Bill Text - SB432 (2018)

(New Title) establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.


Revision: March 5, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

SB 432-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/15/2018   0649s

2018 SESSION

18-2814

06/05

 

SENATE BILL 432-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students  to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. A. Cook, Rock. 11; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/15/2018   0649s 18-2814

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students  to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission Established.  Amend RSA 186 by inserting after section 11-e the following new section:

186:11-f  Commission Established; SAT Preparation Course.  

I.  There is established a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  One member of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, appointed by the association.

(d)  One member of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, appointed by the association.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall study:

(a)  SAT results for students taking various SAT preparation courses offered in the state compared to the results of students taking online SAT preparation courses, or no course.

(b)  The costs of offering SAT preparation courses.

(c)  Whether offering a course for credit benefits students.

V.  The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Two members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

2  Repeal.  RSA 186:11-f, relative to commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2814

Amended 3/5/18

 

SB 432-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2018-0649s)

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students  to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

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

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a study commission to determine whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.  This will have no impact on state, county, or local revenue or expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

 

SB 432-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/15/2018   0649s

2018 SESSION

18-2814

06/05

 

SENATE BILL 432-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students  to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. A. Cook, Rock. 11; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

 

AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

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

 

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.

02/15/2018   0649s 18-2814

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students  to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission Established.  Amend RSA 186 by inserting after section 11-e the following new section:

186:11-f  Commission Established; SAT Preparation Course.  

I.  There is established a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  One member of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, appointed by the association.

(d)  One member of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, appointed by the association.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall study:

(a)  SAT results for students taking various SAT preparation courses offered in the state compared to the results of students taking online SAT preparation courses, or no course.

(b)  The costs of offering SAT preparation courses.

(c)  Whether offering a course for credit benefits students.

V.  The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Two members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

2  Repeal.  RSA 186:11-f, relative to commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2814

Amended 3/5/18

 

SB 432-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2018-0649s)

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study whether it is in the best interest of students  to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.

 

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

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a study commission to determine whether it is in the best interest of students to require schools to offer an SAT preparation course as an elective.  This will have no impact on state, county, or local revenue or expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None