HB 1277 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1277
SPONSORS: Rep. Richardson, Coos 4
This bill reduces from 5 to 3 consecutive years of teaching required for a teacher to be entitled to notification and a hearing where the teacher is not reappointed.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(c) Any such teacher who has taught for  3 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district, [or who taught for 3 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district before July 1, 2011,] and who has been so notified may request in writing within 10 days of receipt of said notice a hearing before the school board and may in said request ask for reasons for failure to be renominated or reelected. For purposes of this section only, a leave of absence shall not interrupt the consecutive nature of a teacher's service, but neither shall such a leave be included in the computation of a teacher's service. Computation of a teacher's service for any other purposes shall not be affected by this section. The notice shall advise the teacher of all of the teacher's rights under this section. The school board, upon receipt of said request, shall provide for a hearing on the request to be held within 15 days. The school board shall issue its decision in writing within 15 days of the close of the hearing.
II. Any teacher who has a professional standards certificate from the state board of education shall be entitled to all of the rights for notification and hearing in paragraphs I(b), III, and IV of this section if[:
(a)] the teacher has taught for  3 consecutive years or more in any school district in the state and has taught for  2 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district[; or
(b) Before July 1, 2011, the teacher taught for 3 consecutive years or more in any school district in the state and taught for 2 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district].
|Jan. 30, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 30, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 14, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 5|
|Jan. 30, 2018||==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 02:45 PM LOB 207|
|Jan. 30, 2018||==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 11:30 AM LOB 207|
|Feb. 14, 2018||Executive Session: 02/14/2018 10:00 AM LOB 207|
|Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-9; RC)|
|March 6, 2018||Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 9 P. 50|
|Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass|
|March 6, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 170-151 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125|