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Education ūüćé

SB 432 - Repealing the Education Freedom Account-school voucher program

Bill Name & Number: 

Repealing the Education Freedom Account-school voucher program – SB432

Bill Summary:

Repeals 2021 law establishing Education Freedom Accounts – School vouchers in NH

Important Dates:

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) – February 1st at 9AM Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Vote: 

Senate Vote:

HB 1683 - Repealing the Education Freedom Account-school voucher program

Bill Name & Number: 

Repealing the Education Freedom Account-school voucher program – HB1683

Bill Summary:

Repeals 2021 law establishing Education Freedom Accounts – School vouchers in NH

Important Dates:

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) – February 4th Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Vote: 

Senate Vote:

HB 607 - Expanding Access and Funding Sources for Education Freedom Accounts

Bill Name & Number: 

Establishing local education savings accounts for students – HB607

Bill Summary:

HB607 expands on the previously passed legislation in June, 2021 creating Freedom Education Accounts. It eases eligibility access and allows funding for these accounts to come from both state and local town funds earmarked for public schools. The funding limit for local municipalities is based on local per student funding and has an estimated average of $10,000 per student. (add citation)

Important Dates:

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) РNo Date?  Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Vote: 

Senate Vote:

Relevant Article Links to Learn More:

Higher Ed NH РUnderstanding the Statewide Property Education Tax (SWEPT)  published Oct, 2021

HB 1680 - Establishing a foundation opportunity budget program for funding public education

Bill Name & Number: 

Establishing a foundation opportunity budget program for funding public education – HB1680

Bill Summary:

This bill modifies the determination and funding for an opportunity for a constitutionally adequate education by establishing foundation opportunity budgets and state foundation opportunity grants.

Important Dates:

Subcommittee Work Session: 01/31/2022 10:00 am LOB 205-207

Full Committee Work Session: 02/07/2022 10:00 am LOB 205-207

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) – 1/24 at 10AM

Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Vote: 

Senate Vote:

SB 235 - Allows for multiple modes of learning (in-person or virtual)

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to the authority to offer multiple education instruction options – SB 235

Bill Summary:

Allows local municipalities to determine to offer in-person, remote learning or a combination at schools. (Jay Kahn one of the bill sponsors.)

Important Dates: January 18th

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) РNo Date?  Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Vote: 

Senate Vote: January 18th

Relevant Article Links to Learn More:

 

SB 236 - Establishing a commission to study the shortage of licensed teachers

Bill Name & Number: 

Establishing a commission to study the shortage of licensed teachers – SB236

Bill Summary:

Establishes a commission to study the storage of licensed teachers in New Hampshire. (Sponsored by Jay Kahn)

Important Dates: January 18th @9:15am Hearing

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 18th

 

SB 350 - Relative to educational personnel background checks

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to rulemaking by the state board of education on educational personnel applicant checks and licensing standards.SB350

Bill Summary:

Amend RSA 21-N:9, II(s) to include “The establishment and implementation of a secure system for conducting a check of all applicants listed in this section in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) database by utilizing the applicant‚Äôs social security number.” And update of certification fee categories.

Important Dates: January 18th @9:30am Hearing

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 18th

 

SB 351 - Relative to annual reporting by private and religious schools

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to annual performance and financial reporting by private and religious schools that receive public funds.SB351

Bill Summary:

“AN ACT relative to annual performance and financial reporting by private and religious schools that receive public funds.”

Important Dates: January 18th @9:45am Hearing

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 18th

 

SB 352 - Relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check.

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check – SB352

Bill Summary:

Relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check.

Important Dates: January 13th

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 13th

 

SB 353 - Relative to the professional standards board

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to the professional standards board – SB353

Bill Summary:

Relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check.

Important Dates: January 13th

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 13th

 

Voting Rights ūüó≥ÔłŹ

Voting Rights Bills - Click to Open Up List of Bills Targeting Voter Access

SUPPRESSION OF THE VOTE 

CACR ‚Äď 36 CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Changing the constitution language from requiring that a potential voter to be domiciled in NH to being a resident of NH.  Because they kept losing the efforts to block out of state college students from voting in NH because of the constitutional language they are working to just change the constitution 

HB 1574 ‚Äď HOUSE BILL

Prohibiting the University System from charging out of state tuition for students from out of state going to school and voting in NH.

HB 1542 ‚Äď HOUSE BILL

When a voter comes to vote without identification they would no longer be able to vote by signing an affidavit but would only be able to submit a Provisional Ballot

HB 1153 ‚Äď HOUSE BILL

Absentee ballots may not be mailed to voters before a ballot application has been received and approved. 

Voting Rights Bills - Click to Open Up List of Bills Targeting Vote Counting and Intimidation

SUBVERSION OF ELECTION RESULTS

HB 1484 ‚Äď Conducting an independent audit of the 2020 election¬†

 

HB 1064 ‚ÄďThis bill would require that all ballots must be hand marked v. machine marked and all counted by hand v. machine counting of election results

 

HB 67 РAny NH Voters may bring a suit in Superior Court for the removal of an election official if they believe they have not executed their job appropriately.  If they “prevail they are reimbursed for court costs.

 

HB 1174 ‚Äď This bill would eliminate the language that requires election challangers to stay 6 weeks away from the actual election workers.¬† It states only that they can be closer than 6 feet ‚Äď offers no required distance.¬†¬†

Healthcare ūü©ļ

Healthcare Bills

Content to come. Do you know of a bill that should be here – Contact Us.

Social Justice 

SB 304 - relative to discrimination in public workplaces and education

Bill Name & Number: 

relative to discrimination in public workplaces and education – SB304

Bill Summary:

Relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check.

Important Dates: January 12th РIn Committee

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 12th

 

Social Justice Bills

Content to come. Do you know of a bill that should be here – Contact Us.

Women & Family 

Women & Family Bills

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Clean Energy & Environmental Issues

Clean Energy NH (CENH) Provides a Bill Tracker

Clean Energy NH has created a bill tracker to monitor bills in the House and Senate. They note what bills they support, are neutral, or oppose. Check out the page and learn more about energy bills in NH.

HB1459 Solar Panel Recycling

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to Solar Panel Recycling – HB1459

Bill Summary:

This bill establishes a program and fund for the recycling of photovoltaic solar panels. (Unfortunately it sets up unfunded new government positions and lacks proper funding.)

Important Dates: In Committee

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: January 25th 9:00AM

Senate Action: 

 

SB 265 - Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties – SB265

Bill Summary:

Establishes notification rules in New Hampshire for energy aggregation customers within a county to be notified if opt-in aggregation program is adopted by the county.

Important Dates:

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: In Committee

 

SB 265 - Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties – SB265

Bill Summary:

Establishes notification rules in New Hampshire for energy aggregation customers within a county to be notified if opt-in aggregation program is adopted by the county.

Important Dates:

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: In Committee

 

SB 265 - Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties – SB265

Bill Summary:

Establishes notification rules in New Hampshire for energy aggregation customers within a county to be notified if opt-in aggregation program is adopted by the county.

Important Dates:

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) Р Check out NH General Courts & sign in PRO or CON on a bill here.

House Action: 

Senate Action: In Committee