HB1496 (2024) Detail

Relative to the state's duty to protect children in public schools.


HB 1496  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2778

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1496

 

AN ACT relative to the state's duty to protect children in public schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hoell, Merr. 27

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill adds a provision stating that the state, acting as the temporary guardian for children in public schools, has a duty to protect those children.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2778

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the state's duty to protect children in public schools.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Education; State Board of Education.  Amend RSA 186 by inserting after section 5 the following new section:

186:5-a  Duty to Protect.  Children in the public schools are there because of state requirements,

where the children do not have their parents with them.  The state is acting as the temporary guardian in loco parentis during those times and therefore the state has an obligation to use reasonable care to protect the child during those hours.

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

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1496 Revision: 40007 Date: Dec. 11, 2023, 8:55 a.m.

Docket


March 7, 2024: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/07/2024 HJ 7


Feb. 20, 2024: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate 02/13/2024 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 7


Feb. 5, 2024: Executive Session: 02/13/2024 09:45 am LOB 205-207


Jan. 31, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/05/2024 01:45 pm LOB 205-207


Dec. 11, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Education HJ 1