HB1572 (2018) Detail

Relative to alternative transportation of students for public school activities.


HB 1572-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2259.0

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1572-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to alternative transportation of students for public school activities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the use of certain private vehicles to transport students to and from school activities.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2259.0

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to alternative transportation of students for public school activities.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Transportation of Students; Private Vehicles.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 6-c the following new section:

189:6-d  Transportation to and from School Activities in Private Vehicles.

I.  In this section, "school activities'' shall include, but are not limited to, sporting events, intramural events, events associated with student clubs or organizations, job training programs, field trips, and special education transition services.  "School activities'' shall not include transportation between home and school.

II.  Students may be transported to and from school activities in a private vehicle registered in New Hampshire which bears a valid state inspection sticker and is operated by a driver who holds a valid driver's license to operate that vehicle provided that:

(a)  The school district or school administrative unit shall conduct, or have a third party conduct, a local and national criminal background check for each driver applicant that shall include:

(1)  Multi-state/multi-jurisdiction criminal records locator or other similar commercial nationwide database with validation (primary source search); and

(2)  United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website.

(b)  Any driver of a vehicle that transports students to and from a school activity shall maintain primary motor vehicle liability insurance, consistent with RSA 259:61, in an amount determined by the school district or school administrative unit.  No school, school district, or school administrative unit shall be held responsible for any loss, damage, or legal liability.

(c)  Students may be transported to and from school activities in a private vehicle only after the school obtains informed, written parental consent.

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

Links

HB1572 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1572 Revision: 2171 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 15
Jan. 30, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 11:00 AM LOB 207
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 10:00 AM LOB 207
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 14
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 29