SB711 (2020) Detail

Relative to child sexual abuse prevention education and training.


SB 711-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/11/2020   1040s

2020 SESSION

20-2993

06/03

 

SENATE BILL 711-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to child sexual abuse prevention education and training.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires employing school administrative units, school districts, and chartered public schools to provide employees who require a criminal history records check with materials concerning sexual abuse prevention.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/11/2020   1040s 20-2993

06/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to child sexual abuse prevention education and training.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; School Employee and Designated School Volunteer Criminal History Records Check; Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education and Training.  Amend RSA 189:13-a by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:

XII.  The employing school administrative unit, school district, or chartered public school shall provide every school employee whose position requires a criminal background check under this section with informational materials, training, or other education, either online or in person, concerning child sexual abuse prevention, sexual assault and harassment policy training, warning signs of child abuse, and reporting mandates.  For the purposes of this paragraph, school employees include coaches and those enumerated in RSA 189:13-a, I(a), VI, and IX(a).  Such training shall be completed within 30 days of employment and renewed every 2 years for all employees.  

2  Studies.  Amend RSA 189:10 to read as follows:

189:10  Studies.  The school board shall ensure that health education and physical education are taught to pupils as part of the basic curriculum.  The school board shall ensure that all studies prescribed by the state board of education are thoroughly taught, especially physiology, hygiene, and health and physical education as they relate to the effects of alcohol and other drugs, child abuse as established in the definition of "abused child" under RSA 169-C:3, II, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and sexually transmitted diseases on the human system.  The department of education shall survey school districts biennially to receive reports on compliance with this section, and provide the report to the president of the senate, speaker of the house of representatives, the chairpersons of the senate and house committees with jurisdiction over education, the senate committee with jurisdiction over health and human services, and the house committee with jurisdiction over child and family law.

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

 

LBAO

20-2993

Amended 3/23/20

 

SB 711-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2020-1040s)

 

AN ACT relative to child sexual abuse prevention education and training.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2023.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links

SB711 at GenCourtMobile
SB711 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 12, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB711 Revision: 8304 Date: March 23, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
SB711 Revision: 8049 Date: Jan. 16, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 2
Jan. 28, 2020 Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 103, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 4
March 12, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1040s, 03/12/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1040s, 03/11/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10
March 11, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-1040s, AA, VV; 03/11/2020; SJ 6
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1040s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/11/2020; SJ 6