HB 251 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 251
SPONSORS: Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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;
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.
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Oct. 23, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 17, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|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|