Bill Details - SB136 (2019)

SB 136  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0448

04/01

 

SENATE BILL 136

 

AN ACT relative to classification of students for tuition purposes in the university system.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Hatch, Coos 6; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the rulemaking requirement for the adoption of criteria by the university system board of trustees governing the classification of students for tuition purposes.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0448

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to classification of students for tuition purposes in the university system.

 

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

 

1  University System Board of Trustees; Authority of Trustees.  Amend RSA 187-A:16, XIX to read as follows:

XIX.  [Adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A establishing] Establish criteria for determining whether students shall be classified as in-state students or out-of-state students for tuition purposes, and to delegate the administration of such [rules] criteria to a subcommittee or agent.  Any student in the university system who is aggrieved by a final determination of the board of trustees or of any subcommittee or agent of the board denying in-state status for tuition purposes may appeal to the superior court in the county in which the particular division of the university involved is located.  Such appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the final determination by the board of trustees.  In the superior court, the burden of proof shall be on the appellant to show that the determination of the board of trustees is unreasonable or unlawful and all findings by the board or its properly designated subcommittee or agent shall be deemed to be prima facie lawful and reasonable.  The determination of the board of trustees shall be set aside only if, on all the evidence, the court is satisfied that it is unlawful or unreasonable according to the [policy] criteria as set forth in this section, and additional criteria as may be established and published, to the student bodies of the institutions constituting the university system by the board of trustees.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 4
Jan. 29, 2019 Hearing: 01/29/2019, Room 103, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 8
Feb. 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/07/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 9
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/14/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 10
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/14/2019; SJ 5

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB136 Revision: 5125 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 4:35 p.m.