SB 442 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 442
SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27
This bill amends the surety bond required of a private postsecondary career school and establishes a procedure for license suspension.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
II. [The amount of such bond shall be based on income from tuition at 10 percent of gross tuition, with a $10,000 minimum.] A private postsecondary career school shall secure a bond in an amount sufficient to reimburse the tuition of any student contract which cannot be fulfilled, and taking into account the number of students or potential students to be reimbursed and the expenses for investigating and processing claims. The bond shall not be less than $10,000. If a school licensed under RSA 188-G:2 should fail to provide the services required in a contract with any entity, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, the bond shall be forfeited, and the proceeds distributed by the director in such manner as justice and the circumstances require.
188-G:5-a Suspension; Hearing. The commissioner of the department of education may, after due notice and failure by a career school to remediate noncompliance with rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, suspend the license of any school licensed pursuant to RSA 188-G:2 for a period of not more than 90 days, until such time as a hearing before the commission can be held. The commissioner may impose interim conditions of operation which shall apply during the period of suspension. The commission may, after due notice and hearing, suspend the license of any school licensed pursuant to RSA 188-G:2 for a period of time to be determined by the commission.
188-G:6 Revocation; Hearing. The commission may, after due notice and hearing, revoke the license of any school licensed pursuant to RSA 188-G:2 for violating the provisions of this chapter or rules adopted hereunder. A revocation pursuant to this section shall be permanent. The provisions of RSA 541 shall apply to actions taken pursuant to this section.
Approved: May 30, 2018
Effective Date: July 29, 2018
|Jan. 3, 2018||To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 1|
|Jan. 30, 2018||Hearing: 01/30/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 2|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/15/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 7|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4|
|March 7, 2018||Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Education HJ 7 P. 51|
|March 27, 2018||Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 10:30 AM LOB 207|
|April 3, 2018||Executive Session: 04/03/2018 LOB 207|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|April 12, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/12/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 14 P. 3|
|April 12, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/12/2018 HJ 12 P. 2|
|April 26, 2018||Enrolled 04/26/2018|
|April 26, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15|
|May 30, 2018||Signed by the Governor on 05/30/2018; Chapter 0136; Effective 07/29/2018|
|Jan. 30, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 27, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 3, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 12, 2018||House||Floor Vote|