Revision: Jan. 16, 2020, 9:08 a.m.
SB 711-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 711-FN-LOCAL
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
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. The department of education shall adopt rules concerning the provision of training and education.
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.
SB 711-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
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.
Department of Education