HB 536 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 536
SPONSORS: Rep. Tanner, Sull. 5; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 19; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 9; Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. Telerski, Hills. 11
This bill revises the structure and duties of the chartered public school joint legislative oversight committee. The bill also requires the commissioner of education to engage an independent mediator for appraisals of unused school district property a chartered public school has made an offer to purchase or lease.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
29Jun2023... 2197CofC 23-0887
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
198:1 Chartered Public Schools Oversight Committee. RSA 194-B:21 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
194-B:21 Oversight Committee; Report.
I. There is hereby established a joint legislative oversight committee. The committee shall meet jointly at least twice a year and shall monitor the effect of this chapter, review the chartered public school system, and make recommendations for any legislative changes. Where appropriate, the committee shall also make recommendations to the legislature to reduce the scope of, ease the administration of, simplify compliance with, eliminate regulations of, and reduce the amount of paperwork required.
II. The committee shall include the chairperson of the house education committee or designee, the chairperson of the senate education committee or designee, the chairperson of the house finance committee or designee, one representative appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one senator appointed by the president of the senate, and one nonvoting representative of the department of education with expertise in chartered public schools, appointed by the commissioner of the department of education, who shall not be counted in the quorum.
III. Legislative members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
IV. The members of the oversight committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the chairperson of the house education committee or designee. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
V. The committee shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the chairperson of the house education committee and the senate education committee by September 1 of each year.
198:2 Duties of the State Board of Education. Amend RSA 194-B:17, VI to read as follows:
VI. The state board shall convene one or more working committees to study and make recommendations regarding the implementation and effectiveness of chartered public schools. The recommendations shall be provided to the legislative oversight committee in RSA 194-B:21 by July 1 of each year.
198:3 Chartered Public School Use of Unused District Facilities; Independent Appraisals. Amend RSA 194:61, III(d) to read as follows:
(d) If the offering school district has not received an offer to purchase or lease an unused facility from a party, other than an approved chartered public school operating in this state, a chartered public school may initiate, and the school board of the offering school district shall, within 60 days of receiving the offer, engage in, substantive good faith negotiations for the purchase or lease of the unused facility. The negotiation period shall continue for 30 days, or less if an agreement is reached. If no agreement is reached, the commissioner of the department of education shall engage an independent mediator who shall gather independent appraisals of the value of the property when the chartered public school made an offer to purchase. The appraised value shall determine a fair market price for the offering chartered public school. In situations when the charter school made an offer to lease the property, the appraisals gathered by the mediator shall determine a fair market lease price for the offering chartered public school.
Approved: August 04, 2023
Effective Date: August 04, 2023
|Feb. 16, 2023||House||Hearing|
|March 6, 2023||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2023||House||Floor Vote|
|March 28, 2023||Senate||Hearing|
|April 4, 2023||Senate||Hearing|
|May 11, 2023||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 29, 2023||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 29, 2023||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 29, 2023||House||Floor Vote|
Aug. 9, 2023: Signed by Governor Sununu 08/04/2023; Chapter 198; eff: 08/04/2023 HJ 17
July 19, 2023: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/29/2023 HJ 17 P. 18
July 18, 2023: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/29/2023); SJ 20
June 29, 2023: Conference Committee Report 2023-2197c: Adopted, DV 186-185 06/29/2023 HJ 17 P. 10
June 29, 2023: Conference Committee Report # 2023-2197c, Adopted, VV; 06/29/2023; SJ 20
June 22, 2023: Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2023-2197c; 06/29/2023
June 19, 2023: Conference Committee Meeting: 06/19/2023 10:00 am LOB 205-207
June 15, 2023: President Appoints: Senators Ward, Lang, Fenton; 06/15/2023; SJ 19
June 15, 2023: Sen. Ward Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 06/15/2023; SJ 19
June 13, 2023: House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 2023-1419s and Requests CofC (Reps. Ladd, Peternel, Drye, Luneau): MA VV 06/08/2023 HJ 15 P. 75
May 11, 2023: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2023-1419s: Sections 3 and 4, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/11/2023; SJ 14
May 11, 2023: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2023-1419s: Sections 1, 2 and 4, MA, VV; 05/11/2023; SJ 14
May 11, 2023: The Chair ruled the Question Divisible; 05/11/2023; SJ 14
May 11, 2023: Sen. Soucy Moved to divide the Question on the motion of Ought to Pass with Amendment: Sections 1, 2 and 4, and then Sections 3 and 4; 05/11/2023; SJ 14
May 11, 2023: Committee Amendment # 2023-1419s, RC 14Y-10N, AA; 05/11/2023; SJ 14
April 19, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2023-1419s, 05/11/2023; SC 21
March 28, 2023: Hearing: 04/04/2023, Room 101, LOB, 09:00 am, on proposed amendment # 2023-1225s; SC 16
March 22, 2023: Hearing: 03/28/2023, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 15
March 21, 2023: Introduced 03/16/2023 and Referred to Education; SJ 11
March 16, 2023: Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/16/2023 HJ 9 P. 4
March 8, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 03/06/2023 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 16 P. 4
March 1, 2023: Executive Session: 03/06/2023 09:30 am LOB 205-207
Feb. 8, 2023: Public Hearing: 02/16/2023 09:30 am LOB 205-207
Jan. 11, 2023: Introduced (in recess of) 01/05/2023 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 19