HB1698 (2020) Detail

Relative to equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in co-curricular activities and making an appropriation therefor.


HB 1698-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3098

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1698-FN

 

AN ACT relative to equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in co-curricular activities and making an appropriation therefor.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3098

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in co-curricular activities and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Department of Education; Duties of Commissioner.  Amend RSA 21-N:4 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

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.

2  Appropriation; Department of Education; Unified Co-Curricular Program Support; Periodic Review.

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.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.

 

LBAO

20-3098

Revised 2/26/20

 

HB 1698-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in co-curricular activities and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links

HB1698 at GenCourtMobile
HB1698 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 House Floor Vote
March 18, 2020 House Exec Session
May 21, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1698 Revision: 7789 Date: March 3, 2020, 11:27 a.m.

Docket


: 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