SB341 (2024) Detail

Relative to mandatory disclosure by school district employees to parents.


SB 341 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

04/05/2024   0786s

2024 SESSION

24-2832

02/05

 

SENATE BILL 341

 

AN ACT relative to mandatory disclosure by school district employees to parents.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Lang, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Innis, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Gendreau, Dist 1; Sen. Murphy, Dist 16; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Abbas, Dist 22; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 5; Rep. Moffett, Merr. 4; Rep. Osborne, Rock. 2; Rep. Packard, Rock. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires all school employees to respond honestly and completely to written requests by parents regarding information relating to their 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/05/2024   0786s 24-2832

02/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to mandatory disclosure by school district employees to parents.

 

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

 

1  Short Title.  This act shall be known as the Honesty and Transparency in Education Act.

2  New Section; Communications Between Teachers and Parents.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 13-c the following new section:

189:13-d  Communications Between Teachers and Parents.

I.  Educators credentialed by the New Hampshire department of education shall have a duty to respond to written inquiries by parents regarding material information relating to their child enrolled in that educator’s school. Such response to a written request shall be sent within 10 business days of its receipt and be answered completely and honestly to the extent permitted by state or federal law.

II.  If, in the good faith determination of the credential holder, such complete and honest response to a request would put the student at imminent risk of physical harm, abuse, or neglect, such credential holder shall file a report with the department of health and human services within 48 hours of such determination in accordance with RSA 169-C:30, and may withhold only the information that creates the risk.

III.  On or before June 30, 2025, the state board of education shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, amending the code of ethics and the code of conduct for New Hampshire educators relative to this section.

IV.  Violation of this section shall be considered a violation of the code of conduct for New Hampshire educators and subject to investigation, in accordance with administrative rules, against that credential holder.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 21, 2024 2024-0786s

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 4, 2024 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
March 7, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 22, 2024 House Hearing
April 22, 2024 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

SB341 Revision: 41542 Date: April 5, 2024, 12:13 p.m.
SB341 Revision: 40941 Date: Feb. 21, 2024, 9:41 a.m.
SB341 Revision: 40127 Date: Dec. 11, 2023, 12:58 p.m.

Docket


April 16, 2024: Executive Session: 04/22/2024 12:45 pm LOB 205-207


April 16, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/22/2024 10:00 am LOB 205-207


April 10, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 03/28/2024 and referred to Education HJ 11


April 5, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0786s, RC 13Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/05/2024; SJ 8


April 5, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-0786s, AA, VV; 04/05/2024; SJ 8


March 21, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0786s, 04/05/2024, Vote 3-1; SC 13


March 21, 2024: Special Order to Next Session, Without Objection, MA; 03/21/2024; SJ 7


March 7, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0786s, 03/21/2024, Vote 3-1; SC 11


March 7, 2024: Special Order to 03/21/2024, Without Objection, MA; 03/07/2024 SJ 6


Feb. 21, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0786s, 03/07/2024, Vote 3-1; SC 9


Dec. 14, 2023: Hearing: 01/04/2024, Room 101, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 48


Dec. 11, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Education; SJ 1