HB 1698-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1698-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
This bill requires the department of education to review the consolidated state plan biennially to ensure that school districts establish unified co-curricular activities and makes an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
X. Reviewing, at least every 2 years, and updating as necessary, the consolidated state plan to ensure that sufficient funds are used to encourage and establish unified co-curricular activities in schools that currently have no unified program.
I. Beginning in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, the sum of $50,000 shall be appropriated annually to the department of education for distribution to school districts for the primary purpose of funding the initial expenses of establishing unified co-curricular activities in accordance with RSA 21-N:4, X. Any funds remaining within a fiscal year shall be distributed to school districts with existing unified co-curricular programs to fund operating costs. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
II. Beginning in fiscal year 2027 and every 5 years thereafter, the department shall conduct an efficiency review of the appropriation in paragraph I and shall make recommendations to the legislature as needed.
HB 1698-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill, beginning in FY 2021, makes a $50,000 annual general fund appropriation to the Department of Education for the purpose of providing funding to school districts for the initial expenses of establishing unified co-curricular activities, and any unexpended funds in each year shall be disbursed to districts for operating costs of existing programs. It is assumed all $50,000 would be disbursed in each fiscal year, however the breakdown of funds that may be expended for new programs versus existing programs is unknown as this bill does not provide a method for how payments to districts shall be calculated.
Department of Education
|Jan. 21, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 28, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 6, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 13, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|March 18, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|May 21, 2020||House||Exec Session|
: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 22-0; CC) HC 23 P. 5
May 21, 2020: Executive Session: 05/21/2020 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using this link: https://www.zoom.us/j/91769986281
March 18, 2020: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 03/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 210-211
March 3, 2020: Division I Work Session: 03/03/2020 11:00 am LOB 209
Feb. 13, 2020: Referred to Finance 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 26
Feb. 13, 2020: Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 26
Feb. 13, 2020: Removed from Consent (Rep. Sylvia) 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 2
Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/13/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 2
Feb. 6, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/06/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 2
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)
Jan. 28, 2020: Executive Session: 01/28/2020 01:00 pm LOB 207
Jan. 21, 2020: Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 01:30 pm LOB 207
Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 32