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: March 30, 2017, 8:15 a.m.

HB 356-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

15Feb2017... 0315h

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.

 

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.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Seven members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Three members 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.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

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

II.  Review and modify where necessary education funding formula components, including:

(a)  Base adequacy pursuant to RSA 198:40-a, to include formula elements within base adequacy.

(b)  Differentiated aid pursuant to RSA 198:40-a.

(c)  Stabilization grants pursuant to RSA 198:41, IV.

(d)  Fiscal capacity disparity aid.

(e)  Other formula components the committee may deem appropriate.

III.  Investigate other funding methodologies that best distribute state funding support for an adequate education.  As an alternative option to using property value,  the committee may consider tax effort that equals the amount of the tax rate needed to raise a certain dollar amount per pupil.  The committee shall  also study distribution methodologies that focus on efficiency and the minimization or preferably elimination of donor/receiver municipalities.

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

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

VI.  Consider other policy and education funding issues as the committee may deem necessary.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  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.

5  Report.  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.

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

 

LBAO

17-0313

Amended 2/15/17

 

HB 356-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2017-0315h)

 

AN ACT (New Title) establishing a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.

 

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

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.  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 HOUSE

 

15Feb2017... 0315h

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.

 

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.

 

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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 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.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Seven members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Three members 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.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

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

II.  Review and modify where necessary education funding formula components, including:

(a)  Base adequacy pursuant to RSA 198:40-a, to include formula elements within base adequacy.

(b)  Differentiated aid pursuant to RSA 198:40-a.

(c)  Stabilization grants pursuant to RSA 198:41, IV.

(d)  Fiscal capacity disparity aid.

(e)  Other formula components the committee may deem appropriate.

III.  Investigate other funding methodologies that best distribute state funding support for an adequate education.  As an alternative option to using property value,  the committee may consider tax effort that equals the amount of the tax rate needed to raise a certain dollar amount per pupil.  The committee shall  also study distribution methodologies that focus on efficiency and the minimization or preferably elimination of donor/receiver municipalities.

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

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

VI.  Consider other policy and education funding issues as the committee may deem necessary.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  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.

5  Report.  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.

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

 

LBAO

17-0313

Amended 2/15/17

 

HB 356-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2017-0315h)

 

AN ACT (New Title) establishing a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.

 

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

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a committee to study education funding and the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.  The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill has no fiscal impact on state, county and local expenditures or revenue.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None