Bill Details - CACR7 (2018)

CACR 7 7 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0319

06/04

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 7

 

RELATING TO: public education.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the general court shall have the authority to define standards of accountability, mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity, and have full discretion to determine the amount of state funding for education.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that the general court shall have the authority to define standards for education, establish standards of accountability, and mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity, and have full discretion to determine the amount of state funding for 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

17-0319

06/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: public education.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the general court shall have the authority to define standards of accountability, mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity, and have full discretion to determine the amount of state funding for education.

 

Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring,  that the

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That the second part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 5-b the following new article:

[Art.] 5-c [Public Education.]  In fulfillment of the provisions with respect to education set forth in Part II, Article 83, the General Court shall have the authority and full discretion to define reasonable standards for elementary and secondary public education, to establish reasonable standards of accountability therefor, and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity.  Further, in the exercise thereof, the General Court shall have full discretion to determine the amount of, and methods of raising and distributing, State funding for education.

II.  That the above amendment proposed to the constitution be submitted to the qualified voters of the state at the state general election to be held in November, 2018.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2018 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2017 session of the general court shall be approved.

IV.  That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:

"Are you in favor of amending the second part of the constitution by inserting after article 5-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 5-c [Public Education.]  In fulfillment of the provisions with respect to education set forth in Part II, Article 83, the General Court shall have the authority and full discretion to define reasonable standards for elementary and secondary public education, to establish reasonable standards of accountability therefor, and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity.  Further, in the exercise thereof, the General Court shall have full discretion to determine the amount of, and methods of raising and distributing, State funding for education.”

V.  That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions.  The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.”  If no cross is made in either of the squares, the ballot shall not be counted on the question.  The outside of the ballot shall be the same as the regular official ballot except that the words “Questions Relating to Constitutional Amendments proposed by the 2017 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VI.  That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective when the governor proclaims its adoption.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 23
Jan. 11, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 10:30 AM LOB 207
Jan. 18, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 10:30 AM LOB 207
Feb. 14, 2017 Executive Session: 02/14/2017 10:30 AM LOB 207
Retained in Committee
Nov. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 11/08/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207
Jan. 3, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 12-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Jan. 3, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 92

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
Nov. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR7 Revision: 2398 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:16 a.m.