NH 2008 Legislative Session

List of LSR's for consideration

last updated 1/1/08 at 7:00 PM

Below is the list of LSR's that are being considered for tracking. Some will be dropped because the sponsor no longer wishes to support this bill at this time. Some are duplicate efforts, and will be merged into one bill. This list is meant to be inclusive; the spirit in which it is assembled is to include anything that might remotely attract the attention of a significant number of homeschoolers. Those bills which turn out to be of little interest will not be tracked.

I have assigned priorities for tracking these bills:

Red - Very high likelihood this will impact most homeschoolers

Fuschia - Very high likelihood this will impact a subpopulation of homeschoolers

Green - Some likelihood; description is too vague to determine

Aqua - Not likely to impact homeschoolers, but it is in a policy area that has affected us in the past

White - possibly of interest to homeschoolers



LSR #

Description

Sponsors

Policy Area

Notes

2008-H-2007-R

relative to parental notification.

Fran Wendelboe
(+3)

Parental rights

HB1495

2008-H-2019-R

relative to the age of majority for purposes of pornography and prostitution-related offenses.

Nancy J Elliott
(+2)

Miscellaneous

HB1133

2008-H-2022-R

prohibiting public elementary secondary and post-secondary schools from requiring health insurance as a condition of enrollment.

Nancy J Elliott
(+3)

School improvement

HB1281

2008-H-2026-L

relative to the right-to-know law.

John H Thomas
(+3)

Citizens and government

HB1408

2008-H-2056-R

establishing motor vehicle learners' permits and relative to youth operators licenses.

Evalyn S Merrick
(+5)

Driver's education, youth operators

HB1496

2008-H-2062-R

requiring proof of motor vehicle liability insurance prior to selling a motor vehicle to a person under 21 years of age.

requiring proof of motor vehicle liability insurance for any person 20 years of age or under prior to the purchase of a motor vehicle.

Maureen C Mooney (+5)

Driver's education, youth operators

HB1497

2008-H-2064-R

relative to notification of a parent or guardian by medical professionals when treating a minor.

Maureen C Mooney
(+3)

Parental rights

HB1498

2008-H-2065-R

amending the pre-engineering technology curriculum.

David L Smith
Norman L Major
(+8)

School improvement

HB1282

2008-H-2070-R

relative to immunity for school personnel using necessary force to protect students.

Maureen C Mooney
(+5)

School improvement

HB1146

2008-S-2072-R

relative to parental notification.
requiring parental notification prior to abortion.

John S Barnes
(+10)

Parental rights

SB302

2008-H-2082-R

relative to the enforcement of parenting plans.
relative to the enforcement of child visitation orders.

Peter E Solomon
(+0)

Parental rights

HB1148

2008-H-2107-R

establishing a commission on the prevention of childhood obesity.

Joan H Schulze
(+6)

Miscellaneous

HB1422

2008-H-2110-R

relative to fees for public records.

Jordan G Ulery
(+0)

Citizens and government

HB1359

2008-H-2111-R

establishing a commission to study air quality issues in public school buildings.
relative to air quality in schools.

Catriona D Beck
(+5)

School improvement

HB1171

2008-H-2116-R

relative to financial aid for students losing aid due to registering to vote.

David M Pierce

(+0)

College access

HB1616

2008-S-2118-R

updating the health curriculum requirements for public school students.

Joseph A Foster

(+2)

School improvement

SB359

2008-H-2121-R

relating to local public education. Providing that the local political subdivision responsible for public education shall have the power to determine curriculum, set standards, and determine funding, and that the legislature may provide supplemental funding.

Paul Ingbretson

(+1)

Claremont

CACR21

2008-H-2137-R

relative to the use of credit scores in setting casualty and automobile insurance premiums.

William A Hatch

Driver's education, youth operators

withdrawn

2008-H-2145-R

relating to the membership of the senate. Providing that the senate shall consist of 36 members.

Peter B Schmidt

(+1)

Citizens and government

CACR22

2008-H-2147-R

relative to the confidentiality of health care records during the investigation of child abuse and neglect cases.
relative to the confidentiality of medical records in abuse and neglect cases.

Martha McLeod

Kathleen G Sgambati

(+6)

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody; parental rights

 

2008-H-2155-R

relating to parental rights. Providing that the Sstate shall not abridge the rights of parents to oversee control the welfare and education of their children.

Daniel C Itse

(+2)

Parental rights

CACR23

2008-H-2156-R

relating to education. Providing that the recognition of local control of education in the New Hampshire constitution is reestablished.

Daniel C Itse

Claremont

CACR29

2008-H-2158-R

relative to the citizen's petition for redress of grievances by the legislature.

reestablishing the mechanism for the people's right of redress for grievances.

Daniel C Itse

(+4)

Citizens and government

HB1543

2008-H-2162-R

relative to religious practices of children placed outside the home pursuant to RSA 169-C.
ensuring certain rights of the family are protected when a child is in a foster home or group home.

Daniel C Itse

(+1)

Parental rights

HB1184

2008-H-2164-R

relative to prohibited activities of lobbyists.

Steve  Vaillancourt

(+3)

Citizens and government

HB1392

2008-H-2167-R

requiring certain school food programs to comply with Centers for Disease Control/Institute of Medicine standards.

Cindy Rosenwald

(+5)

School improvement programs

HB1435

2008-H-2168-R

extending certain studies.

James R MacKay

Miscellaneous

HB1371

extends Commission to Develop a Comprehensive State Mental Health Plan

2008-H-2177-R

relative to the definition of truancy.

Nancy F Stiles

(+4)

Compulsory attendance

HB1161

2008-H-2178-R

relative to organization of or withdrawal from a school administrative unit.

Nancy F Stiles

(+2)

School improvement programs

HB1285

2008-H-2183-R

relative to grounds for modification of parental rights and responsibilities.

Karen K McRae

(+0)

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody; Parental rights

HB1188

2008-H-2184-R

relative to the development and enforcement of the parenting plan.

relative to joint parenting time for parents.

Karen K McRae

(+1)

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody; Parental rights

HB1189

2008-H-2221-R

relative to supervised driving time by persons completing driver education.
requiring driver education to include supervised operation of a vehicle after dark.

Lynne M Ober

(+1)

Driver's education, youth operators

HB1162

2008-H-2225-L

relative to charter school funding.

Claire D Clarke

Educational alternatives, charter schools

withdrawn

2008-H-2227-R

relative to court-ordered placements for a child in need of services.

Mary Stuart Gile

(+2)

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody

HB1289

2008-S-2239-R

relative to the responsibility for providing a free and appropriate public education to students with disabilities.

Robert J Letourneau

(+3)

Special education

SB362

2008-H-2242-R

relative to changes to the school building aid statutes and to the schoolhouses statutes.
relative to changes to the school building aid statutes and amending the schoolhouses law.

Kenneth L Weyler

(+5)

School funding

HB1446

2008-H-2244-R

relative to the counting of charter school pupils in the definition of average daily membership in residence.

J. Timothy Dunn

(+0)

Educational alternatives, charter schools

HB1164

2008-H-2252-L

relative to charter school funding and enabling charter schools to receive school building aid.

Kimberley S Casey

Educational alternatives, charter schools

withdrawn

2008-H-2264-R

requiring persons under 18 years of age to wear ski helmets.
requiring ski operators to post signs recommending the use of ski helmets.
requiring helmets for children under the age of 18 who ski and snowboard.

Elizabeth D Blanchard

(+1)

Parental rights

HB1291

2008-H-2279-R

relative to rate setting for interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.

relative to rate setting for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Judith T Reever

(+1)

Special education

HB1166

2008-H-2283-R

relative to postsecondary career courses approved by the postsecondary education commission.

Nancy J Elliott

(+2)

College access

HB1211

2008-H-2316-R

relative to dependent health insurance coverage.

John B Hunt

(+2)

Miscellaneous

HB1602

 

Repeals law passed last year

2008-H-2320-R

relative to the judicial branch family division.

Alida I Millham

Miscellaneous

withdrawn

2008-H-2324-R

prohibiting writing a text message while driving.

David B Campbell

(+2)

Drivers' education and youth operators

HB1222

2008-H-2330-L

relative to ascertaining the cost of an adequate education.

David W Hess

School funding

withdrawn

2008-H-2333-L

relative to the definition of an adequate education.

David W Hess

(+0)

Claremont

HB1224

2008-H-2355-R

making changes to the veterinary/medical/optometric education program.

Jim Ryan

(+1)

College access

HB1298

2008-H-2360-R

relative to the availability of proposed amendments to bills and resolutions.
requiring all official amendments drafted by the office of legislative services to be available on-line to the public.

Joel F Winters

(+5)

Citizens and government

HB1464

2008-H-2361-R

relative to the privilege of habeas corpus.

Joel F Winters

(+3)

Citizens and government

HB1233

Not tracked

2008-H-2364-R

relative to motorist duties when approaching highway emergencies.

Joel F Winters

Sherman A Packard

(+1)

Driver's education, youth operators

HB1235

2008-H-2367-R

relative to motor vehicle laws.
relative to updating certain portions of the motor vehicle laws.

Robert W Williams

(+0)

Driver's education, youth operators

HB1236

2008-H-2368-L

relative to fees charged by the motor vehicle division.

Robert W Williams

(+0)

Driver's education, youth operators

HB1596

2008-H-2370-R

banning sales of cigarettes through vending machines and banning the distribution of free samples of tobacco products.
banning sales of cigarettes through vending machines and banning giveaways of cigarettes for marketing purposes.

William Butynski

(+3)

 

Miscellaneous

HB1553

2008-H-2371-R

relative to the requirements for non-driver identification cards.

Peter F Bergin

Miscellaneous

withdrawn

2008-H-2373-R

establishing a commission to study the feasibility of creating a preschool incentive fund program.
establishing a state owned casino to provide funds for public education.

Mary Stuart Gile

(+5)

Early childhood

HB1299

2008-H-2379-R

relative to the legislative youth advisory council.

Carolyn M Gargasz

(+3)

Miscellaneous

HB1239

2008-S-2388-R

requiring youth operators and passengers of OHRVs and snowmobiles to wear approved protective headgear.

relative to requirements for protective headgear for youths operating OHRVs and snowmobiles.

John S Barnes

(+1)

Parental rights

SB363

2008-H-2410-L

directing New Hampshire to withdraw from the No Child Left Behind Act.

Paul Ingbretson

(+0)

School improvement

HB1504

2008-H-2424-R

relative to safety training for certain public school extracurricular activities

Joy K Tilton

(+1)

School improvement programs

HB1256

2008-H-2435-R

establishing a commission to investigate a program in which senior year of high school may be spent at a community college.

Jason M Bedrick

(+1)

School improvement programs; College access

HB1261

2008-H-2449-R

relative to the procedure for amending a birth record.
relative to removal of a name from a birth certificate.

James H Lawrence

(+0)

Parental rights

HB1380

2008-H-2469-R

relative to meeting with legal counsel under the right-to-know law.

relative to meetings with legal counsel under the right-to-know law.

James R Splaine

(+0)

Citizens and government

HB1183

2008-H-2470-R

relative to "meetings" under the right-to-know law.

relative to events posted as "non-meetings" under the right-to-know law.
relative to prohibiting "non-meetings" for the purposes of the New Hampshire right-to-know law.

James R Splaine

(+0)

Citizens and government

HB1272

2008-H-2516-R

relative to identification of registered sex offenders on the state website.

Robert J Elliott

(+1)

Miscellaneous

HB1481

2008-H-2518-L

requiring schools and school libraries to install Internet filters.

Pamela G Price

(+3)

School improvement

HB1482

2008-H-2519-R

requiring instruction in Internet safety.

Pamela G Price

(+3)

School improvement

HB1483

2008-H-2535-R

relative to parental approval of a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

Paul Hopfgarten

(+2)

Parental rights; school improvement

HB1169

2008-H-2540-R

establishing certain fees for operators of games of chance for the purpose of funding the education trust fund.

William Butynski

(+2)

Education funding

HB1509

2008-H-2541-R

relative to disciplining school employees.

J. Timothy Dunn

(+2)

School improvement

HB1328

2008-H-2546-R

relative to the process for nonrenewal of teacher contracts.

J. Timothy Dunn

(+2)

School improvement

HB1330

2008-H-2547-R

relative to maintenance of libraries.

Daniel W McKenna

School improvement

Withdrawn

 

Included because so many homeschoolers use public libraries

2008-H-2552-L

establishing a flat rate education income tax and relative to state education property tax and certain other taxes.
, and relative to other sources of education funding.

Jessie L Osborne

(+3)

School funding

HB1593

2008-H-2563-R

requiring the department of education to develop a plan to educate school personnel to recognize stress-related issues in children whose parents have served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Sharon M Carson

(+4)

School improvement

HB1336

2008-H-2564-L

prohibiting the start of public school until after Labor Day.

Robert A Foose

(+0)

Compulsory attendance

HB1489

2008-H-2567-R

adopting the uniform child abduction prevention act.

Robert A Foose

 

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody

HB1383

2008-H-2568-R

adopting the uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement act.

Robert A Foose

(+0)

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody

HB1490

2008-H-2583-R

relative to parental consent for abortions.

Nancy J Elliott

(+4)

Parental rights

HB1517

2008-H-2591-R

relative to the approval of a driver education course.

Thomas L Buco

Driver's education, youth operators

withdrawn

2008-H-2617-R

relative to grandparents' rights to access court and case records involving a grandchild.
relative to grandparents' rights to children in foster care.

Elenore Casey Crane

(+1)

Parental rights

HB1386

2008-H-2622-R

relative to educational improvement and accountability.

Emma L Rous

(+1)

Claremont; School improvement

HB1390

2008-S-2624-R

relative to testing for lead toxicity in children 4 years of age or younger.

John T Gallus

(+13)

Early childhood

SB365

2008-S-2637-R

prohibiting Internet solicitation and exploitation of children.

Joseph A Foster

(+4)

Parental rights

 

2008-S-2688-R

relative to the protection and children's medical records in abuse and neglect and child custody cases.

Kathleen G Sgambati

(+8)

Parental rights

SB389

2008-S-2761-R

relative to the effective date of the compulsory school attendance law.

Iris W Estabrook

(+13)

Compulsory attendance

SB415

2008-S-2763-R

relative to home education of children.

Iris W Estabrook

(+4)

Home education

SB337

2008-S-2775-R

relative to requirements for school building aid grants.

Martha  Fuller Clark

(+4)

School funding

 

2008-S-2776-R

relative to per pupil funding for charter school pupils.

Martha  Fuller Clark

(+1)

Educational alternatives, charter schools

SB339

2008-S-2777-L

requiring a transportation stipend for charter school pupils.

Martha  Fuller Clark

(+2)

Educational alternatives, charter schools

SB340

2008-S-2792-R

establishing a committee to study in-home intervention and counseling services for families and children charged with a crime or designated in need of services by the juvenile court.

Margaret W Hassan

(+17)

Parental rights

 

2008-S-2797-R

authorizing charter schools to apply for and receive school building aid.

Margaret W Hassan

(+5)

Educational alternatives, charter schools

SB343

2008-S-2802-R

establishing a commission to study the funding of vaccines for children who are not covered by private health insurance and repealing an assessment for the cost of vaccines.

Joseph D Kenney

(+0)

Miscellaneous

SB428

2008-S-2803-R

relative to driver education courses in other states.

Joseph D Kenney

(+0)

Driver's education, youth operators

SB429

2008-S-2811-R

relative to confidential communications between a physician and patient.

Joseph A Foster

(+1)

Parental rights

SB433

2008-H-2819-R

relative to the classification of convicted sex offenders and offenders against children.

Cynthia J Dokmo

(+0)

Miscellaneous

 

2008-S-2831-R

relative to settlements on behalf of minors and judgments and decrees in favor of minors.

Joseph A Foster

(+0)

Parental rights?

SB444

2008-S-2836-R

relative to jurisdiction of the probate courts and superior courts.

Joseph A Foster

(+0)

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody?

Probate courts decide matters in divorce

2008-S-2839-R

increasing the maximum scholarship amount available from the national guard scholarship fund.

Joseph D Kenney

(+7)

College access

 

2008-S-2861-R

relative to room and board scholarships for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty.

Joseph D Kenney

(+0)

College access

 

2008-H-2880-L

relative to charter school funding and enabling charter schools to receive school building aid.

Kimberley S Casey

(+0)

Educational alternatives, charter schools

 

2008-H-2890-R

establishing the New Hampshire council on autism spectrum disorders.

Suzanne S Butcher

(+0)

Special education