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Education

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.) – No 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 – Understanding the Statewide Property Education Tax (SWEPT)  published Oct, 2021

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.

Important Dates: January 18th

Hearing on Bill (can appear in person to testify or sign in providing YOUR stance on the bill.) – No 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.

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

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 13th

 

Voting Rights

Voting Rights Bills

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Healthcare

Healthcare Bills

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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 – In Committee

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

House Action: 

Senate Action: January 12th

 

Social Justice Bills

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Women & Family

Women & Family Bills

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Clean Energy & Environmental Issues

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

House Action: 

Senate Action: In Committee

 

SB 369 - Relative to organic farming

Bill Name & Number: 

Relative to organic farming – SB369

Bill Summary:

Enacts the certification, tracking, and oversight for New Hampshire certified organic farms.

Important Dates: In Committee

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

House Action: 

Senate Action: In Committee

 

Clean Energy & Environmental Bills

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