Bill Details - SB62 (2019)

SB 62 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/07/2019   0584s

2019 SESSION

19-1049

08/04

 

SENATE BILL 62

 

AN ACT relative to temporary layoffs of certain seasonal workers and establishing a commission to study school bus driver background checks.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Bartlett, Merr. 19; Rep. Williams, Hills. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts certain seasonal workers who are temporarily laid off from the requirement to search for work to qualify for unemployment compensation.

 

This bill also establishes a commission to study school bus driver background checks.

 

This bill is a request of the commission to study certain aspects of the school bus driver shortage, established in 2018, 333:1.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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   0584s 19-1049

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to temporary layoffs of certain seasonal workers and establishing a commission to study school bus driver background checks.

 

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

 

1  Seasonal Workers; Exempt from Work Search Requirements for Unemployment.  Amend RSA 282-A:31, I(d)(4) to read as follows:

(4)  If availability is limited to part-time work, the claim for unemployment benefits is based on wages earned in part-time work[.] ; and

(5)  If the individual furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that such individual has a definite date for returning to work which is within 9 weeks of the last day of work, such person shall be exempt from the work search, requirements in subparagraph (d).

2  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study criminal background checks for school bus drivers and the establishment of a statewide certification program for school bus drivers.

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)  Three 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.

4  Duties.  The committee shall study criminal background checks for school bus drivers and recommend legislation to establish a statewide certification program for school bus drivers based upon the recommendations of the department of safety.

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 first-named 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.

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.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 4
Feb. 12, 2019 Hearing: 02/12/2019, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 10
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0584s, 03/07/2019; SC 12
March 7, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0584s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0584s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB62 Revision: 5013 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
SB62 Revision: 5462 Date: March 7, 2019, 12:02 p.m.