HB1093 (2024) Detail

Prohibiting mandatory mask policies in schools.


HB 1093 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

28Mar2024... 0911h

2024 SESSION

24-2450

02/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1093

 

AN ACT prohibiting mandatory mask policies in schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Noble, Hills. 2; Rep. Quaratiello, Rock. 18; Rep. Belcher, Carr. 4; Rep. Phillips, Rock. 7; Rep. Potenza, Straf. 19; Rep. Ankarberg, Straf. 7; Sen. Murphy, Dist 16

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits school boards and other public education agencies from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

28Mar2024... 0911h 24-2450

02/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT prohibiting mandatory mask policies in schools.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Schools; Facial Coverings Policy.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 74 the following new section:

189:75  Facial Covering Policy for Schools.  The school board of a school district or the chief executive officer of a chartered public school or public academy shall not adopt, enforce, or implement a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering for any purpose while on the school’s property unless the facial covering is necessary for a specific extracurricular or instructional purpose, or is required by some other section of the law.  In this section, “facial covering” means any item worn on the face which covers a student’s mouth, nose, or both.  This provision shall not prohibit any public school board or governing person or body of a school from requiring participating students to wear athletic gear intended to protect against concussive or similar sports-related physical damage, or to wear protective equipment while handling chemicals, fire, or other similar hazardous elements for scientific or similar educational purposes.  Further, this provision shall not prohibit policies that may require facial coverings as part of a student's individualized education program pursuant to RSA 186-C or accommodation plan pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 701 et seq).

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Amendments

Date Amendment
March 20, 2024 2024-0911h

Links


Date Body Type
March 5, 2024 House Hearing
March 6, 2024 House Exec Session
March 18, 2024 House Exec Session
March 18, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 17, 2024 Senate Hearing
May 23, 2024 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1093 Revision: 42263 Date: May 22, 2024, 3:26 p.m.
HB1093 Revision: 41484 Date: March 28, 2024, 6:41 p.m.
HB1093 Revision: 41312 Date: March 20, 2024, 4:22 p.m.
HB1093 Revision: 39579 Date: Nov. 28, 2023, 9:02 a.m.

Docket


May 22, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/22/2024; SJ 14


May 15, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/22/2024, Vote 3-2; SC 20


April 10, 2024: Hearing: 04/17/2024, Room 100, SH, 09:45 am; SC 15


April 2, 2024: Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 8


March 28, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0911h: MA RC 187-184 03/28/2024 HJ 10


March 28, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0911h: AA DV 172-163 03/28/2024 HJ 10


March 20, 2024: Committee Report: Without Recommendation 03/18/2024 (Vote 10-10; RC) HC 12 P. 24


March 7, 2024: Executive Session: 03/18/2024 10:00 am LOB 205-207


Feb. 22, 2024: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 03/06/2024 09:30 am LOB 205-207


Feb. 21, 2024: Public Hearing: 03/05/2024 01:00 pm LOB 205-207


Nov. 28, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Education