Revision: March 13, 2020, 2:08 a.m.
HB 1687-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1687-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Grossman, Rock. 18; Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Schultz, Merr. 18; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. Petrigno, Hills. 23; Rep. Maes, Graf. 6
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
12Mar2020... 0676h 20-2647
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Equipment of Vehicles; School Buses; Audio/Video Surveillance Equipment. Amend the subdivision heading following RSA 266:30 to read as follows:
Lights, Signals, Flashers, Reflectors, [and] Flags, and
Audio/Video Surveillance Equipment
2 School Bus Equipment; Audio/Video Surveillance Equipment. Amend the section heading of RSA 266:39 to read as follows:
266:39 School Bus Stop Signals, [and] Strobe Lights, and Audio/Video Surveillance Equipment.
3 New Paragraph; School Bus Equipment; Audio/Video Surveillance Equipment. Amend RSA 266:39 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:
III. The director shall require the installation and operation of audio/video surveillance equipment on any vehicle, including a school bus, mixed use bus, or passenger vehicle provided by or on behalf of a school district, which is used to transport a child with a disability to or from school, or school function, or to or from a service provided as part of the child's individualized education program (IEP) or 504 plan. This requirement shall not apply to transportation provided by the child’s parent or legal guardian.
189:6 Transportation of Pupils.
I. The local school district shall furnish transportation to pupils in kindergarten through grade 8 who live more than 2 miles from the school to which they are assigned. The local school district may furnish transportation to pupils in kindergarten through grade 8 who live 2 miles or less from the school to which they are assigned, and to pupils in grades 9 through 12, when it finds that this is appropriate, and shall furnish it when so directed by the commissioner of education.
II. Each school district and chartered public school shall develop a policy pertaining to the operation of audio and video surveillance equipment required under RSA 266:39 and access to any resulting recordings. The policy shall include, but may not be limited to, the following provisions:
(a) The school's policy on student privacy as it pertains to audio and video surveillance.
(b) Whether video will be viewed live, and if so, by whom.
(c) Who will have access to any resulting recordings, including whether and when parents may view any resulting recordings.
(d) Under what conditions schools would show or turn over recordings to law enforcement.
(e) How long audio and video recordings will be retained and the method for disposal.
HB 1687-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
This bill requires the installation and operation of video surveillance cameras on all school buses provided through special education services related to a student’s individualized education program. The Department does not have information on how many such buses are in operation that would be subject to this bill, nor the cost of installation and operation of cameras, and therefore is unable to estimate this bill’s impact on local school district expenditures.
Department of Education