Bill Details - HB226 (2019)

HB 226 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

28Feb2019... 0247h

2019 SESSION

19-0340

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 226

 

AN ACT relative to the renomination of teachers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. Bouchard, Hills. 11; Rep. Hamer, Hills. 17; Rep. Sullivan, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill reduces from 5 to 3 consecutive years of teaching required for a teacher to be entitled to notification and a hearing where the teacher is not reappointed.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

28Feb2019... 0247h 19-0340

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the renomination of teachers.

 

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

 

1  School Boards; Failure to be Renominated or Reelected.  Amend RSA 189:14-a, I(c) to read as follows:

(c)  Any such teacher who has taught for [5] 3 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district[, or who taught for 3 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district before July 1, 2011,] and who has been so notified may request in writing within 10 days of receipt of said notice a hearing before the school board and may in said request ask for reasons for failure to be renominated or reelected.  For purposes of this section only, a leave of absence shall not interrupt the consecutive nature of a teacher's service, but neither shall such a leave be included in the computation of a teacher's service.  Computation of a teacher's service for any other purposes shall not be affected by this section.  The notice shall advise the teacher of all of the teacher's rights under this section.  The school board, upon receipt of said request, shall provide for a hearing on the request to be held within 15 days.  The school board shall issue its decision in writing within 15 days of the close of the hearing.

2  School Boards; Failure to be Renominated or Reelected.  Amend RSA 189:14-a, II to read as follows:

II.  Any teacher who has a professional standards certificate from the state board of education shall be entitled to all of the rights for notification and hearing in paragraphs I(b), III, and IV of this section if[:

(a)]  the teacher has taught for [5] 3 consecutive years or more in any school district in the state and has taught for [3] 2 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district[; or

(b)  Before July 1, 2011, the teacher taught for 3 consecutive years or more in any school district in the state and taught for 2 consecutive years or more in the teacher's current school district].

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 42
Jan. 22, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 10:15 am LOB 207
Feb. 5, 2019 Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Feb. 27, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0247h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 14-6; RC) HC 13 P. 28
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0247h (Vote 14-6; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 28, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0247h: AA VV 02/28/2019
Feb. 28, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0247h: MA DV 200-128 02/28/2019
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 9
March 26, 2019 Hearing: 03/26/2019, Room 103, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 15

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 26, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB226 Revision: 4462 Date: Dec. 27, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
HB226 Revision: 5440 Date: Feb. 28, 2019, 5:56 p.m.