HB1527 (2020) Detail

Requiring radon testing for all public schools in New Hampshire.


HB 1527-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2538

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1527-FN

 

AN ACT requiring radon testing for all public schools in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires principals of all public schools in the state to have their buildings tested annually for radon.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2538

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring radon testing for all public schools in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Investigation of Air Quality; Radon Testing.  Amend RSA 200:11-a by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  The school principal, or designee, of every public school, kindergarten through grade 12,  shall have the school tested annually for radon.  

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

 

LBAO

20-2538

10/29/19

 

HB 1527-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT requiring radon testing for all public schools in New Hampshire.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$840,000

$840,000

$840,000

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires annual radon testing of every public school (kindergarten through grade 12).  Based on information provided by the Department of Education, there are 480 schools with an average number of rooms of 50 each.  Assuming this bill takes effect July 1, 2020 and each radon test costs $35, this would increase local school district expenditures by $840,000 per year (480 X 50 X $35).  This bill does not contain an appropriation nor obligation of the state to pay for such testing.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links

HB1527 at GenCourtMobile
HB1527 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

HB1527 Revision: 7110 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 10:45 am LOB 207
Feb. 26, 2020 Executive Session: 02/26/2020 10:00 am LOB 207
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 12
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/11/2020