SB24 (2021) Detail

Relative to the Brewster Academy charter.










AN ACT relative to the Brewster Academy charter.


SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. J. MacDonald, Carr. 6; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6


COMMITTEE: Education






This bill amends the charter of the Brewster Academy by increasing the membership on the Brewster Academy board of trustees.  The bill also allows Brewster Academy to amend its charter in accordance with the provisions of RSA 292:7 governing the powers of voluntary corporations.


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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One


AN ACT relative to the Brewster Academy charter.


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


1  Brewster Academy; Composition and Election of Board of Trustees.  Amend 1887, 167:3, as amended by 1951, 333:1; 1953, 313:1; 1965, 455:1; 1975, 153:2; and 2010, 5:4 to read as follows:

SECT. 3.  The board of trustees shall be composed of not less than nine nor more than [twenty-five] thirty members as fixed in Brewster Academy’s bylaws, or in the absence of any such bylaw provision, as from time to time expressly determined by resolution of the trustees.  Not less than five nor more than twenty-one members shall be elected members as hereinafter provided.  Three of the members of the board shall be three trustees under the seventh or residuary clause of the will of John Brewster.  The trustees under said will and their several successors in said trust under said will shall each be members of the board of trustees of the Academy for so long as they severally remain trustees under said will.  One of the members of the board shall be a representative of the Brewster Academy alumni association who shall serve for one year from the date of his or her election.  At each annual meeting approximately one-third of the trustees to be elected shall be elected to serve for three years to succeed those whose terms then expire.  The retiring members shall be eligible for reelection but shall have no vote in such election.  If a vacancy shall occur among the aforesaid elected trustees or their successors or the trustee from the Brewster Academy alumni association, the board of trustees may elect a trustee to serve for the unexpired balance of the affected term.  The head of the academy shall be selected by the board of trustees and may attend meetings of the board of trustees but shall not have a vote therein.

2  Brewster Academy; Amendments to Charter.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the board of trustees of Brewster Academy may amend the charter of Brewster Academy in accordance with the provisions of RSA 292:7.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.


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SB24 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 12, 2021 Senate Hearing
Feb. 4, 2021 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB24 Revision: 31522 Date: Jan. 5, 2021, 2:51 p.m.


Feb. 4, 2021: Ought to Pass: RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/04/2021; SJ 3

Feb. 4, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/04/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9

Jan. 12, 2021: Remote Hearing: 01/12/2021, 09:00 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 6

Jan. 6, 2021: To Be Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Education; SJ 2