Bill Details - SB141 (2019)

CHAPTER 305

SB 141 - FINAL VERSION

 

03/07/2019   0646s

23May2019... 1824h

06/27/2019   2550EBA

 

2019 SESSION

19-1097

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 141

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study violence in schools.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Ward, Dist 8

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study violence in schools.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/2019   0646s

23May2019... 1824h

06/27/2019   2550EBA 19-1097

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study violence in schools.

 

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

 

305:1  Findings.  The general court makes the following findings:

I.  There has been rising concern about violence in the schools of New Hampshire and the nation, along with its effects on teachers, staff, and students.

II.  Effective legislative activities in the area of public education require a thorough understanding of the challenges involving student behavior facing our public schools.  

305:2  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study violence in New Hampshire schools.

305:3  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

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

(b)  Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

305:4  Duties.

I.  The committee shall examine the following issues:

(a)  The extent to which violence and other problematic student behavior are an issue in New Hampshire schools.

(b)  Changes over time in the rate and types of violent and other problematic student behavior.

(c)  The causes of such behavior.

(d)  The adequacy of existing laws, regulations, policies, and practices to address violence and its causes, effective interventions, and appropriate administrative responses.  The review shall include RSA 135-F, RSA 193, RSA 193-D, RSA 281-A:64, Ed 200-1200, and LAB 600 and 1400.

(e)  The availability of effective interventions to prevent and respond to dangerous and other problem student behaviors and improve school climate.  

II.  During its examination, the committee shall:

(a)  Review available research and data.

(b)  Accept testimony from school personnel and advocacy organizations, along with experts in the fields of education, school climate and safety, and student behavioral interventions.

(c)  Review other states' educator safety laws, including but not limited to New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Louisiana, and Texas.

III.  Following its review, the committee shall make recommendations for further legislation to improve school climate and safety for students, faculty, and staff in New Hampshire schools.  It shall also make recommendations for improved reporting and data collection, if its review finds that such improvements are necessary.

305:5  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

305:6  Report.  The committee 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, 2019.

305:7  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 29, 2019

Effective Date: July 29, 2019

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 4
Feb. 5, 2019 Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 103, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 9
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0646s, 03/07/2019; SC 12
March 7, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0646s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0646s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Education HJ 11 P. 70
April 3, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/03/2019 10:45 am LOB 207
May 7, 2019 Executive Session: 05/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1824h (Vote 17-0; CC)
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1824h (NT) for 05/23/2019 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 25 P. 4
May 23, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1824h (NT): AA VV 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 12
May 23, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1824h (NT): MA VV 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 12
June 13, 2019 Sen. Kahn Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/13/2019; SJ 20
June 27, 2019 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2550e: AA VV 06/27/2019
June 27, 2019 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2550e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019 Enrolled 06/27/2019
June 27, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21
July 29, 2019 Signed by the Governor on 07/29/2019; Chapter 305; Effective 07/29/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 3, 2019 House Hearing
May 7, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB141 Revision: 5120 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
SB141 Revision: 5468 Date: March 7, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
SB141 Revision: 6042 Date: May 23, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
SB141 Revision: 6284 Date: July 3, 2019, 10:39 a.m.
SB141 Revision: 6647 Date: July 30, 2019, 11:09 a.m.