HB251 (2020) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study criminal records check policies for nonpublic schools and private entities that receive public funds.


HB 251 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Jan2020... 2776h

2019 SESSION

19-0319

06/10

 

HOUSE BILL 251

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study criminal records check policies for nonpublic schools and private entities that receive public funds.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study criminal records check policies for nonpublic schools and private entities that receive public funds.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Jan2020... 2776h 19-0319

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study criminal records check policies for nonpublic schools and private entities that receive public funds.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study issues relating to background check policies for nonpublic schools and private entities that receive public funds.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be members of the education committee and one of whom shall be a member of the criminal justice and public safety committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, who shall be a member of the education and workforce development committee, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Work with the department of education and the department of safety to review the current law and policies pertaining to the release of New Hampshire criminal records and FBI criminal records to nonpublic schools and private entities that receive public funds.

II.  Define credentialing and licensing and when in the process background checks are to be performed.

III.  Recommend changes in the organization and substance of related statutes.

IV.  Study any other issues which the commission deems relevant to the objective of the study including, but not limited to, the administrative office most suitable receive and oversee background checks on:

(a)  Employees who work for more than one school;

(b)  Independent contractors;

(c)  Employees of contracted service organizations;

(d)  Persons enrolled in teacher education courses;

(e)  Volunteers.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB251 at GenCourtMobile
HB251 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 17, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB251 Revision: 7855 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
HB251 Revision: 7335 Date: Dec. 27, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Education HJ 2 P. 43
Jan. 22, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 11:15 am LOB 207
Jan. 24, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 01/24/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Feb. 1, 2019 ==RESCHEDULED== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2019 03:00 pm LOB 207
Feb. 5, 2019 Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Retained in Committee
Oct. 17, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/17/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Oct. 21, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/21/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Oct. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 10/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2776h (NT) (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 50
Jan. 8, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2776h (NT): AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 36
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2776h (NT): MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 36
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 7
March 17, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/17/2020, Room 103, LOB, 09:20 am; SC 11