Barry, Hills. 21; Rep. Sterling, Ches. 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a school to submit its emergency response plan, and any updates to the plan, to the department of 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0381

04/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of school emergency response plans.

 

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

 

14:1  School Boards; Emergency Response Plans.  Amend RSA 189:64 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 and submit such plan to the department of education by September 1 of each year.  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.

II.  The plan shall be coordinated with local emergency authorities and with the emergency operations plan in the municipality in which the school is located.  [A] Each school shall review its plan at least annually[,] and [shall] update the plan, as necessary, and shall submit the updated plan to the department of education by September 1.  If after review, the plan is unchanged, the school shall notify the department by September 1 that the plan is unchanged.  The director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety shall assist school districts in conducting training for and providing support to school districts in the development, implementation, and review of an emergency response plan, as may be needed.

14:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: April 17, 2017

Effective Date: June 16, 2017

 

Links

HB233 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 29, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB233 Revision: 24 Date: April 17, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
HB233 Revision: 25 Date: March 29, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
HB233 Revision: 26 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 21
Jan. 11, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 11:45 AM LOB 207
Jan. 18, 2017 Executive Session: 01/18/2017 02:30 PM LOB 207
Feb. 2, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/02/2017 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 4
Feb. 2, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 4
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 7
March 7, 2017 Hearing: 03/07/2017, Room 103, LOB, 09:40 am; SC 12
March 29, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/29/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 16
March 29, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/29/2017; SJ 11
April 6, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/06/2017); SJ 14
April 6, 2017 Enrolled 04/06/2017 HJ 13 P. 63
April 17, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 04/17/2017; Chapter 14; Eff. 6/16/2017