Bill Text - HB356 (2017)

(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.


Revision: May 26, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

HB 356-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

 

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.

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.

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.

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

 

LBAO

17-0313

Amended 5/26/17

 

HB 356-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2017-1525s)

 

AN ACT (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.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes two legislative study committees, as well as provides authority to the commissioner of education to transfer or assign functions, programs, or services within or between any division in the department, with advice of the state board of education and in consultation with the deputy commissioner and director(s) of affected divisions.  The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill has no fiscal impact on state, county and local expenditures or revenue.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

 

 

HB 356-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

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.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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:

 

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.

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.

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.

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

 

LBAO

17-0313

Amended 5/26/17

 

HB 356-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2017-1525s)

 

AN ACT (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.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes two legislative study committees, as well as provides authority to the commissioner of education to transfer or assign functions, programs, or services within or between any division in the department, with advice of the state board of education and in consultation with the deputy commissioner and director(s) of affected divisions.  The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill has no fiscal impact on state, county and local expenditures or revenue.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None