HB1423 (2020) Detail

Relative to reports on education tax credit scholarships.


HB 1423 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2294

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1423

 

AN ACT relative to reports on education tax credit scholarships.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. Woodcock, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill adds to the requirements for scholarship organization reports to the department of revenue administration.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2294

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to reports on education tax credit scholarships.

 

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

 

1  Education Tax Credit Scholarships; Scholarship Organization Reports.  Amend RSA 77-G:1, XIX to read as follows:

XIX.  "Scholarship organization report" means a document developed by the department of revenue administration and submitted by [a] each scholarship [organization] organization to the department of revenue administration that shall be a public record, notwithstanding RSA 21-J:14, and contains at a minimum:

(a)  The number, amounts, and number at each dollar amount of scholarships granted under subparagraph VIII(a)(1), and the percentage of these students who were eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meal program in the prior year.

(b)  The number, amounts, and number at each dollar amount of scholarships granted under subparagraph VIII(a)(2), and the percentage of these students who were eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meal program in the prior year.

(c)  The number, amounts, and number at each dollar amount of scholarships granted under subparagraph VIII(a)(3), and the percentage of these students who were eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meal program in the prior year.

(d)  The total dollar amount of all scholarships granted.

(e)  The total dollar amount of donations and the total dollar amount of donations spent on administrative expenses pursuant to RSA 77-G:5, I(f).

(f)  The total dollar amount to be carried forward pursuant to RSA 77-G:5, I(g).

(g)  The total dollar amount of donations used and not used for scholarships.

(h)  The number of scholarships granted.

(i)  The number of scholarships distributed by the organization[,] per school, [and] the dollar range of those scholarships, and the total dollar amount of scholarships to each school.  All home educated students shall be totaled together as a single school.  All reports of home educated students receiving an educational scholarship shall include specific categories of expenditures including but not be limited to books and materials, trips, computer hardware and software, tuition or fees for other programs.  Receipts for such expenditures shall be included.

(j)(1)  The number of students who apply and do not receive a scholarship and the reason for rejection.

(2)  An analysis, broken down by zip code, of the place of residence for each student receiving a scholarship under this program.

(k)(1)  The aggregated results from a survey, designed by the department of revenue administration, and administered by the scholarship organization, which shall solicit information from [at least 90 percent of] all the parents or legal guardians of participating students, broken down by the number of years in the program.  In each case, the respondent shall be asked to gauge their level of agreement with the statement as follows: "strongly agree," "agree," "no change," "disagree," "strongly disagree."  The following statements shall be included in the survey:

(A)  I am satisfied with the school my child is attending as compared to the school my child attended prior to the availability of the education tax credit program.

(B)  My child has seen a measurable improvement in academic achievement, with a description of how this was determined.

(C)  My child would have been unable to attend the school of his or her choice without the education tax credit program.

(2)  The survey shall include the following question to the parent or legal guardian of a participating student: "Excluding the education tax credit scholarship, how much did you pay out of pocket for your child to attend school this year?"

(l)  The aggregated results from a survey, designed by the department of education, and administered by the scholarship [organization] organizations, which shall solicit and receive information from the parents or legal guardians of participating students who graduated or stopped attending 2 years prior.  A parent's or legal guardian's response to the survey shall be [optional] required.  Results shall be aggregated by the scholarship organization and published by the department of education.  The survey shall solicit the following information:

(1)  Whether the student is attending a private, public, community, or vocational college, or otherwise employed or unemployed.

(2)  Whether the student graduated or not.

(m)  The number of participating students who graduated from high school in the previous year, [and] the number that dropped out of school, and the reason for dropping out.

(n)  A signed statement that the scholarship organization acknowledges compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

(o)  An explanation of information omitted from the report because it would reveal private data about an individual student.

[(p)  The name of any other scholarship organizations who have agreed to combine their data with the scholarship organization for the purposes set forth in RSA 77-G:2, II.  The agreement shall only be considered valid if each scholarship organization lists the other scholarship organizations in the agreement.]

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

Links

HB1423 at GenCourtMobile
HB1423 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 25, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1423 Revision: 7045 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 8:58 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 21
Jan. 29, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 02:00 pm LOB 207
Feb. 25, 2020 Executive Session: 02/25/2020 10:00 am LOB 207
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 10 P. 48
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0844h
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA RC 192-135 03/12/2020