Bill Text - HB1370 (2018)

Relative to a school's emergency management plan.


Revision: May 25, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

CHAPTER 35

HB 1370 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Feb2018... 0099h

03/08/2018   0963s

22Mar2018... 1220-EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-2537

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1370

 

AN ACT relative to a school's emergency management plan.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of education to provide a copy of a school's emergency management plan, as updated, to the director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety.

 

This bill also requires a school to provide its emergency management plan to, and coordinate it with, local emergency authorities.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Feb2018... 0099h

03/08/2018   0963s

22Mar2018... 1220-EBA 18-2537

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to a school's emergency management plan.

 

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

 

35:1  School Boards; Emergency Response Plans.  Amend RSA 189:64 to read as follows:

189:64  Emergency Response Plans.

I.  [Within 2 years of the effective date of this section,] Every public and nonpublic school shall develop a site-specific school emergency response plan which is based on and conforms to the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System and submit such plan to the department of education by September 1 of each year.  Upon receiving a school's emergency management plan, the department shall provide a copy of such plan to the director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety.  The plan should be documented at the time of school approval review.  The plan shall provide that at least 2 of the currently required number of fire evacuation drills shall be emergency response drills.  The plan shall address hazards including but not limited to acts of violence, threats, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, structural fire, wildfire, internal and external hazardous materials releases, medical emergencies, and any other hazard deemed necessary by school officials and local emergency authorities.  The first emergency response drill shall be conducted within one year of the completion of the plan.  If the school has a building schematic floor plan diagram, the school may, with the approval of the local school board, submit the diagram to the division of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety, in a commonly used digital format.  Submission of the diagram will enable the state to better prepare, respond, and mitigate potentially dangerous conditions should the need arise.

II.  Each school shall provide the plan to, and coordinate the plan [shall be coordinated] with, local emergency authorities and with the emergency operations plan in the municipality in which the school is located.  Each school shall review its plan at least annually and update the plan, as necessary, and shall submit the updated plan to the department of education by September 1.  If after review, the plan is unchanged, the school shall notify the department by September 1 that the plan is unchanged.  The department shall provide a copy of any updated plan to the director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety.  The director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety shall assist school districts in conducting training for and providing support to school districts in the development, implementation, and review of an emergency response plan, as may be needed.

35:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2018

Effective Date: July 14, 2018

CHAPTER 35

HB 1370 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Feb2018... 0099h

03/08/2018   0963s

22Mar2018... 1220-EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-2537

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1370

 

AN ACT relative to a school's emergency management plan.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of education to provide a copy of a school's emergency management plan, as updated, to the director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety.

 

This bill also requires a school to provide its emergency management plan to, and coordinate it with, local emergency authorities.

 

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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.

8Feb2018... 0099h

03/08/2018   0963s

22Mar2018... 1220-EBA 18-2537

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to a school's emergency management plan.

 

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

 

35:1  School Boards; Emergency Response Plans.  Amend RSA 189:64 to read as follows:

189:64  Emergency Response Plans.

I.  [Within 2 years of the effective date of this section,] Every public and nonpublic school shall develop a site-specific school emergency response plan which is based on and conforms to the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System and submit such plan to the department of education by September 1 of each year.  Upon receiving a school's emergency management plan, the department shall provide a copy of such plan to the director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety.  The plan should be documented at the time of school approval review.  The plan shall provide that at least 2 of the currently required number of fire evacuation drills shall be emergency response drills.  The plan shall address hazards including but not limited to acts of violence, threats, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, structural fire, wildfire, internal and external hazardous materials releases, medical emergencies, and any other hazard deemed necessary by school officials and local emergency authorities.  The first emergency response drill shall be conducted within one year of the completion of the plan.  If the school has a building schematic floor plan diagram, the school may, with the approval of the local school board, submit the diagram to the division of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety, in a commonly used digital format.  Submission of the diagram will enable the state to better prepare, respond, and mitigate potentially dangerous conditions should the need arise.

II.  Each school shall provide the plan to, and coordinate the plan [shall be coordinated] with, local emergency authorities and with the emergency operations plan in the municipality in which the school is located.  Each school shall review its plan at least annually and update the plan, as necessary, and shall submit the updated plan to the department of education by September 1.  If after review, the plan is unchanged, the school shall notify the department by September 1 that the plan is unchanged.  The department shall provide a copy of any updated plan to the director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety.  The director of homeland security and emergency management, department of safety shall assist school districts in conducting training for and providing support to school districts in the development, implementation, and review of an emergency response plan, as may be needed.

35:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2018

Effective Date: July 14, 2018