HB 1598-LOCAL - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 1598-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11; Rep. Irwin, Sull. 6; Rep. Laware, Sull. 8; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. D. Wolf, Merr. 5; Rep. J. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. Gottling, Sull. 2; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
This bill changes the process for withdrawal from a cooperative school district.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
22Feb2018... 0578h 18-2393
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:
78:1 Withdrawal from a Cooperative School District; Vote on Withdrawal. Amend RSA 195:29 to read as follows:
195:29 Vote on Withdrawal. If the state board approves the plan for withdrawal, the board shall cause the withdrawal plan to be published once in some newspaper generally circulated within the cooperative school district. Upon receipt of a written notice of the board's approval of the withdrawal agreement, the school board of the cooperative district shall cause the withdrawal plan to be filed with the clerk of the cooperative school district and submitted to the voters of the district as soon as may reasonably be possible at an annual or special meeting called for the purpose, the voting to be by ballot with the use of the checklist, after reasonable opportunity for debate in open meeting. The article in the warrant for the district meeting and the question on the ballot to be used at the meeting shall be in substantially the following form:
"Shall the school district accept the provisions of RSA 195 (as amended) providing for the withdrawal of the preexisting district of __________ from the __________ cooperative school district in accordance with the provisions of the proposed withdrawal plan filed with the school district clerk?''
Yes _________ No _________
If a majority of voters present and voting in the withdrawing preexisting district vote against withdrawal, then the withdrawal process is terminated. If a majority of the voters present and voting in the withdrawing preexisting district shall vote in the affirmative, and a majority of the voters present and voting in the entire cooperative district shall vote in the affirmative, the clerk of the cooperative school district shall forthwith send to the state board of education a certified copy of the warrant, certificate of posting, evidence of publication, and minutes of the meeting. If the board finds that a majority of the voters present and voting have voted in favor of the withdrawal plan, it shall issue its certificate to that effect and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of the withdrawal of the preexisting district and the continuation of the cooperative school district as of the date of its issuance, or the dissolution of a 2-district cooperative if the cooperative was formed by 2 preexisting districts, provided, however, that a withdrawal plan shall be prepared for a 2-district cooperative and it shall provide for the disposition of property held within the cooperative and a statement of assumption of liabilities. If a majority of voters present and voting reject the plan, the withdrawing district shall have the right to appeal such vote to the state board of education. The state board shall upon receipt of such appeal investigate and report back to the district on its findings and recommendations; and this report may require that there will be another special meeting for a vote of reconsideration.
Approved: May 25, 2018
Effective Date: July 24, 2018
|Jan. 10, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 22, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|April 3, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|April 12, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 16|
|Jan. 10, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/10/2018 10:15 AM LOB 207|
|Jan. 24, 2018||Full Committee Work Session: 01/24/2018 10:30 AM LOB 207|
|Feb. 13, 2018||Executive Session: 02/13/2018 10:00 AM LOB 207|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0578h (Vote 19-1; CC)|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0578h for 02/22/2018 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 7 P. 7|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Amendment # 2018-0578h: AA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 7|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendment 0578h: MA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 7|
|March 8, 2018||Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 7|
|April 3, 2018||Hearing: 04/03/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 15|
|April 12, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/12/2018; SC 16|
|April 12, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/12/2018; SJ 12|
|April 26, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15|
|April 26, 2018||Enrolled 04/26/2018|
|May 25, 2018||Signed by Governor Sununu 05/25/2018; Chapter 78; Eff. 7/24/2018|