HB356 (2017) Detail

(Second New Title) establishing a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education, establishing a committee to study the organizational structure of the department of education and the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner of the department of education, and relative to the duties of the commissioner of the department of education.


CHAPTER 190

HB 356-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

15Feb2017... 0315h

23Mar2017... 0846h

05/11/2017   1525s

2017 SESSION

17-0313

04/09

 

HOUSE BILL 356-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education, establishing a committee to study the organizational structure of the department of education and the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner of the department of education, and relative to the duties of the commissioner of the department of education.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. T. Wolf, Hills. 7; Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education and establishes a committee to study the organizational structure of the department of education and the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner of the department of education.  The bill also authorizes the commissioner of the department of education, with the advice of the state board of education and after consultation with the deputy director and affected division directors, to transfer or assign functions, programs, or services within or between any division.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0315h

23Mar2017... 0846h

05/11/2017   1525s 17-0313

04/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education, establishing a committee to study the organizational structure of the department of education and the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner of the department of education, and relative to the duties of the commissioner of the department of education.

 

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

 

190:1  Committee Established.

I.  There is established a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Seven members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be from the house finance committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

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

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

III.  The committee shall:

(a)  Evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the funding formula for kindergarten to grade 12 and propose changes to improve the funding formula.

(b)  Review and recommend modification to the education funding formula and the cost for an opportunity for an adequate education.

(c)  Identify the causes of increased per pupil education costs and develop proposals to help local school districts contain increasing costs.

(d)  Identify trends and disparities across the state in student performance in kindergarten to grade 12 and develop policy and funding formula recommendations for improvement.

(e)  Consider other policy issues as the committee may deem necessary.

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

V.  The committee 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, 2018.

190:2  Committee Established.  

I.  There is established a committee to study the organizational structure of the department of education and the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner of the department of education.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

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

(b)  Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

III.  The committee shall study the organizational structure of the department of education and the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner of the department of education.

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

V.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2017.

190:3  New Paragraph; Department of Education; Duties of the Commissioner.  Amend RSA 21-N:4 by inserting after paragraph XII the following new paragraph:

XIII.  With the advice of the state board of education, and in consultation with the deputy commissioner and the directors of the affected divisions, have the authority to transfer or assign functions, programs, or services within or between any division.

190:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage

 

Approved: June 30, 2017

Effective Date: June 30, 2017

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Links

HB356 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 13, 2017 House Exec Session
March 23, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 25, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB356 Revision: 78 Date: July 3, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
HB356 Revision: 79 Date: June 1, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
HB356 Revision: 80 Date: May 26, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
HB356 Revision: 81 Date: March 30, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
HB356 Revision: 82 Date: March 30, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
HB356 Revision: 83 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 10
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 10:30 AM LOB 207
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 01:00 PM LOB 207
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0315h (NT) for 02/15/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 11 P. 8
Feb. 15, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0315h: AA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 8
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0315h: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 8
Feb. 15, 2017 Referred to Finance 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 9
Feb. 28, 2017 Division II Work Session: 02/28/2017 02:00 PM LOB 209
March 2, 2017 Division II Work Session: 03/02/2017 03:00 PM LOB 209
March 13, 2017 Executive Session: 03/13/2017 10:00 AM LOB 210-211
March 23, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0846h for 03/23/2017 (Vote 26-0; CC) HC 16 P. 3
March 23, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0846h: AA VV 03/23/2017 HJ 11 P. 6
March 23, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0846h: MA VV 03/23/2017 HJ 11 P. 6
March 23, 2017 Introduced 03/23/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 11
April 4, 2017 Hearing: 04/04/2017, Room 103, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 17
April 25, 2017 Hearing: 04/25/2017, Room 103, LOB, 10:00 am, on proposed amendments to HB 356-FN; SC 20
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1525s, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1525s, AA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1525s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
June 1, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1525s (Reps. Ladd, Kurk): MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 2
June 8, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20
June 8, 2017 Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9
June 30, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/30/2017; Chapter 190; Eff. 6/30/2017