HB1635 (2020) Detail

Requiring climate education in grade and secondary schools.


HB 1635 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2428

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1635

 

AN ACT requiring climate education in grade and secondary schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. Schultz, Merr. 18; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40; Rep. Mann, Ches. 2; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires climate change instruction in all public school grades pre-K through grade 12.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2428

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring climate education in grade and secondary schools.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Education; Instruction in Climate Change.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 11-d the following new section:

189:11-e  Instruction in Climate Change.  The following curriculum is identified and shall be included in each child's public education:

I.(a)  PreK-3rd grade: 2 hours of climate education.

(b)  Fourth-6th grade: 4 hours of climate education.

(c)  Seventh-8th grade: 8 hours of climate education.

(d)  Ninth-12th grade: at least 10 hours of climate education or one full semester of an environmental education course.

II.  Education shall include:

(a)  Anthropogenic causes of climate change.

(b)  Effects of climate change on New Hampshire.

(c)  Species affected by climate change in New Hampshire.

(d)  Coastal impacts of climate change.

(e)  Changes in weather patterns.

(f)  Climate change impacts locally and globally.

(g)  Alternatives to fossil fuels.

(h)  Maximizing energy efficiency in homes and schools.

(i)  Information about careers in solar, wind, algae, hydrogen power and other developing innovative energy sources.

(j)  STEM activities that include problem solving, social concerns, energy engineering, invention, installation, maintenance, literary, and informative performance opportunities

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

Links

HB1635 at GenCourtMobile
HB1635 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 10, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1635 Revision: 7278 Date: Dec. 11, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 29
Feb. 13, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/13/2020 10:00 am LOB 207
Feb. 10, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/10/2020 10:00 am LOB 207
Feb. 26, 2020 Executive Session: 02/26/2020 10:00 am LOB 207
Majority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 13-7; RC)
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/11/2020 (Vote 13-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 12, 2020 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 03/12/2020