SB 727-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 727-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. Ford, Graf. 3
COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development
This bill requires Holocaust and genocide prevention education to be included in the criteria for an adequate 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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 Findings and Purpose. The general court finds that discrimination is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy and that discriminatory practices, when escalated, can lead to genocide. Recognizing that democratic institutions and values are not automatically sustained, but need active civic responsibility and engagement, the general court finds that it is necessary, as part of an adequate education, to teach students how discriminatory practices have escalated and evolved into genocides such as the Holocaust.
IV. Knowledge of civics and government, economics, geography, [and] history, and Holocaust and genocide prevention education to enable them to participate in the democratic process and to make informed choices as responsible citizens.
(j) How discrimination and unlawful discriminatory practices, as defined in RSA 235-A:7, can evolve into genocides such as the Holocaust, and how to prevent escalation of such practices.
4:13-t New Hampshire Genocide Awareness Month. The governor shall annually proclaim the month of April as New Hampshire Genocide Awareness Month and shall urge cities and towns throughout the state to observe this month in an appropriate manner educating the public about the [evils] process and prevention of genocide and commemorating its victims [of genocide].
SB 727-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
This bill requires local school districts to modify or add to their curricula content relative to genocide and Holocaust prevention education. The Department of Education states it does not have any information as to the extent of Holocaust education currently taking place in schools today and is unable to estimate this bill’s impact on local school district expenditures, if any.
Department of Education
|Feb. 4, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 2|
|Feb. 4, 2020||Hearing: 02/04/2020, Room 103, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 5|
|March 3, 2020||==TIME CHANGE== Hearing: 03/03/2020, Room 103, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 8|