SB43 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to nonacademic surveys, questionnaires, or evaluations administered by a public school to its students.


CHAPTER 251

SB 43 - FINAL VERSION

 

06/22/2017   2325CofC

2017 SESSION

17-0169

04/05

 

SENATE BILL 43

 

AN ACT relative to non-academic surveys administered by a public school to its students.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. Murotake, Hills. 32; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. O'Day, Ches. 11; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that no student shall be required to volunteer or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire without written consent of a parent or legal guardian.  The bill also creates an exception to this requirement for the youth risk behavior survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

06/22/2017   2325CofC 17-0169

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to non-academic surveys administered by a public school to its students.

 

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

 

251:1  State Board of Education; Duties.  Amend RSA 186:11, IX-d to read as follows:

IX-d.  Require school districts to adopt a policy governing the administration of non-academic surveys or questionnaires to students.  The policy shall require school districts to notify a parent or legal guardian of a non-academic survey or questionnaire and its purpose.  The policy shall provide that no student shall be required to volunteer for or submit to a non-academic survey or questionnaire, as defined in this paragraph, without written consent of a parent or legal guardian unless the student is an adult or an emancipated minor.  The policy shall include an exception from the consent requirement for the youth risk behavior survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The policy shall also allow a parent or legal guardian to opt-out of the youth risk behavior survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The school district shall make such surveys or questionnaires available, at the school and on the school or school district's website, for review by a student's parent or legal guardian at least 10 days prior to distribution to students.  [ The policy shall also allow a parent or legal guardian to opt out of the non-academic survey or questionnaire either in writing or electronically.]  In this paragraph, "non-academic survey or questionnaire'' means surveys, questionnaires, or other documents designed to elicit information about a student's social behavior, family life, religion, politics, sexual orientation, sexual activity, drug use, or any other information not related to a student's academics.

251:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: July 18, 2017

Effective Date: September 16, 2017

Links

SB43 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2017 House Hearing
May 2, 2017 House Exec Session
June 1, 2017 House Floor Vote
June 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
June 22, 2017 House Floor Vote
June 22, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB43 Revision: 1584 Date: July 20, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
SB43 Revision: 1585 Date: June 22, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
SB43 Revision: 1586 Date: June 2, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
SB43 Revision: 1587 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 4
Jan. 24, 2017 Hearing: 01/24/2017, Room 103, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 7
Feb. 23, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/23/2017; SC 11
Feb. 23, 2017 Ought to Pass: RC 13Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/23/2017; SJ 7
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and referred to Education HJ 8 P. 45
March 15, 2017 Public Hearing: 03/15/2017 01:45 PM LOB 207
March 28, 2017 Full Committee Work Session: 03/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 207
April 4, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 04/04/2017 11:15 AM LOB 207
April 18, 2017 Full Committee Work Session: 04/18/2017 01:00 PM LOB 305-307
May 2, 2017 Executive Session: 05/02/2017 10:00 AM LOB 207
June 1, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1610h (NT) for 06/01/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 26 P. 7
June 1, 2017 Amendment # 2017-1610h: AA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 6
June 1, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1610h: MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 6
June 8, 2017 Sen. Reagan Moved Nonconcur with the House Amendment; Requests C of C, MA, VV; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 8, 2017 President Appoints: Senators Reagan, Avard, Watters; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 8, 2017 House Accedes to Senate Request for CofC (Rep. Packard): MA VV 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 6
June 8, 2017 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Cordelli, Ladd, V. Sullivan, Cornell 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 6
June 14, 2017 Committee of Conference Meeting: 06/14/2017, 09:00 am, Room 103, SH
Conferee Change; Senator Bradley Replaces Senator Watters; SJ 20
June 15, 2017 Conferee Change: Rep. Hinch Replaces Rep. Cornell 06/15/2017 HJ 18 P. 10
June 15, 2017 Conference Committee Report # 2017-2325c Filed 06/15/2017; As Amended by the Senate
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report 2325c: Adopted, DV 205-165 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 9
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report # 2017-2325c; RC 13Y-10N, Adopted; 06/22/2017; SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 27
June 22, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20
Sept. 16, 2017 Signed by the Governor on 07/18/2017; Chapter 0251; Effective 09/16/2017