Bill Details - HB258 (2019)

HB 258 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

05/15/2019   1836s

2019 SESSION

19-0364

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 258

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study teacher preparation and education programs..

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study teacher preparation and education programs.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/15/2019   1836s 19-0364

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study teacher preparation and education programs..

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission to Study Teacher Preparation and Education Programs.  Amend RSA 190 by inserting after section 7 the following new section:

190:8  Commission Established.  

I.  There is established a commission to study New Hampshire teacher preparation and education programs.

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

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

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

(c)  Two representatives of the university system of New Hampshire, appointed by the chancellor.

(d)  Two representatives of private institutions of higher education, appointed by the chairperson of the council for teacher education.

(e)  One teacher currently employed in a New Hampshire public school, appointed by the governor.

(f)  One representative of the New Hampshire School Board Association, appointed by the association.

(g)  One representative of NEA-NH, appointed by the association.

(h)  One representative of the American Federation of Teachers, appointed by the federation.

(i)  One representative of the New Hampshire Association of School Principals, appointed by the association.

(j)  One representative of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, appointed by the association.

(k)  One representative of the council for teacher education, appointed by the council.

(l)  One representative of the Institutions of Higher Education Network, appointed by the president of the network.

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

IV.  The commission may solicit input from individuals and state and national organizations with information or expertise relevant to the commission's objective.  The commission shall:

(a)  Study New Hampshire teacher preparation and education programs that prepare teachers for careers in education in New Hampshire.

(b)  Specifically study the features of teacher preparation and education programs, including but not limited to recruitment and admission standards; teacher preparation and education courses; requirements for student teaching including internships, externships, and residencies; professional standards; salaries; certification and continuing education requirements; teacher absenteeism; and retention.

(c)  Review research based practices and the status of their implementation within programs such as competency based learning, project based learning, and assessment measures such as performance assessment of competency education (PACE).

(d)  Review the status of current laws and rules that govern such programs at the state and federal level.

(e)  Review the areas of critical need for teachers and make recommendations.

(f)  Review challenges and impediments to attracting teachers to New Hampshire schools, such as the cost of higher education and the extensive debt accrued for those seeking to be teachers.

(g)  Consider and investigate international and national programs that have shown extraordinary results and identify the factors that contribute to such results.

(h)  Recommend changes to current legislation and rules.

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 first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  The commission shall meet bimonthly.  Eight members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the house and senate education committees, the council for teacher education and the department of education for comments, and shall report to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

2  Repeal.  RSA 190:8, relative to the commission to study teacher preparation and education programs, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2020.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 43
Jan. 22, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 11:45 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 for 02/27/2019 (Vote 12-6; RC) HC 13 P. 28
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-6; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 28, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA DV 194-145 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 55
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 9
April 16, 2019 Hearing: 04/16/2019, Room 103, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 18
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1836s, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1836s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Carson Offered Floor Amendment # 2019-1975s; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Special Order to when Senator returns from a House hearing, Without Objection, MA; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Carson Floor Amendment # 2019-1975s, RC 8Y-16N, AF; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Feltes Moved Reconsideration on vote on 2019-1975, MA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Carson Floor Amendment # 2019-1975s, RC 10Y-14N, AF; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Birdsell Floor Amendment # 2019-1989s, RC 9Y-15N, AF; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1836s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16

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
April 16, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB258 Revision: 4314 Date: Dec. 27, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
HB258 Revision: 5959 Date: May 15, 2019, 12:46 p.m.