HB1148 (2020) Detail

Relative to the display of the national motto in schools.


HB 1148 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2172

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1148

 

AN ACT relative to the display of the national motto in schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Piemonte, Rock. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits school boards to provide copies of the national motto of the United States for display in each school building in the district.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2172

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the display of the national motto in schools.

 

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

 

1  New Section; State Motto.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 17-a the following new section:

189:17-b  State Motto.  

I.  To the extent funds are available, a school board may provide a durable poster or framed copy of the national motto of the United States, "In God We Trust" for display in each school building in the district.  A school board may accept nonpublic funds or in-kind contributions to implement this section.

II.  In the event the display of the national motto is challenged in court, the office of the attorney general shall defend the display.  The school and the school board shall be held harmless for complying with this section.

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

Links

HB1148 at GenCourtMobile
HB1148 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1148 Revision: 6782 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 11
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 11:30 am LOB 207
Feb. 26, 2020 Executive Session: 02/26/2020 10:00 am LOB 207
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-8; RC)
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 10 P. 45
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 12, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 182-131 03/12/2020