HB 233 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 233
SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Barry, Hills. 21; Rep. Sterling, Ches. 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
Approved: April 17, 2017
Effective Date: June 16, 2017
|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|
|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|