HB730 (2019) Detail

Relative to funding for the CART program.


CHAPTER 118

HB 730-FN-A - FINAL VERSION

 

19Mar2019... 0602h

2019 SESSION

19-0569

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 730-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to funding for the CART program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Porter, Hills. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill reestablishes the CART provider and sign language interpreter net tuition repayment fund, and provides that the department of education, division of workforce innovation shall be responsible for administering the program.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0602h 19-0569

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to funding for the CART program.

 

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

 

118:1  New Section; CART Provider and Sign Language Interpreter Net Tuition Repayment Program; Fund Reestablished.  Amend RSA 200-M by inserting after section 4 the following new section:

200-M:4-a  CART Provider and Sign Language Interpreter Net Tuition Repayment Fund.  There is hereby established a fund to be known as the CART provider and sign language interpreter net tuition repayment fund.  The fund shall include any sums appropriated for such purpose.  In addition, the department of education, division of workforce innovation may accept public sector and private sector grants, gifts, or donations of any kind for the purpose of funding the provisions of this chapter.  The moneys in this fund shall be nonlapsing and shall be continually appropriated to the department of education.  The fund may be expended by the department of education to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.

118:2  CART Provider and Sign Language Interpreter Net Tuition Repayment Program; Definition of Net Tuition.  Amend RSA 200-M:1, II to read as follows:

II.  "Net tuition" means tuition costs for postsecondary school education that was directed toward the completion of a degree or certificate in judicial reporting, broadcast captioning, real time transcription, or sign language interpretation, or any other degree or certificate that the department of education, division of [educator support and higher education] workforce innovation deems acceptable for purposes of CART provider and sign language interpreter net tuition repayment.

118:3  CART Provider and Sign Language Interpreter Net Tuition Repayment Program; Reference Change to Division of Workforce Innovation.  Amend RSA 200-M:2 and 200-M:3 to read as follows:

200-M:2  CART Provider and Sign Language Interpreter Net Tuition Repayment Program Established.  The department of education, division of [educator support and higher education] workforce innovation shall administer a program for the promotion, acquisition, and retention of CART providers and sign language interpreters in the state.

200-M:3  Application; Repayment.  An individual who has completed eligible CART or sign language interpreter training in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to RSA 200-M:5, including internships and residencies, and agrees to work as a CART provider or a sign language interpreter in this state, may apply to the department of education, division of [educator support and higher education] workforce innovation for repayment under the CART provider and sign language interpreter net tuition repayment program and become eligible to be reimbursed up to 100 percent of his or her qualifying tuition not to exceed the cost of 4 years of in-state tuition at the university of New Hampshire, during a 5-year period of working as a CART provider or sign language interpreter.  A 10 percent net tuition repayment shall be made upon completion of the first year of employment in this state, with an additional 10 percent made after the second year of work, an additional 20 percent after the third year of work, an additional 30 percent after the fourth year of work, and an additional 30 percent after the fifth year of work.

118:4  Administration; Rulemaking.  Amend RSA 200-M:5 to read as follows:

200-M:5  Administration; Rulemaking.  The department of education, division of [higher education] workforce innovation shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to procedures, eligibility, and qualifications for applicants, qualifying educational costs, criteria for terms of service by a CART provider and/or sign language interpreter, procedures for repayment of net tuition costs, and the administration of the program by the department of education, division of [educator support and higher education] workforce innovation.  The commissioner of the department of education shall annually report to the general court on the effectiveness of this program.

118:5  New Subparagraph; Application of Receipts; Fund Added.  Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph (343) the following new subparagraph:

(344)  Moneys deposited in the CART provider and sign language interpreter net tuition repayment fund under RSA 200-M:4-a.

118:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.

 

Approved: June 21, 2019

Effective Date: July 01, 2019

 

 

Links

HB730 at GenCourtMobile
HB730 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 10, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB730 Revision: 6405 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:06 a.m.
HB730 Revision: 5817 Date: May 2, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
HB730 Revision: 5604 Date: April 2, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
HB730 Revision: 5074 Date: Feb. 19, 2019, 9:42 a.m.

Docket


June 21, 2019: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/21/2019; Chapter 118; Eff: 07/01/2019


May 23, 2019: Enrolled 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 51


May 30, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/30/2019); SJ 19


May 2, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/02/2019; SJ 15


May 2, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 20


April 10, 2019: Hearing: 04/10/2019, Room 101, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 17


March 28, 2019: Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 12


March 19, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0620h: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 27


March 19, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0620h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 27


March 19, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0620h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-1; CC) HC 16 P. 9


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0620h (Vote 20-1; CC)


March 13, 2019: Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211


March 13, 2019: Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211


March 1, 2019: Finance Division II Work Session: 03/01/2019 10:00 am LOB 209


Feb. 20, 2019: Finance-Division II Work Session: 02/20/2019 10:00 am LOB 209


Feb. 12, 2019: Finance-Division II Work Session: 02/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 209


Feb. 5, 2019: Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Finance HJ 3 P. 28