SB44 (2017) Detail

(New Title) prohibiting the state from requiring implementation of common core standards and relative to the amendment or approval of academic standards.


CHAPTER 252

SB 44 - FINAL VERSION

 

1Jun2017... 1508h

06/22/2017   2328CofC

2017 SESSION

17-0171

04/08

 

SENATE BILL 44

 

AN ACT prohibiting the state from requiring implementation of common core standards and relative to the amendment or approval of academic standards.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Murotake, Hills. 32; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the department of education and the state board of education from requiring the implementation of the common core standards in any school or school district in this state.  The bill also prohibits the state board of education from amending any existing academic standards or approving any new academic standards without prior review and recommendation of the legislative oversight committee.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

1Jun2017... 1508h

06/22/2017   2328CofC 17-0171

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting the state from requiring implementation of common core standards and relative to the amendment or approval of academic standards.

 

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

 

252:1  Substantive Educational Content of an Adequate Education.  Amend RSA 193-E:2-a, IV to read as follows:

IV.(a)  The minimum standards for public school approval for the areas identified in paragraph I shall constitute the opportunity for the delivery of an adequate education.  The general court shall periodically, but not less frequently than every 10 years, review, revise, and update, as necessary, the minimum standards identified in paragraph I and shall ensure that the high quality of the minimum standards for public school approval in each area of education identified in paragraph I is maintained.  Changes made by the board of education to the school approval standards through rulemaking after the effective date of this section shall not be included within the standards that constitute the opportunity for the delivery of an adequate education without prior adoption by the general court.  The board of education shall provide written notice to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the chairs of the house and senate education committees of any changes to the school approval standards adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A.

(b)  Neither the department of education nor the state board of education shall by statute or rule require that the common core standards developed jointly by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers be implemented in any school or school district in this state.  If the local school board elects not to implement the common core standards or the common core state standards adopted by the state board pursuant to RSA 541-A, the local school board shall determine, approve, and implement alternative academic standards.

(c)  On or after the effective date of this subparagraph, the state board of education shall not amend any existing academic standards and shall not approve any new academic standards without prior review and recommendation of the legislative oversight committee established in RSA 193-C:7.  

(d)  In this paragraph, "academic standards" shall have the same meaning as  in RSA 193-E:2-a, VI(b).  

252:2  New Paragraph; Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment Program; Duties of the Legislative Oversight Committee.  Amend RSA 193-C:8 by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:

XII.  Review and make recommendations relating to academic standards under consideration by the state board of education pursuant to RSA 193-E:2-a, IV(c).

252:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: July 18, 2017

Effective Date: September 16, 2017

Links

SB44 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

SB44 Revision: 1580 Date: July 20, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
SB44 Revision: 1581 Date: June 22, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
SB44 Revision: 1582 Date: June 2, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
SB44 Revision: 1583 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, 10:30 am; SC 7
Feb. 23, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/23/2017; SC 11
Feb. 23, 2017 Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-9N, 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 02:15 PM LOB 207
May 2, 2017 Executive Session: 05/02/2017 10:00 AM LOB 207
June 1, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1508h (NT) for 06/01/2017 (Vote 16-2; CC) HC 26 P. 7
June 1, 2017 Amendment # 2017-1508h: AA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 7
June 1, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1508h: MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 7
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, Kahn; 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. Ladd, M. Moffett, Cordelli, Myler 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 6
June 14, 2017 Committee of Conference Meeting: 06/14/2017, 09:10 am, Room 103, SH
June 15, 2017 Conference Committee Report # 2017-2328c Filed 06/15/2017; As Amended by the House
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report 2328c: Adopted, VV 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 16
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report # 2017-2328c, Adopted, VV; 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 0252; Effective 09/16/2017