HB721 (2020) Detail

Relative to special education in towns with no public schools.


HB 721-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Jan2020... 2796h

2019 SESSION

19-0501

06/03

 

HOUSE BILL 721-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to special education in towns with no public schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Le, Rock. 31

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a private school that receives tuition program students to have an approved program of special education.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 2796h 19-0501

06/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to special education in towns with no public schools.

 

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

 

1  Change of School; School Tuition Program.  Amend RSA 193:3, VII(c)-(d) to read as follows:

(c)  Be incorporated under the laws of New Hampshire or the United States; [and]

(d)  Administer an annual assessment in reading and language arts, mathematics, and science as defined in RSA 193-C:6 to tuition program students.  The assessment may be any nationally recognized standardized assessment used to measure student academic achievement, shall be aligned to the school's academic standards, and shall satisfy the requirements of RSA 193-C:6 for school tuition program students.  The school's annual assessment results for tuition program students shall be submitted to the commissioner and school board.  If the school enrolls 10 or more publicly-funded tuition program students and if the school's group assessment percentile score for tuition program students is less than the 40th percentile, the commissioner may require a site visit to determine if the school provides the opportunity for an adequate education in accordance with RSA 193-E:3-b.  After the third consecutive year of a tuition program school being unable to demonstrate that it provides an opportunity for an adequate education, the school may be subject to revocation of tuition program status[.]; and

(e)  Be an approved program as defined in RSA 186-C:2, II.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0501

Revised 1/29/19

 

HB 721-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to special education in towns with no public schools.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires resident school districts to provide, and fund, the education of a child with disabilities according to the child’s individualized education program (IEP) when the child is attending a nonsectarian private school, due to there being no public school for the child’s grade level in the resident district.  The Department of Education reports local governement expenditures may increase by an indeterminable amount depending on the time and travel of the personnel providing these services.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links

HB721 at GenCourtMobile
HB721 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 17, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB721 Revision: 7888 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
HB721 Revision: 7340 Date: Jan. 29, 2019, 10:17 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 27
Feb. 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 01:30 pm LOB 207
Feb. 12, 2019 Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:30 am LOB 207
Retained in Committee
Sept. 11, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 09/11/2019 11:30 am LOB 207
Sept. 24, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 09/24/2019 11:00 am LOB 207
Oct. 23, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2019 08:30 am LOB 206
Oct. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 10/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2796h (Vote 9-6; RC) HC 50 P. 20
Jan. 8, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2796h: AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 88
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2796h: MA RC 214-152 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 88
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, 09:40 am; SC 11
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8