HB1637 (2018) Detail

Requiring school districts to establish policies relating to suspensions and expulsions.


HB 1637 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

04/19/2018   1458s

2018 SESSION

18-2597

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1637

 

AN ACT requiring school districts to establish policies relating to suspensions and expulsions.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the state board of education to require school districts to adopt policies regarding school suspensions and expulsions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/19/2018   1458s 18-2597

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT requiring school districts to establish policies relating to suspensions and expulsions.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Duties of State Board of Education; Suspension and Expulsion Policies; School Discipline.  Amend RSA 186:11 by inserting after paragraph XXXVII the following new paragraph:

XXXVIII.  School Discipline.  

(a)  Require each school district to establish a policy on school discipline that establishes the criteria for in-school suspensions, short term out-of-school suspensions, long term out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, and the maximum length of long term suspensions.  Such policy shall separately describe the criteria for imposition of each level of discipline, with reference to factors such as disruption of school activities, risk of property damage, actual or threatened bodily injury, or other factors determined relevant by the school district.

(b)  Require each school district to make its policy on school discipline available to parents at the beginning of each school year, along with a statement describing the procedural protections available to students subject to school discipline, and publicly available either on the district website or by providing a copy to the department of education, which shall publish it on its website.

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

Links

HB1637 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 22, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 27, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 19, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1637 Revision: 3491 Date: April 19, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
HB1637 Revision: 2161 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 18
Jan. 30, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 01:30 PM LOB 207
Feb. 13, 2018 Executive Session: 02/13/2018 10:00 AM LOB 207
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-2; CC)
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22/2018 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 7 P. 7
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 8
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 7
March 27, 2018 Hearing: 03/27/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:10 am; SC 14
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1458s, 04/19/2018; SC 17
April 19, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1458s, AA, VV; 04/19/2018; SJ 13
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1458s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/19/2018; SJ 13
May 10, 2018 House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1458s and Requests CofC (Rep. Ladd): MA VV 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Ladd, T. Wolf, V. Sullivan, Doherty 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Sen. Reagan Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 10, 2018 President Appoints: Senators Reagan, Ward, Watters; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 16, 2018 Conference Committee Meeting: 05/16/2018 01:15 PM LOB 207
Conference Committee Report; Not Signed Off; SJ 18