SB566 (2018) Detail

Establishing a commission to study certain aspects of the school bus driver shortage.


CHAPTER 333

SB 566-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

03/08/2018   0982s

2May2018... 1735h

05/23/2018   2094EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-2728

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 566-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study certain aspects of the school bus driver shortage.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Rep. Williams, Hills. 4; Rep. O'Brien, Hills. 36; Rep. M. McCarthy, Hills. 29; Rep. DiSilvestro, Hills. 9; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study certain aspects of the shortage of school bus drivers.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/08/2018   0982s

2May2018... 1735h

05/23/2018   2094EBA 18-2728

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study certain aspects of the school bus driver shortage.

 

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

 

333:1  New Section; Commission to Study the School Bus Driver Shortage.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 6-c the following new section:

189:6-d  Commission to Study the School Bus Driver Shortage.

I.  The general court finds that the shortage of school bus drivers in places like Northwood creates a significant burden on our school districts and our families.  Later school start times and an inability to transport students to extracurricular activities adversely effect the education of our students.  There is hereby established a commission to study the school bus driver shortage.

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, one of whom shall be from the commerce and consumer affairs committee and one of whom shall be from the education committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The director of the division of motor vehicles, department of safety, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of education, or designee.

(e)  Two members of the New Hampshire School Transportation Association, appointed by the association.

(f)  One school bus driver who is an affiliated member of a labor organization, appointed by the labor organization’s local union.

(g)  One school bus driver who is not affiliated with a labor organization, appointed by the governor.

(h)  One member from 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 the effect of bus driver shortages on school districts.  The commission shall also study the possibility of "statewide certification" as there are currently specific rules and statutes that restrict private bus companies and transportation providers from supporting multiple school districts throughout the state.

V.  The members of the 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.  Five 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.

333:2  Repeal.  RSA 189:6-d, relative to the commission to study the school bus driver shortage, is repealed.

333:3  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.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II. Remainder shall take effect June 25, 2018.

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 3, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Exec Session
April 18, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB566 Revision: 4250 Date: June 27, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
SB566 Revision: 3832 Date: May 25, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
SB566 Revision: 3661 Date: May 2, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
SB566 Revision: 3245 Date: March 12, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
SB566 Revision: 2933 Date: Jan. 11, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

Docket


June 25, 2018: II. Remainder Effective 06/25/2018


Nov. 1, 2018: I. Section 2 Effective 11/01/2018


June 25, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0333


June 25, 2018: II. Remainder Effective 06/25/2018 SC 27


Nov. 1, 2018: I. Section 2 Effective 11/01/2018 SC 27


June 25, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0333 SC 27


May 23, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18


May 23, 2018: Enrolled 05/23/2018


May 23, 2018: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-2094e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/23/2018); SJ 18


May 23, 2018: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-2094e: AA VV 05/23/2018


May 10, 2018: Sen. Innis Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17


May 2, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 1735h: MA VV 05/02/2018


May 2, 2018: Amendment # 2018-1735h: AA VV 05/02/2018


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1735h (NT) (Vote 15-3; RC)


May 2, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1735h (NT) for 05/02/2018 (Vote 15-3; CC) HC 17 P. 5


April 18, 2018: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 04/18/2018 LOB 302


April 24, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 04/24/2018 10:00 AM LOB 301


April 17, 2018: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/17/2018 01:30 PM LOB 302


April 17, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 04/17/2018 10:00 AM LOB 302


April 10, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 04/10/2018 01:45 PM LOB 302


April 3, 2018: Public Hearing: 04/03/2018 10:15 AM LOB 302


March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 7 P. 54


March 8, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0982s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/08/2018; SJ 6


March 8, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0982s, AA, VV; 03/08/2018; SJ 6


March 8, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0982s, 03/08/2018; SC 10A


Jan. 23, 2018: Hearing: 01/23/2018, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 4


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 2