SB 44 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 44
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
06/22/2017 2328CofC 17-0171
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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).
Approved: July 18, 2017
Effective Date: September 16, 2017
|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|
|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|