Revision: Feb. 8, 2023, 4:56 p.m.
Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 7
February 8, 2023
Floor Amendment to HB 601-FN-LOCAL
Amend the bill by replacing all after section 1 with the following:
2 New Section; Personally Identifiable Student Data Sharing. Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 67 the following new section:
189:67-a Personally Identifiable Student Data Sharing.
I. The department of health and human services and the department of education shall share the minimum necessary personally identifiable student data for the purposes of establishing eligibility for any project involving federal programs. Such personally identifiable data shall include but not limited to the student’s full name, date of birth, gender, and residence.
II. The department of health and human services and the department of education shall provide applicants relative to any direct certification program the option to elect to participate in the direct certification program. As part of the option, the data to be used in the matching between departments shall be made available to the applicant.
III. Prior to the start of any direct certification program, the commissioners of the department of health and human services and the department of education shall sign a document developed by the attorney general verifying that the data matching between departments complies with all applicable state and federal laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), and the federal Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA). Copies of the signed document shall be provided to the state archives, office of the governor, performance audit and oversight committee, senate president and speaker of the house of representatives, and senate and house education committee chairs.