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SB193 text
RETAINED BILL FROM 2017 SESSION establishing education freedom savings accounts for students. John Reagan, Joseph Pitre roll call
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ODuring the 2017 Session, the Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2017-0500s on a 13-10 Roll call vote on 2/23. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass. The Senate PASSED the bill on a 14-9 Roll Call voted on 3/16. The bill crossed over to the House, but was retained in committee. The bill was taken up again by the House in 11/17. The full House PASSED the bill with Amendment 2530h on a 184-162 Roll Call vote on 1/3. see HJ 1 P. 100. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. On 3/9, there was a public hearing on the bill, and there were then several Work Sessions of the Division II subcommittee. The Majority Committee Report is to Refer the bill for Interim Study at the 5/2 House Session. The Vote was 14-12. The Minority Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1289h (NT). At the House Session on 5/2, a motion to Table the bill Failed on a 15-314 Roll Call vote. The House then Voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a 170-159 Roll Call vote. At the House Session on 5/3, a motion to Reconsider the bill FAILED on a 165-172 Roll Call vote. NH-AFT; Reaching Higher NHaudioSB193 was Referred for Interim Study on 5.2 and a motion to Reconsider it Failed on 5/3. But late on 5/3, the Senate attached the bill to an unrelated charter school bill (HB 1636- see below) and Passed it 14-10. Deerfield Sen. John Reagan, said there was strong support for doing this. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20180504/NEWS04/180509690https://reachinghighernh.org/2018/03/22/infographic-sb-193-evolution/http://www.concordmonitor.com/SB193-voted-down-for-good-17272688http://nh.aft.org/legislative-bulletins/aft-nh-legislative-bulletin-2018-14
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HB1636 text
establishing a committee to study teacher preparation and education programs. THE WORDING IN THE ORIGINAL SB193 BILL WAS LATER INCLUDED IN HB1636Sponsors: (Prime) Mary Gile , Mary Heath, Mel Mylerroll callEducationThe Committee Report was that the House Ought to Pass the bill for the 3/6 Session. The vote was 18-2; see HC 9 P. 14 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1427s for the 5/2 Senate session; see SC 19. After various motions on 5/2, the bill was Tabled on a Voice Vote. On 5/3, Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove the bill from the Table, and it Passed on a Voice Vote. Sen. Kahn proposed Floor Amendment #2018-1898s ( which would bring back the Death Benefit for School Employee Killed in Line of Duty, which the Senate had removed from HB1415 0n 4/26), and it PASSED on a 19-5 Roll Call vote. Sen. Reagan then proposed Floor Amendment #2018-1925s (bringing back the wording in the original SB193 bill), and it PASSED on a 14-10 Roll Call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-1898s, 2018-1925s, 2018-1427s, and 2018-1851s on a Voice Vote. (See the Kahn and Reagan floor amendments introduced on 5/3 to the right in columns M and N) HB1636, with the wording of the original SB193 attached came back to the House on May 10th. At the House Session on 5/10, the Motion to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1427s, 1851s, 1898s, and 1925s, and to Request a Committee of Conference on these amendments FAILED on a 168-173 Roll Call vote. The House then PASSED a motion to Non-Concur with the 4 Senate Amendments, on a 180-163 Roll Call vote. audioFloor Amendment #2018-1925sFloor Amendment #2018- 1898shttps://anhpe.org/2018/05/04/update-on-the-effort-to-resuscitate-sb-193-action-through-the-end-of-the-session/
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HB609 text
RETAINED BILL This bill establishes a student career and college investment program which will be available to any student enrolled in a public school or chartered public school and who completes a financial literacy program in the second grade or later and makes an appropriation for the biennium ending June 30, 2019 to fund student accounts.
Mary Gile, Patricia Lovejoy, Jeff Woodburn, Carolyn Gargasz, Dan Feltes, Mary Jane Wallner, Rick Ladd
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SISThere were several Finance Division II Work Sessions. The Committee Report for the 3/21 House session was Refer the bill for Interim Study. The vote was 26-0; see HC 11 P. 3. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/21. This was a bill in 2017 called "An act establishing a children's savings account program and making an appropriation therefor."
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1HB1686 textrelative to applications for and the use of education tax credits. This bill allows a taxpayer to use credit computed under the education tax credit against taxes due and payable under the interest and dividends tax. This bill also modifies the procedure for the application for tax credits by business organizations, business enterprises, and individuals.
Sponsors: (Prime) Gregory Hill , John Reagan, Richard Hinch, Carol McGuire, Andy Sanborn, Rick Ladd, Leonard Turcotte, Gary Daniels, Sean Morrisonroll callEducationOThe Majority Committee report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 13-10. See HC 9 P 66. The House PASSED the bill with amendment 0155h and amendment 0831h on a 168-147 roll call vote on 3/15. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/4. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/26 Senate session; see SC 18. The Senate PASSED the bill on a 13-10 Roll Call vote on 4/26. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee. See SJ 14. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass, at the 5/3 Senate Session; see SC 19A. At the Senate Session on 5/3 Floor Amendment #2018-1861s Failed on a 10-14 Roll Call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill on a 14-10 Roll Call Vote; see SJ 16. audioFloor Amendment #2018-1861s
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1SB357This bill was originally concerned with school safety in regard to drugs. A proposed amendment would expand the bill to clarify that public schools have the right to create gun-free zones at their institutions. Sponsors: John Reagan, Bob Giuda, David Watters, Rick Ladd, Ruth Ward roll callEducationSThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment; see SC 8. On 2/22, there was a motion to Rerefer the bill and it PASSED on a Voice vote; see SJ 5. On 3/13, there was a public hearing on proposed amendment #2018-0875s in Reps Hall in the State House. See Senate Calendar 11. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass, (without the amendment) for the 3/21 Senate session; see Senate Calendar 13. At the Senate session on 3/21, Floor Amendment #2018-1173s (essentially the same as amendment #2018-0875s) FAILED on a 9-14 roll call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill on a 22-1 roll call vote. See Senate Journal 9. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/3. There was an Executive Session on the bill on 4/17. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1386h. for the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 20-0. see HC 17 P. 5. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1386h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. At the Senate Session on 5/10, the Senate Voted to Concur with the House Amendment on a Voice Vote.
AFT-NHaudio "AFT-NH was heartened to see Senator Hennessey offer an amendment to SB 357, empowering school boards to determine whether firearms should be permitted in their safe school zones. Federal law bars weaponry in such zones but under NH law only the Legislature can regulate guns. The amendment is in response to the event in Florida and follows NH’s hallowed tradition of local control." This amendment would have provided the opportunity for true local control by allowing school officials to discuss this issue at the local level and come up with a policy that is most appropriate for their community. The amendment ultimately did not pass.http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/HearingReport.aspx?id=14100&sy=2018
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1SB358 textrelative to reorganization of the Dept. of Education.The bill gives the commissioner more authority to make changes in the future, with legislative approval.Sponsors: (Prime) John ReaganEducationOCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0064s, for the 01/18 Senate session; see SC 3 . The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on 1/18, on a Voice vote . See Senate Journal 2. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/27. There was an Executive Session on the bill on 4/17. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1475h for the 5/2 House Session; the vote was 20-0. see HC 17 P. 5 . The House PASSED the bill with Amendment #2018-1475 h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. The Senate Voted to Concur with the House Amendment on a Voice Vote on 5/10. audioAFSC: This bill was filed at the request of Education Comm. Frank Edelblut.
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1HB1277 textrelative to the renomination of teachers.This bill reduces from 5 to 3 consecutive years of teaching required for a teacher to be entitled to notification and a hearing where the teacher is not reappointed.Sponsors: (Prime) Herbert Richardsonroll callEducationSITL The Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 11-9. See HC 9 P. 50. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 3/6. AFT-NH supports this bill "as an improvement in public education and a partial solution to the recruitment and retention problems plaguing public education in NH". NEA NH and Reaching Higher NH also support the bill.From AFT-NH "...3 years used to be the standard, but in 2011 the length of time that a teacher is an “at will” employee was lengthened to 5 years. ....lengthening the period of “at will” employment has not resulted in any significant rise in the number of teachers terminated, ...Moreover, at a time when many Districts face serious problems in regards to teacher recruitment and retention, how does maintaining five years of uncertainty improve the situation"
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1HB1405 textThis bill provides family and medical leave to certain school district employees who are not otherwise eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.Sponsors: (Prime) Kristina Schultzroll callEducationSITLThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate. The vote was 12-9. See HC 9 P 61. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 169-162 roll call vote on 3/15. AFT-NH, NEA NHFrom AFT-NH: . "HB 1405 would have provided access to unpaid FMLA leave to those school personnel working 900 hours or more, meaning it would have offered unpaid leave to para-educators who are often part-time and do not work in summers. Although the leave is unpaid and thus costs the District nothing, the majority on Labor deemed it unacceptable, perhaps because those who work part-time are not deserving of family leave?"
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2HB1744 textauthorizing a parent to exempt his or her child from participating in the statewide assessment program.Sponsors: (Prime) Victoria Sullivan , John Reagan, Lisa Freeman, Kevin Verville, Glenn Cordelli, Brenda Willis, William Gannonroll call
Education
OThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment - for the 3/6 House Session. The vote was 12-7. See HC 9 P. 38. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/3. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 session; SC 17. The Senate PASSED the bill on a 14-10 Roll call vote on 4/19; see SJ 13. Reaching Higher NHThis bill provides that a student exempted from taking the statewide assessment by the student's parent or legal guardian shall not be penalized, requires a school district to provide an appropriate alternative educational activity for the time period during which the assessment is administered, and provides that the name of the parent or legal guardian objecting to the assessment shall be excluded from access under RSA 91-A.
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2HB1228 textremoving the limitation on a chartered public school incurring long term debt.This bill deletes the limitation on public charter schools that required them to be in operation for 5 years before incurring long term debt.Sponsors: (Prime) Gregory Hill , Rick Ladd, Leonard Turcotte, Harold French, John Reagan, Kenneth Weyler, Carol McGuire, Kevin Avard, Lisa Freemanroll callEducationOThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 11-9. See HC 9 P. 38. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate There was a public hearing on 3/20. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass, for the 04/05 Senate session. See SC 15. At the Senate session on 4/5. a motion to Table the bill FAILED on a 7-16 Roll call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill on a 17-6 roll call vote; see Senate Journal 11. Reaching Higher NHaudio
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2HB1333 textrelative to the criteria for teachers in charter schools.This bill requires the teaching staff of a chartered public school to consist of a minimum of 80 percent of teachers licensed by the state of New Hampshire.Sponsors: (Prime) Janice Schmidt , Timothy Horrigan, Linda Tanner, Ellen Read, Connie Van HoutenEducationSITLThe Majority Committee report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 11-9. See HC 9 P 51. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 195-128 Division vote on 3/6.Reaching Higher NH
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2HB1229 textrelative to the teachers' voting requirement for becoming a charter conversion school.This bill provides that an existing public school may become a charter conversion school by a vote of the school boardSponsors: (Prime) Gregory Hill , Rick Ladd, Carol McGuire, Leonard Turcotte, Kevin Avard, John Reagan, Kenneth Weyler, Lisa Freeman, Harold FrenchEducationOITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 2/22 House session. The vote was 18-2; see HC 7 P. 6. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/22. Reaching Higher NHFrom HC 7 Committee report: This bill changes the requirements to convert a traditional public school to a charter conversion school. As written, this bill would allow three members of a school board to change a traditional public school to a charter. There are no requirements for public hearings, or approval by the voters. Committee report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 18-2 vote
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2HB1710 textThis bill changes the amount which operators may retain from meals and rooms taxes collected. The bill continually appropriates certain meals and rooms tax revenues for school building aid grants.Sponsors: (Prime) Michael Cahill , Martha Fuller Clark, Mel Myler, Charlotte DiLorenzo, Judith Spang, Wayne Burton
Education
SThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate for the 2/7 House session. The vote was 20-3. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 200-80 Division vote on 2/15. Reaching Higher NHaudio
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2HB1439 textThis bill provides that any private school that contracts with a school district to provide for the education of a child who resides in the school district shall comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and New Hampshire standards for the education of children with disabilities.Sponsors: (Prime) Tamara Le , David Watters, Kimberly Rice, Martha Fuller Clark, Laura Pantelakos, Peter Leishman, Mariellen MacKay, Mel Myler, Linda Tanner, Mary Heath, Pamela GordonEducationSISThe Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 19-1. See HC 9 P. 13. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.Reaching Higher NH
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2HB1282 textrepealing the provisions for tax exemptions for certain chartered public school facilities.Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy HorriganEducationSITLThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate for the 2/7 House session. The vote was 23-0; see HC 5 P. 18. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/8From HC 5: This bill would repeal the provision of RSA 79-H, which allows cities or towns to give tax breaks to chartered public schools which lease taxable real estate for their functions. State law prevents chartered public schools from owning their own property for the first five years of their existence. If towns or cities wish to encourage public charter schools to produce good students too, they should be allowed to do so.
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3HB1551 textrelative to the retention of records of individualized education programs.Sponsors: (Prime) Gregory HillEducationThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 2/7 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 5 P. 7 The House PASSED the bill on 2/8, on a Voice vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a pubilc hearing on 3/6. The Committee Report for the 4/5 Senate session is that the bill Ought to Pass. The vote was 5-0; see SC 15. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5. see SJ 11. Reaching Higher NHaudio
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3HB1819 textThis bill makes various changes to the administration of applications, awards, and credits issued under the education tax credit program.Sponsors: (Prime) Yvonne Dean-Bailey , Carol McGuireroll callEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0295h for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 17-3; see HC 5 P. 21. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on 2/8, on a 303-42 roll call vote. It was then referred to the Ways and Means Committee. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1053h for 03/21 House session. The vote was 23-0; see HC 11 P. 4 . The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1053h and floor amendment 1175h on a Voice vote on 03/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/4. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 5/2 Senate session; see SC 19. At the Senate Sessio non 5/3, Floor Amendment #2018-1901s Passed on a Voice Vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1901s on a Voice Vote. See SJ 16. The House Concurred with Senate Amendment 1901s on a Voice Vote on 5/10. audio
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3HB1698 textrelative to the cost of special education services for foster children.This bill provides that for any child placed in a home for children, the sending district is required to pay the receiving district the actual prorated cost of the special education and related services provided by the receiving district.Sponsors: (Prime) Virginia Irwin , James Grenier, Linda MassimillaEducationThe bill PASSED the House on 2/6 on a Voice vote and it was referred to the Finance Committee. There was a Division II Work session on 3/14. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 03/21 House session. The vote was 26-0. See House Calendar 11 P. 3 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/21. The bill crossed over to the Senate.There was a public hearing on 4/10. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 Senate session; See SC 17. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19; see SJ 13.
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3HB1496 textThis bill modifies requirements for performance based accountability for an adequate education.Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , Glenn Cordelli, Terry Wolf, James Grenier, Bob GiudaEducationThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 17-2. See HC 9 P. 13. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27.
The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1249s at the 4/19 Senate session; see SC 17. At the Senate session on 4/19, Floor Amendment #2018-1593s PASSED on a Voice vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-1249s and 2018-1593s on a Voice vote; see SJ 13. The House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1249s and 1593s and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote. A Conference Committee Meeting was held on 5/16.
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3SB441 textrelative to final grades in schools.Sponsors: (Prime) David Watters , John Reagan, Jay Kahn, James GrenierEducationThe bill PASSED the Senate on a Voice vote on 2/15. See Senate Journal 4. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. There was an Executive Session on the bill in Committee on 4/17. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1557h at the 5/2 House Session; the vote was 15-5. see HC 17 P. 14. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1557h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. The Senate Voted to Non-Concur with House Amendment 1557h on a Voice Vote on 5/10; see SJ 17. NEA NHaudio
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3HB1499 textrelative to the focus and components of New Hampshire kindergartens.This bill provides that kindergarten shall be play based and include movement, expression, exploration, socialization, and music.
Sponsors: (Prime) Victoria Sullivan , Lynne Ober, Alfred Baldasaro, Chris True, Lisa Freeman, Kevin Verville, Richard Hinch, Claire Rouillard, Kevin Avard, Gregory Hill, Andrew Prout, Dave Testerman, Sean Morrison, William GannonEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0606h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 14. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0606h on a 328-8 Division vote on 03/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There wasa public hearing on the bill and on proposed amendment #2018-1370s on 4/10; see SC 16. Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass, for the 4/19 Senate session; see SC 17. The Senate PASSED the bill on a 13-11 Roll call vote on 4/19; see SJ 13.
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SB382 text
This bill requires certain cooperative school districts to amend their articles of agreement to include a method of withdrawal from the cooperative districtSponsor: John Reagan
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Committee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 02/01 Senate session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 5. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/1. See Senate Journal 3. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. There was an Executive Session on the bill on 4/17. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1195h at the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 19-0. see HC 17 P. 5. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1195h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. The Senate Voted to Concur with House Amendment 1195h on a Voice Vote on 5/10. audioLWV says this bill is clear and sensible
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SB540 text
This bill deletes the requirement that revenue distributed to districts entitled to kindergarten grants be prorated if revenue raised through keno is insufficient to fully fund the grants.
Dan Feltes; Bette Lasky; Paul Henle; Martha Hennessey; Jeff Woodburn; Mel Myler; Jay Kahn; Donna Soucy; Mary Heath; Kevin Cavanaugh; Robert Renny Cushing; David Luneauroll call
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Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0980s, 03/14/2018; SC 11. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-0980s and floor amendment 2018-1101s on a Voice vote on 3/14. See Senate Journal 7. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/28. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1315h for the 04/12 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 14 P. 4. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1315h on a Voice vote on 4/12. The bill was Referred to the Ways and Means Committee. There was a Public Hearing on 4/17. The Majority Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1518h at the 4/26 House Session; the vote was 21-2. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1518h on a 247-49 Roll Call vote on 4/26. On 5/2, the Senate Voted to Nonconcur with House Amendment 1518h and to Request a Committee of Conference. Committee of Conference Meetings were held on 5/16 and 5/17.audio
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3HB1492-L textThis bill provides a course of action when a child's attendance at an assigned school results in an educational hardship.
Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , Glenn Cordelli, Bob Giuda, Ruth WardEducationOISThe Committee Report was that the bill should be referred for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 19-0. See House Calendar 9, page 13. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.Reaching Higher NH - https://reachinghighernh.org/2018/02/06/house-considers-changes-manifest-educational-hardship-provision/"the backdoor voucher bill". This bill would cost money at the local level. It tries to redefine “manifest hardship” to mean almost anything a parent might want to use as a reason to choose a different school. The local district would pick up the entire cost of the tuition for the student placement. This bill would open up a flood gate, and would ruin a process that is important, used rarely, and protects the most vulnerable students.
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3HB1552 textrequiring school districts to submit an annual report concerning gifted students.Sponsors: (Prime) Michael Moffett , Lou D'AllesandroEducationISThe Majority Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study- for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 16-4. See HC 9 P. 38 . The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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3HB1559 textrelative to certification requirements for assistant principals.Sponsors: (Prime) Lynne Ober , Kenneth Weyler, Glenn Cordelli, J. Tracy Emerick, Bob Giuda, John Reagan, Barbara Shaw, Rick Ladd, Karen UmbergerEducationITLThe Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 19-0. See HC 9 P. 14. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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3HB1765 textrelative to policies regarding chartered public schools.Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy Horrigan
Education
ITLThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/7 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 5 P. 8. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8 on a Voice vote.Reaching Higher NH
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3HB1802 textrelative to the statewide education property tax.This bill requires municipalities to remit any excess statewide education property tax to the state for deposit in the general fund.Sponsors: (Prime) Paul Henleroll call
Education
ITLThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 15-6. See HC 9 P. 79 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 198-126 roll call vote on 03/21.audioFrom LWV: "Currently about 30 property-rich towns raise more revenue from the statewide education property tax than they would receive under student funding formulas for an adequate education. The towns keep those funds local, passing them on to the school districts. This bill would “require municipalities to remit any excess of these excess property taxes to the state’s General Fund….Based on FY 2019 preliminary data, this would result in [nearly $30 million] increase to the General Fund and a orresponding decrease to local revenue.” LWV said it will need to hear the discussion on this bill.
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3HB1681 textestablishing an early childhood development tax credit against business taxes administered by the community development finance authority.
Sponsors: (Prime) Paul Henle , Karen Ebel, Skip Berrien, Martha Fuller Clark, Jeb Bradley, Mary Jane Wallner, Patrick Abrami, John Fothergill, Dan Feltes, Edith DesMarais
EducationITLThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate for the 2/7 House session. The vote was 14-9. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislateon on 2/15, on a 153-131 Division vote. This bill allows a business to contribute to the Community Development Finance Authority for the purpose of funding early childhood development projects and receive a tax credit equal to 75% of the contribution against its business taxes. From HC 6 Minority report: There was overwhelming and compelling testimony in support of this bill due to the dire need for child care infrastructure financing in our state. The business community spoke to the workforce crisis and the challenge they are facing hiring workers due to the shortage of quality child care in NH. The child care community testified to the difficulty they are having accessing capital for both expansion and improvement projects
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3HB1351 textrelative to notification to parents by charter schools when a child's teacher has not met certification requirements.Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy HorriganEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 20-0. see HC 5 P. 7. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8 on a Voice vote.NEA NH
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3HB1353 textestablishing a commission to study equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in athletics.Sponsors: (Prime) Michael Moffett , David Watters, John Reagan, Mel Myler, Tamara Le, William GannonEducationISCommittee Report: Refer for Interim Study for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 5 P. 7. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on 2/8 on a Voice vote.
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3HB1814 textrelative to assigning the undesignated revenue surplus to the education trust fund for the purpose of restoring annual reductions in stabilization grants to municipalities.This bill requires the department of education to distribute certain surplus funds to municipalities to offset stabilization grant reductions in fiscal year 2019.
Sponsors: (Prime) Werner Horn , Steven Smith, Michael Moffett, Dave Testermanroll call
Education
ITLThe Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 24-0. See HC 9 P. 55. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 228-102 roll call vote on 3/6.
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3HB1492 textrelative to a course of action when a child's attendance at a school has resulted in a manifest educational hardship.Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , Glenn Cordelli, Bob Giuda, Ruth WardEducationISThe Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 19-0. See HC 9 P. 13. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.HB1492-Local would cost money at the local level, and is one of the more onerous Educatoin bills. It tries to redefine “manifest hardship” to mean almost anything a parent might want to use as a reason to choose a different school. The local district would pick up the entire cost of the tuition for the student placement. This bill would open up a flood gate, and would ruin a process that is important, used rarely, and protects the most vulnerable students.
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3HB1369 textlimiting educational assessments to academic skills and knowledge.Sponsors: (Prime) Glenn Cordelli , Elizabeth Ferreira, Josh Moore, Gary Daniels, Michael Moffett, Bob Giuda, John Reagan, Joseph Pitre, Ruth Wardroll callEducationITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06 House session. Vote was 12-7; RC) HC 9 P. 51. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 210-105 roll call vote on 3/6. Reaching Higher NH: The bill would remove “student dispositions, empathy, values, attitude, sensitivity, or behavioral qualities such as habits of the mind” from the definition of work study practices and from any annual statewide assessment.
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3HB1722 textrelative to the property tax exemption for chartered public school property, including leased property.Sponsors: (Prime) J.R. Hoell , Daniel Itse
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3HB1650 textremoving education as required by law as a criterion for determining child neglect.Sponsors: (Prime) J.R. Hoell , Daniel Itseroll callEducationISMajority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-2; RC) HC 9 P. 36. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a 241-88 roll call vote on 3/6.
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3HB1432 textrequiring certain schools to establish nondiscrimination and employee background check policies. This bill requires all schools or educational services that receive public funds to perform background checks on all employees and volunteers and to follow federal and state nondiscrimination laws..Sponsors: (Prime) Linda Tanner , Janice Schmidt, David Doherty, Wayne Burton, Mary Heath, Dan Feltes, Dan Wolf, Connie Van Houtenroll call
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ITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 9 P. 67 . The bill was not hear on 3/6 and was Special Ordered to the 3/15 House session. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 165-138 roll call vote on 3/15. Reaching Higher NH
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establishing a death benefit for a school employee killed in the line of duty. (Amendment #2018-1791s at the Senate Session on 4/26 changed the title and purpose of the bill to read as follows: "AN ACT making an appropriation to the public school infrastructure fund to improve security in public schools" (See the amendment in column N) Sponsors: (Prime) Mary Heath , Donna Soucy, James Grenier, Mel Myler, Patricia Cornell, Dan Feltes, Jay Kahn, Lou D'Allesandro, Paul Berchroll callLabor & EconomyMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0398h for 02/07/2018 (Vote 11-6; RC) HC 5 P. 22 The bill PASSED the House on a roll call vote, and was referred to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0897h. The vote was 26-0; see HC 11 P. 20 . The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0897h on a Voice vote on 03/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/4. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/12 Senate session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 16. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/12. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee: see SJ 12 . The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/26 Senate session; see SC 18 . At the Senate Session on 4/26, Floor Amendment #2018-1791s ultimately Passed on an 18-6 Roll Call vote after a series of motions. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1791s on a Voice vote. see SJ 14. (See amendment #2018-1791s in column N). On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1791s and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote . A Conference Committee Meeting was held on 5/16. The Senate Adopted Conference Committee Report #2018-2028c on a Voice Vote on 5/23. see SJ 18 . The House Adopted CC Report 2028c on a 262-76 Roll Call vote on 5/23. NEA NH; AFT-NH: audioAFT-NH: "This bill passed the House on a voice vote, and in the wake of Parkland, nary a dissenting voice was raised. AFT testified in favor of the bill, noting that like law enforcement and fire fighters, this death benefit would be for those giving their lives to protect the lives of other citizens, the students we entrust to their care."amendment #2018-1791sKahn amendment #2018-1898sThe death benefit provisions were brought back by the Kahn floor amendment that was attached to HB1636 at the Senate Session on 5/4, along with the original wording of SB193. The Senate then PASSED HB1636 with the amendments, but the House voted to Not Concurr, and that bill died.
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HB1354 text
adding the speaker of the house of representatives and senate president as permanent members of the university system board of trustees.Sponsors: (Prime) Richard Hinch , Erin Hennesseyroll callEducationMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 9 P. 51. The House PASSED The bill on a roll call vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1441s, for 4/19 Senate session; see SC 17 . The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1441s on a Voice vote on 4/19; see SJ 13. On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1441s and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote. A Conference Committee Meeting was held on 5/16. audio
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HB1598 text
relative to the vote to withdraw from a cooperative school district.Sponsors: (Prime) James Grenier , David Watters, John Reagan, Virginia Irwin, Ruth Ward, Kenneth Weyler, Suzanne Gottling, James Belanger, Steven Smith, Thomas Laware, Dan WolfEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0578h for the 02/22 House session. The vote was 19-1; see HC 7 P. 7. The bill PASSED the House with an amendment on 2/22, on a Voice vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/3. Committee Report: Ought to Pass on 4/12; see SC 16. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/12; see SJ 12.
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relative to the statewide assessment system of performance in schools.Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , Robert Elliott, Glenn Cordelli, Victoria Sullivan, Michael Moffett, Bob GiudaEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0675h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 13. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0675h on a Voice vote on 03/06. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/20. Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass, for the 04/05 Senate session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 15 . The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5. See SJ 11
Reaching Higher NHReaching Higher NH: The bill specifies that the annual statewide assessment should measure only academic achievement and growth and will not measure non-objective data, including “work-study practices or student behaviors.”
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HB1494 text
relative to the definition of academic standards.Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , Glenn CordelliEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0575h for 02/22/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 7 P. 7. The House PASSED the bill with the amendment on a Voice vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 03/20. Committee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 04/5 Senate session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 15 . The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5; see SJ 11audio
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relative to accountability for school performance.Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , Mel MylerEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0750h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 18-1; CC) HC 9 P. 14 . The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There wa a public hearing on 3/27. Committee Report: Ought to Pass on 4/19; see SC 17. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19; see SJ 13. audio
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HB1498 text
relative to alternate certification pathways for career and technical education instructors.Sponsors: (Prime) Rick Ladd , John Graham, Kathleen Hoelzel, Lynne Ober, Glenn CordelliEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 7 P. 7. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. Committee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 5/2 Senate session; see SC 19. At the Senate Session on 5/2, a motion to Pass the bill Failed on a Voice Vote. The Senate then Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate, on a Voice Vote. See SJ 15 audio
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requiring school districts to establish policies relating to suspensions and expulsions.Sponsors: (Prime) Mary Gile , Mel MylerEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22/2018 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 7 P. 7. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 02/22 . The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1458s, on 4/19; see SC 17 . The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1458s on a Voice vote on 4/19. see SJ 13 . On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1458s and to Request a Committee of Conference on a Voice Vote. A Conference Committee Meeting was held on 5/16. audio
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4SB349relative to course requirements in a career and technical education program.Sponsors: (Prime) David WattersEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/01/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 5 The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/1; see SJ 3. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hering on 3/20. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass for the 04/05 House session. The vote was 15-0; see HC 13 P. 4 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5.audio
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4SB382relative to withdrawal from cooperative school districts.Sponsors: (Prime) John ReaganEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/01/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 5 The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/1; see SJ 3. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1195h. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1195h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. The Senate Voted to Concur with House Amendment 1195h on a Voice vote on 5/10. audio
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4SB359relative to notice to school districts of out-of-home placements.Sponsors: (Prime) John Reagan , David Watters, Ruth WardEducationCommittee Amendment #2018-0487s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4 The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 2/15; see SJ 4. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. Committee Report: Ought to Pass for the 04/05 House session. The vote was 8-0. See HC 13 P. 3 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5.audio
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4SB360establishing a commission to study whether the department of education should be required to conduct criminal history checks, via a fingerprint check, on all applicants for teacher certification.Sponsors: (Prime) John ReaganEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0065s, 01/18/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 3. The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 01/18; see SJ 2. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. Committee Report: Ought to Pass at the 4/12 House session. The vote was 19-1. see HC 14 P. 3 The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/12. audio
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repealing Keno.Sponsors: (Prime) Matthew Scruton , Martha Fuller Clark, Chuck GrassieEducationITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 15-8; RC) The House Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/15, on a Voice vote. audio
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relative to members of the state board of education.Sponsors: (Prime) Glenn Cordelli , John Reagan, Rick Ladd, Joseph Pitre, Lisa Freeman, Victoria Sullivan, Michael Moffett, Bob Giuda, Harold FrenchEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 9 P. 13. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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HB1272 text
relative to the powers of local boards of education.Sponsors: (Prime) Glenn Cordelli , Lisa Freeman, Bob Giuda, Joseph PitreEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 9 P. 12. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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HB1452 text
relative to equalized property valuation used to apportion expenses in cooperative school districts.Sponsors: (Prime) Ed Comeau , Glenn Cordelli, Bill Nelson, Lino AvellaniEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 19-0; see HC 5 P. 7. The House voted the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/8.This bill would require that all costs in a cooperative school district be apportioned among the component districts strictly in proportion to their equalized valuation.
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relative to alternative transportation of students for public school activities.Sponsors: (Prime) Kevin Verville , Victoria SullivanEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 14. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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relative to educational evaluation of home schooled children.Sponsors: (Prime) Robert Theberge , Yvonne Thomas, Edith Tucker, Larry LaflammeEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 12 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.Reaching Higher NHReaching Higher NH: The bill amends the educational evaluation procedures for home educated children and adds notice, hearing, and appeals procedures relative to the termination of a home education program. The bill also clarifies the school district’s limited liability for home educated children.
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relative to child restraint practices in schools and treatment facilities.Sponsors: (Prime) Brandon PhinneyEducationITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 13 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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relative to the membership of the board of trustees of a chartered public school.Sponsors: (Prime) Victoria Sullivan , Barbara Shaw, Glenn Cordelli, Mel Myler, Lisa Freeman, Kevin Verville, Brenda WillisEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0643h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 17-3; CC) HC 9 P. 13. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/20. The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/5 Senate session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 15 The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 4/5. See SJ 11. audio
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4SB568 -FNrelative to criminal history record checks for school employees and certain volunteers.Sponsors: (Prime) John Reaganroll callEducationCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0965s, 03/14/2018; SC 11 . At the Senate session on 3/14, floor amendment #2018-1033s FAILED to pass on a 1-23 roll call vote. A motion to TABLE the bill then PASSED on a Voice vote. See Senate Journal 7. audio
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