HB1598 (2018) Detail

Relative to the vote to withdraw from a cooperative school district.


CHAPTER 78

HB 1598-LOCAL - FINAL VERSION

 

22Feb2018... 0578h

2018 SESSION

18-2393

06/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1598-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the vote to withdraw from a cooperative school district.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

06/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the vote to withdraw from a cooperative school district.

 

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.

78:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 24, 2018

Links

HB1598 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 22, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 3, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 12, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1598 Revision: 3991 Date: May 29, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
HB1598 Revision: 3417 Date: April 12, 2018, 10:31 a.m.
HB1598 Revision: 3117 Date: Feb. 23, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
HB1598 Revision: 2163 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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