SB760 (2020) Detail

Relative to criminal background checks for school bus drivers.


SB 760-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/11/2020   1189s

2020 SESSION

20-3126

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 760-FN

 

AN ACT relative to criminal background checks for school bus drivers.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. Vallone, Rock. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Exempts school bus drivers and transportation monitors from certain background checks.

 

II.  Requires the department of education to be a clearing house for certain background checks for school bus drivers.

 

III.  Requires the department of education to make rules relative to the certification standards for school bus drivers and transportation monitors.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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   1189s 20-3126

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to criminal background checks for school bus drivers.

 

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

 

1  Background Check; School Bus Drivers.  Amend RSA 189:13-a, VI to read as follows:

VI.  This section shall apply to any employee, selected applicant for employment, designated volunteer, or volunteer organization which contracts with a school administrative unit, school district, chartered public school, or public academy to provide services, including but not limited to cafeteria workers, [school bus drivers,] custodial personnel, or any other service where the contractor or employees of the contractor provide services directly to students of the district, chartered public school, or public academy.  The employing school administrative unit, school district, or chartered public school shall be responsible for completing the criminal history records check on the people identified in this paragraph.  The cost for criminal history records checks for employees or selected applicants for employment with such contractors shall be borne by the contractor.  School bus drivers and transportation monitors shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.

2  New Paragraph; Commissioner of Education; School Bus Driver Background Checks.  Amend RSA 21-N:4 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

X.  Providing a clearing house for school bus driver and transportation monitor background checks to towns, cities, or other organizations paying for school bus transportation.

3  Department of Education; Rulemaking Certification Standards; School Bus Drivers and Transportation Monitors.  Amend RSA 21-N:9, II(s) to read as follows:

(s)  Certification standards for educational personnel, and educator certification fees for granting credentials to educational personnel, including teachers, paraprofessionals, superintendents, assistant superintendents, special education administrators, business administrators, principals, vocational directors, coordinators of comprehensive health education and services, directors of pupil personnel services, guidance directors, guidance counselors, school psychologists, associate school psychologists, speech-language specialists, social workers, health educators, physical education teachers, consumer and family science teachers, elementary teachers, specialists in assessment of intellectual functioning, school bus drivers and transportation monitors, media supervisors, media generalists, and master teachers as authorized by RSA 186:8 and RSA 186:11, X, professional credentials including beginning educator credentials, experienced educator credentials, and intern licenses, and other classifications of educators, administrators, specialists, and paraprofessionals necessary to address educational needs as determined by the state board upon the recommendation of the professional standards board pursuant to RSA 186:60.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

 

LBAO

20-3126

2/12/20

 

SB 760-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to criminal background checks for school bus drivers.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, at this time.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Education and Safety

 

 

 

Links

SB760 at GenCourtMobile
SB760 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 3, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 12, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB760 Revision: 8321 Date: March 11, 2020, 6:10 p.m.
SB760 Revision: 8204 Date: Feb. 26, 2020, 11:06 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Feb. 13, 2020 Introduced 02/13/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 5
March 3, 2020 Hearing: 03/03/2020, Room 103, SH, 02:30 pm; SC 9
March 12, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/12/2020; SC 10
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/11/2020; SC 10
March 11, 2020 Sen. Cavanaugh Floor Amendment # 2020-1189s, AA, VV; 03/11/2020; SJ 6
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1189s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/11/2020; SJ 6
June 30, 2020 Introduced and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 6
Died on Table