Bill Text - HB1698 (2018)

Relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.


Revision: Nov. 15, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

HB 1698-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2241

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1698-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Irwin, Sull. 6; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that for any child placed in a home for children, the sending district is required to pay the receiving district the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services provided by the receiving 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2241

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.

 

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

 

1  Liability for Education of Children in Homes for Children.  Amend RSA 193:29, I to read as follows:

I.  For any child placed and cared for in any home for children or health care facility, the sending district shall make payments to the receiving district as follows:

(a)  For a child attending a public school in the receiving district who receives special education as required by RSA 186-C, the sending district is liable for [either the average per pupil cost of the receiving district as estimated by the state board of education under RSA 193:4, or for] the actual prorated cost of the special education and any related services, as defined in RSA 186-C:2, provided by the receiving district[, whichever is greater].

(b)  For a child attending a public school to which the receiving district as defined in RSA 193:27 shall pay tuition under an AREA or other contractual agreement, the sending district as defined in RSA 193:27 is liable for all costs which said receiving district must pay under that agreement.

(c)  If a child is assigned to an out-of-district special education program, the sending district is liable for all costs under RSA 186-C.

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

 

LBAO

18-2241

11/13/17

 

HB 1698-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Revenue

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill changes the amount in which a sending school district is responsible for a special education student from the greater of either the average per pupil cost of the receiving district or the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services, to just the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services.  Therefore, this bill may result in a decrease in expenditures of a sending district and revenue for a receiving district related to special education student costs that may have been calculated at the average per pupil cost rate.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

HB 1698-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2241

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1698-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Irwin, Sull. 6; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that for any child placed in a home for children, the sending district is required to pay the receiving district the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services provided by the receiving district.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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.

18-2241

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.

 

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

 

1  Liability for Education of Children in Homes for Children.  Amend RSA 193:29, I to read as follows:

I.  For any child placed and cared for in any home for children or health care facility, the sending district shall make payments to the receiving district as follows:

(a)  For a child attending a public school in the receiving district who receives special education as required by RSA 186-C, the sending district is liable for [either the average per pupil cost of the receiving district as estimated by the state board of education under RSA 193:4, or for] the actual prorated cost of the special education and any related services, as defined in RSA 186-C:2, provided by the receiving district[, whichever is greater].

(b)  For a child attending a public school to which the receiving district as defined in RSA 193:27 shall pay tuition under an AREA or other contractual agreement, the sending district as defined in RSA 193:27 is liable for all costs which said receiving district must pay under that agreement.

(c)  If a child is assigned to an out-of-district special education program, the sending district is liable for all costs under RSA 186-C.

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

 

LBAO

18-2241

11/13/17

 

HB 1698-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of special education services for foster children.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Revenue

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill changes the amount in which a sending school district is responsible for a special education student from the greater of either the average per pupil cost of the receiving district or the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services, to just the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services.  Therefore, this bill may result in a decrease in expenditures of a sending district and revenue for a receiving district related to special education student costs that may have been calculated at the average per pupil cost rate.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education