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NH 2011 Legislative Session

Bills of interest to Homeschoolers

last updated 1/27/11 at 5:00 PM


Notices




You can find out more about the legislative process
here.

What's new at this site

LSR's (Legislative Service Requests) are the first notice the community has that a legislator is considering introducing a bill. The LSR requests assistance from the administrative staff in drafting the bill, allows other legislators to know what bills in their area of interest are being considered (and which they might like to co-sponsor or oppose), and allows the public a glimpse into the early part of the process. When the text of the bill becomes available, the list of active bills will be updated to refer to the bill.

I am very inclusive when selecting LSR's to list here. When the text of the bills is made public, many of them may be taken off this list, as they may not turn out to be relevant to the concerns of homeschoolers, or they may be moved to a different category. LSR's may also be withdrawn by the sponsor(s). Not all LSR's are made public, so there may be bills we don't find out about until the bill itself is published.

Bills that are active

Bills retained for study

Bills that have become law

Bills that did not pass the legislature

Bills that have been vetoed

Useful links

Bills listed here address issues that have in the past affected homeschoolers in this state or in other states, or have the potential to affect homeschoolers here in NH.

  • Click on the issue for an analysis (where available).
  • Click on the bill number to see the current text of the bill
  • If I am tracking the bill closely, click on the text "Bill tracked".
  • Click on "Legislative History" to see more detail about actions taken on the bill.
  • Bills are color coded:
Red - impacts large number of homeschoolers
Aqua - should be watched by homeschoolers

Obviously, one person alone cannot track all these bills. I would be indebted to anyone who passes along information, or who takes on the task of tracking particular bills. If you notice any errors or glaring omissions, please contact me.

Chris Hamilton
beaverlodgehs at charter.net
(603) 673-0189


Bills that are active


Issue

Last updated

Bill number and title

Summary

Status

Home education law

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from 
Text of HB219

establishing a committee to study the abolishment of the department of education.

(2011-H-0317-R) 
This bill establishes a committee to study the abolishment of the department of education. Docket for HB219
  • House Education Committee

Charles Sova
Steven Winter
Paul LaCasse
Text of HB301

amending the home education statutes.

(2011-H-0827-R) 
This bill repeals and reenacts the home education statute and provides amended sections on the rights and duties of parents, notification and other procedural requirements, privacy, and due process. The bill also provides that the purposeful failure to provide home education shall constitute endangering the welfare of a child which shall be a violation for the first offense, and a class B misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. The bill also provides that failure to provide education shall not constitute neglect under the child protection act. Docket for HB301
  • House Education Committee

James Parison
Paul Mirski
Charles Sova
Raymond White
Sharon Carson
Text of HB545

repealing the department of education's rulemaking authority for home education programs.

(2011-H-0013-R)
Docket for HB545:
  • House Education Committee

David Bates
Marilinda Garcia
Paul Ingbretson
Ralph Boehm
Sharon Carson
Fenton Groen
Jon Richardson
2011-H-0755-R  amending the compulsory school attendance law statutes to permit parent-directed learner programs and repealing the home education statutes. Laura Jones
Andrew Manuse
Seth Cohn
Raymond White
James Forsythe
Jim Luther
Alfred Baldasaro
Carol Vita
Harry Accornero
Kevin Avard
Stephen Palmer
Tyler Simpson

Compulsory attendance, dropouts, expulsions

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of HB59 - establishing a committee to study modification of the education laws.

(2011-H-0313-R) 
This bill establishes a committee to study modification of the education laws. Docket for HB59
  • House Education Committee
    • Hearing 1/18/2011 3:00 PM LOB 207
    • Hearing continued 1/27/2011 10:00 AM LOB 207
Charles Sova
Text of HB105 - relative to the required number of instructional days and instructional hours in a school district’s calendar.

2011-H-0620-R 
This bill provides that the number of days in the school year may be defined by the department of education in rules which specify an equivalent number of hours. Docket for HB105
  • House Education Committee
Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Joseph Fleck

(See also School improvement.)
Text of HB304

requiring prisoners between 17 and 25 years of age to complete the requirements for a high school certificate or a GED prior to release on probation or parole.

(2011-H-0698-R)
This bill requires prisoners between 17 and 25 years of age who are sentenced to incarceration for one year or more to complete the requirements for a high school certificate or a GED prior to release on parole or as a condition of probation or conditional discharge. Docket for HB304
  • House Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Mary Gile
Stephen Shurtleff
Debra DeSimone
Laura Pantelakos
Rick Ladd
Text of HB313

requiring parental consent for court referral of a minor to a juvenile diversion program.

(2011-H-0772-R)
This bill requires parental consent for court referral of a minor to a juvenile diversion program. Docket for HB313
  • House Children and Family Law

Tony Soltani

(See also Child protection act, DCYF, custody; Parental rights)
Text of HB429

permitting a child 16 years of age or older to withdraw from school with parental permission.

(2011-H-0826-R)

Docket for HB429
  • House Education Committee

James Parison
Paul Mirski
Charles Sova
Paul Ingbretson
David Bates
Raymond White
Text of SB37

relative to the determination of residency for certain pupils.

(2011-S-0767-R) 
This bill provides further detail on the procedure for resolving residency disputes. Docket for SB37
  • Senate Education Committee
    • 2/1/2011, Room 103, 1:00 PM, LOB 103

Nancy Stiles
Sharon Carson
Jeffrey St. Cyr
Barbara Shaw
Rick Ladd
2011-H-0828-R  amending the compulsory school attendance statutes, amending the statute for suspension or expulsion of a pupil for possession of certain weapons, and repealing the rulemaking and reporting provisions of the Parents as Teachers program. Joseph Hoell

Educational alternatives, charter schools

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of SB113

relative to nonpublic schools receiving public funds.

(2011-S-1015-R) 
This bill requires a nonpublic school to comply with all state statutes and department of education rules which may apply to a public school which accepts such funds. Docket for SB113
  • Senate Education Committee

Sylvia Larsen
Molly Kelly
2011-H-0845-R  making charter schools eligible for grants for leased space. Timothy Comerford
Donna Schlachman
Jason Antosz
Kenneth Weyler

Access to public schools

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket

Vouchers, abatements, tax credits

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
2011-H-0070-R  promoting parental choice in education and providing for an abatement from the education taxes for parents of children not enrolled in the public school system.
establishing a school choice certificate program.
granting the parents of school children an education voucher for a child to attend a school other than the assigned public school. 
Carol Vita
Lars Christiansen
Cameron DeJong
Laura Jones
Lucien Vita
Wyman Shuler
John Cebrowski
James Forsythe
2011-S-0962-L  establishing a committee to study school vouchers and school choice.
relative to vouchers and school choice.
Tom De Blois

Special education, disabilities

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of HB71 - authorizing establishment of pharmaceutical drug take-back programs.

2011-H-0109-R 
This bill allows New Hampshire communities and private entities in conjunction with law enforcement officers to establish controlled and non-controlled pharmaceutical drug take-back programs. Under this bill, the department of justice, the pharmacy board, the department of safety, and the department of environmental services shall establish guidelines by rule, pursuant to RSA 541-A, for communities and private entities to follow if they choose to establish a pharmaceutical drug take-back program. Docket for HB71
  • House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
    • Public Hearing: 1/11/2011 10:00 AM LOB 205
    • Subcom Work Session 1/19/2011 2:30 PM LOB 205

Chris Nevins
Donna Schlachman
Frank Case
William Butynski
John Cebrowski
Nancy Stiles
Bob Odell
Matthew Houde
Matthew Houde
Text of HB118 - relative to reporting a person as medically unfit to drive.

2011-H-0518-R 
relative to reporting a person as medically unfit to drive.  Docket for HB118
  • House Judiciary Committee - LOB 208
    • Public Hearing 1/18/2011 10:00 AM
    • Division I Work Session 1/18/2011 1:30 PM
    • Division I Work Session 1/20/2011 1:30 PM
Brian Rhodes
Theodoros Rokas
Richard Hinch
Gary Lambert
Text of HB123 - prohibiting an electric utility from disconnecting service from a residence or building in which a person is using life-sustaining medical equipment.

2011-H-0865-R 
This bill prohibits an electric utility from disconnecting service from a residence or building in which a person is using life-sustaining medical equipment. Docket for HB123
  • House Science, Technology and Energy Committee - LOB 304
    • Public Hearing 1/25/2011 1:00 PM
Steven Lindsey
2011-H-0108-R requiring hearing aid providers to post a surety bond.  Larry Emerton
Susan Emerson
James Pilliod
Patricia Dowling
Bernard Benn
2011-H-0138-R
relative to mental health records.  Neal Kurk

(See also Citizens and government.)
2011-H-0142-R relative to the lifetime Medicaid limits. Neal Kurk
2011-H-0143-R establishing a committee to study the state's participation in the federal Medicaid program. Neal Kurk
Raymond White
2011-H-0169-R  relative to insurance reimbursement for doctors of naturopathic medicine. John Cebrowski
Frank Case
Evalyn Merrick
Frank Kotowski

(See also Miscellaneous.)
2011-S-0215-R relative to Medicaid managed care. Jeb Bradley
Tom De Blois
James Forsythe
John Gallus
Fenton Groen
Gary Lambert
Jim Luther
Chuck Morse
Bob Odell
Andy Sanborn
Raymond White
John Barnes, Jr.
David Boutin
Sharon Carson
2011-H-0225-R  establishing a Medicaid waiver program to provide in-home support services for medically fragile children or children with chronic illness. Robert Elliott
Charles McMahon
2011-H-0260-R relative to redispensing unused drugs. Sandra Keans
Frank Case
Alida Millham
Donna Schlachman
2011-H-0398-R  relative to the procedure for school districts to determine if a child in the juvenile court system is a child with a disability John Sytek
2011-H-0408-R  relative to gifts, grants, or donations received by the governor's commission on disability.
allowing the governor’s commission on disability to advertise for individual and corporate donations.
Jerry Bergevin
2011-H-0510-R  relative to the community mental health system. Laurie Harding
James Pilliod
James MacKay
Alida Millham
Matthew Houde
Bob Odell
Sharon Carson
2011-H-0557-R  relative to service dogs animals. Donna Schlachman
John Hunt
Patrick Abrami
William Butynski
John Barnes, Jr.
2011-H-0572-R  relative to postsecondary training for workers with disabilities. Cindy Rosenwald
James MacKay
Nancy Stiles
Molly Kelly
(See also College Access)
2011-H-0582-R  relative to the definition of disability for aid to the permanently and totally disabled.  Lynne Ober
Jordan Ulery
Robert Haefner
Andrew Renzullo
Sharon Carson
2011-H-0651-R  establishing a committee to study the rising incidence of autism.  Sandra Keans
Donna Schlachman
2011-H-0674-R relative to health information exchange. Alida Millham
Laurie Harding
Molly Kelly
Cindy Rosenwald,
John Cebrowski
2011-H-0804-R  making an appropriation for the special education catastrophic aid program for the 2011 fiscal year. Karen Hutchinson

(See also School funding.)
2011-H-0857-R  reducing a school district’s liability for special education costs.  Joseph Pitre
2011-S-1045-R  relative to the Medicaid uncompensated care fund and the Medicaid enhancement tax. Bob Odell

Driver's education

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of SB31

2011-S-0954-R 
relative to revocation or denial of a driver’s license for drug or alcohol involvement by person’s under 21 years of age.  Docket for SB31
  • House Transportation Committee LOB 203
Matthew Houde
Gregory Sorg
2011-H-0029-R  relative to the use of handheld cell phones while driving.  Laura Pantelakos
Roland Hofemann
David Welch
Elaine Swinford
2011-H-0056-R  relative to driver's license reexaminations.  Robert Williams
Richard Hinch
Theodoros Rokas
2011-H-0179-R  relative to mandatory motor vehicle liability automobile insurance.  Kathleen Hoelzel
Debra DeSimone
Beverly Ferrante
John Gimas
Tara Sad
2011-H-0550-R  relative to image display devices in motor vehicles.  Sherman Packard
John Hikel
Kevin Waterhouse,
Jim Rausch
David Boutin
2011-S-1033-R  relative to the driver training fund. John Gallus
Lou D'Allesandro
Edmond Gionet
Marc Tremblay
Stephanie Eaton
Karen Umberger

College access

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of HB69 - relative to the White Mountains community college academic center in Woodsville.

2011-H-0101-R 
relative to the White Mountains community college academic center in Woodsville.
relative to the authority of the community college system of New Hampshire board of trustees to close a community college.
Docket for HB69
  • House Education Committee LOB 207
    • Hearing 1/18/2011 2:00

Rick Ladd
Lou D'Allesandro
2011-H-0329-R  establishing number plates supporting New Hampshire public higher education Timothy Horrigan
2011-H-0497-R  adding Granite state college to the university system of New Hampshire corporate charter and adding a student trustee from Granite State college to the university system board of trustees.  Jeffrey St. Cyr
Karen Umberger
Gene Chandler
Lou D'Allesandro
Bob Odell
Sylvia Larsen
Nancy Stiles
Yvonne Thomas
Laurie Pettengill
2011-H-0572-R  relative to postsecondary training for workers with disabilities. Cindy Rosenwald
James MacKay
Charles McMahon
Nancy Stiles
Molly Kelly
(See also Special education/disabilities)
2011-H-0581-R  prohibiting preferences in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or admission by state agencies, the university system, the community college system, and the postsecondary education commission.  Gary Hopper
Timothy Comerford
Lucien Vita
Paul Ingbretson
2011-S-0959-R  relative to criteria for designation as a Granite State scholar. Lou D'Allesandro
Sharon Carson
Molly Kelly
John Gallus
Bob Odell
Jim Rausch
Sylvia Larsen
Matthew Houde
2011-S-1030-R  relative to private postsecondary career schools and the student tuition guaranty fund.  Bob Odell
Nancy Stiles
Sharon Carson
Amanda Merrill
Lou D'Allesandro
Russell Day
Kenneth Hawkins
Jean Jeudy
Timothy Copeland

Child labor laws

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket

Early childhood

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
2011-H-0806-L repealing the requirement that all school districts offer public kindergarten. Jonathan Maltz

(See also School improvement.)

School improvement

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of HB39relative to the adoption of the common core state standards in New Hampshire and relative to the substantive content of an adequate education.

2011-H-0122-R 

This bill:

I. Amends the school standards included in the substantive content of an adequate education.

II. Prohibits the department of education and the state board of education from implementing or enforcing the so-called “common core state standards” without prior approval of the general court.

Docket for HB39
  • House Education Committee LOB 207
    • Hearing 1/25/2011 10:30 AM

Ralph Boehm
Text of HB105 - relative to the required number of instructional days and instructional hours in a school district’s calendar.

2011-H-0620-R 
This bill provides that the number of days in the school year may be defined by the department of education in rules which specify an equivalent number of hours. Docket for HB105
  • House Education Committee LOB 207
Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Joseph Fleck

(See also School improvement.)
Text of HB112 - relative to the required number of instructional days and instructional hours in a school district’s calendar.

2011-H-0343-R 
This bill provides that the number of days in the school year may be defined by the department of education in rules which specify an equivalent number of hours. Docket for HB112
  • House Education Committee LOB 207
    • Hearing 1/18/2011 1:30 PM

J. David Knox
Betsey Patten
Christopher Ahlgren
Stephen Schmidt
Jeffrey St. Cyr
Jeb Bradley
Text of HB164

requiring legislative approval for the adoption of the common core state standards in New Hampshire.

2011-H-0387-R 
This bill requires prior approval of the general court for the inclusion or implementation of the common core state standards in the definition of an adequate education or as part of the New Hampshire curriculum frameworks. Docket for HB164
  • House Education Committee LOB 207

Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
William Smith
Shawn Jasper
Neal Kurk
Text of HB172

relative to transporting school children to school and school-supported activities.

2011-H-0583-R 
This bill permits pupils to be transported to or from school or a school-sponsored activity in a mixed use school bus. Docket for HB172
  • House Education Committee LOB 207

Lynne Ober
Sharon Carson
Russell Ober
Robert Haefner
Andrew Renzullo
2011-H-0080-R  relating to education. Providing that the legislature have the power to authorize schools.  Daniel Itse
Paul Ingbretson
Timothy Comerford
Paul Mirski
Gregory Sorg
John Barnes, Jr.
2011-H-0151-R  relative to approval of plans and specifications for the construction of school buildings.  Roger Berube
2011-H-0373-L  relative to withdrawal from a school administrative unit. Thomas Howard
William Smith
Spec Bowers
2011-H-0375-R  making changes to the pupil safety and violence prevention act. Ralph Boehm
Paul Ingbretson
Rick Ladd
Laura Gandia
2011-H-0399-R  relative to the administration of certain pain relief medications by a school nurse. Jeanine Notter
James Summers
William Panek
Michael Weeden
James Belanger
Raymond White,
Gary Lambert,
Sharon Carson
2011-H-0427-R  relative to immunity for school personnel using necessary force to protect pupils. Dan McGuire
Jeffrey Oligny
Gregory Sorg
Kenneth Gidge
2011-H-0434-R  relative to representative voting on joint boards of school administrative units Joseph Pitre
Sam Cataldo
Michael Weeden
2011-H-0437-R  requiriing daily physical education for public school pupils. Sean Cox
2011-S-0467-R relative to the consolidation of school administrative units.  John Barnes, Jr.
David Boutin
Sharon Carson
Lou D'Allesandro
Jeanie Forrester
John Gallus
Fenton Groen
Gary Lambert
Jim Luther
Amanda Merrill
Bob Odell
Andy Sanborn
Raymond White
2011-H-0593-L  requiring a public hearing on certain school district warrant articles.
relative to warrants and articles of school districts. 
Joseph Pitre
2011-H-0604-R  relative to the instructional authority of school boards.  Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Joseph Pitre
Shawn Jasper
2011-H-0621-L  requiring school districts to develop a facility maintenance and capital improvement program.  Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Lou D'Allesandro
Shawn Jasper
Joseph Fleck
2011-H-0622-R  relative to staffing exceptions for  geographically isolated small schools. Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Lucy Weber
Joseph Fleck
2011-H-0681-R  establishing an additional method for a school to demonstrate accountability  that it provides the opportunity for an adequate education..  Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Joseph Fleck
2011-H-0730-R  relative to the prevention of the use of pesticides on the grounds of child day care facilities, schools, and state parks.  Suzanne Smith
Mary Gile
Carolyn Gargasz
2011-H-0753 requiring the teaching of cardio pulmonary resuscitation in public schools.  Dale Spainhower
Dale Sprague
2011-H-0754-R  prohibiting vaccinations in public schools. Laura Jones
George Lambert
Raymond White
Cameron DeJong
Jeanine Notter
Mark Warden
Kyle Jones
Joseph Pitre
Suzanne Smith
Carol Vita

(See also Parental rights.)
2011-H-0806-L repealing the requirement that all school districts offer public kindergarten. Jonathan Maltz

(See also Early childhood.)
2011-H-0830-R  relative to the procedures for approval of plans, specifications, and costs of school building construction or renovation.  Rick Ladd
Shawn Jasper
Ralph Boehm
Nancy Stiles
2011-S-0946-R  relative to amending the charter of Pinkerton Academy.  Jim Rausch
Phyllis Katsakiores
Frank Sapareto
Kenneth Gould
Patricia Dowling
Beverly Ferrante
2011-S-1016-R  prohibiting assessing teacher performance solely on test scores.  Sylvia Larsen

School funding

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of HB34-FN-LOCAL relative to the distribution of total education grants to municipalities in the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years.

(2011-H-0058-L)
This bill extends the provisions governing the amounts distributed as total education grants to municipalities through the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years. Docket of HB34
  • House Education Committee LOB 207
    • Hearing 1/18/2011 10:30 AM

Kenneth Gould
Spec Bowers
Elisabeth Sanders
Lynne Ober
James Devine
Text of HB60-FN-LOCAL - repealing the moratorium on school building aid projects.

2011-H-0316-L 
This bill repeals the moratorium on school building aid projects implemented in the 2010 legislative session. Docket for HB60
  • House Finance Committee LOB 210-211
    • Hearing 1/12/2011 10:00 AM

Charles Sova
2011-H-0053-L  relative to the calculation and distribution of adequate education grants  David Hess
Neal Kurk
David Bettencourt
2011-H-0161-R  relative to the collection of the education property tax and establishing a program to rebate certain excessive property tax payments of eligible taxpayers.  Frank Sapareto
Kenneth Weyler
Andrew Manuse
2011-H-0190-R  relating to education funding. Providing that the general court shall distribute funds in the manner that it determines to best promote an equal opportunity for an adequate education.  Gary Richardson
Text of SB24 - exempting the Unity school district from the moratorium on school building aid.

2011-S-0195-L 
exempting the Unity school district from the moratorium on school building aid.  Docket for SB24
  • Senate Education Committee

Bob Odell
John Cloutier
Raymond Gagnon
Molly Kelly
Joe Osgood
Charlene Lovett
Paul LaCasse
Sylvia Larsen
Nancy Stiles
2011-S-0196-L  relative to distribution of funds for education. Jeb Bradley
John Gallus
Bob Odell
Sharon Carson
David Boutin
John Barnes, Jr.
James Forsythe
Nancy Stiles
Jeanie Forrester
Andy Sanborn
Raymond White
Jim Luther
Tom De Blois
Jim Rausch
Gene Chandler
David Bettencourt
William O'Brien
Pamela Tucker
Christopher Ahlgren
2011-H-0680-L  establishing a cap on the amount of school building aid grants distributed in each fiscal year.  Rick Ladd
Ralph Boehm
Shawn Jasper
Joseph Fleck
2011-H-0712-L  declaring unconstitutional under the federal constitution the offering of federal grants-in-aid relating to matters not included among the defined powers of the federal government and declaring unconstitutional under the New Hampshire constitution their acceptance in such circumstances, and establishing a committee to review state participation in federal grant-in-aid programs.
relative to New Hampshire laws concerning the offering of federal grants in-aid relating to matters not included among the defined powers of the federal government.
Gregory Sorg
2011-H-0726-L  providing additional per pupil funding for pupils in certain public schools. Lucy Weber
2011-H-0803-R  establishing a task force to study the formula for determining adequate education grants to school districts. Karen Hutchinson
2011-H-0804-L making an appropriation for the special education catastrophic aid program for the 2011 fiscal year.  Karen Hutchinson

(See also Special education/disabilities)
2011-H-0914-R  establishing a committee to study vocational center funding.  Lars Christiansen

(See also School improvement.)
2011-S-0920-R  relative to funding public education. Providing that the general court shall define an adequate education and distribute state funds for public education in a manner that alleviates local disparities.  Nancy Stiles

Claremont

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
2011-H-0222-R  relating to funding of education. Providing that the legislature shall define standards for education, determine the level of state funding thereof, establish standards of accountability, and allocate state funds in a manner that mitigates disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity, provided that a reasonable share of state funds shall be distributed on a per pupil basis.  David Hess
John Graham
Sherman Packard
Shawn Jasper
Neal Kurk
2011-H-0608-R  restricting relative to judicial review of state education trust fund distributions.  William Smith
2011-H-0669-R  declaring that the Claremont case's mandates mandates of the Claremont case requiring that the general court that the legislative and executive branches define an adequate education, determine its cost, fund its entire cost with state taxes, and ensure its delivery through accountability are not binding on the legislative and executive branches.  Michael Balboni
Paul Mirski
Steven Winter
Gregory Sorg
Daniel Itse
2011-H-0782-R  relative to the assessment of the statewide education tax by towns and cities. William Hatch

Teacher certification

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Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
2011-H-0536-R  conferring degree-granting authority to the Upper Valley Educators Institute.  Franklin Gould
Rick Ladd
Laurie Harding
Matthew Houde
Mary Gile

Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody

date

Bill# and title

Description

  • dates from docket
Text of HB52 - relative to grounds for modification of parental rights and responsibilities.

2011-H-0191-R 

This bill:

I. Addresses grounds for modification of the parenting schedule.

II. Permits modification of a permanent order concerning parental rights and responsibilities that makes no more than a minimal change in the allocation of parenting time if the change is in the best interests of the child.

III. Permits modification of a permanent parenting plan based on the best interests of the child, other than the sections of the plan concerning relocation or the parenting schedule.

Docket for HB52
  • House Children and Family Law Committee
    • Hearing 1/13/2011 1:45 PM LOB 206

Carolyn Gargasz
Jane Johnson
Nancy Stiles
Text of HB81 - relative to public members of the guardian ad litem board.

2011-H-0255-R 
This bill increases the number of public members on the guardian ad litem board and provides additional criteria for their appointment. Docket for HB81
  • House Children and Law Committee
Jeffrey Oligny
Alfred Baldasaro
Frank Sapareto
Jane Johnson
Jordan Ulery
2011-H-0128-R  relative to appointments and reappointments of marital masters.  Robert Rowe
Jordan Ulery
Daniel Itse
Mary Gorman
2011-H-0256-R  relative to education requirements for certification as a guardian ad litem.  Jeffrey Oligny
Frank Sapareto
Jordan Ulery
Jane Johnson
Alfred Baldasaro
2011-H-0426-R  relative to the calculation of child support in cases of shared parenting. Carolyn Gargasz
Mary Gile
2011-H-0432-R  directing the house judiciary committee to investigate whether grounds exist to impeach marital master Phillip Cross and/or any justice of the New Hampshire supreme superior court.  Daniel Itse
Paul Ingbretson
Alfred Baldasaro
Carl Seidel
2011-H-0444-R  relative to protective custody of intoxicated or incapacitated individuals under 18 years of age.
relative to custody of juveniles for certain offenses.
Patricia Dowling

(See also Parental rights.)
2011-H-0445-R  establishing a committee to study the juvenile delinquency and children in need of services statutes Patricia Dowling
Debra DeSimone
2011-S-0459-R  relative to contracts of the department of health and human services. Jeb Bradley
John Barnes, Jr.
David Boutin
Sharon Carson
Tom De Blois
John Gallus
Fenton Groen
Gary Lambert
Andy Sanborn
Raymond White
Pamela Tucker
David Bettencourt
2011-H-0546-R  establishing a child protection study committee. Daniel Itse
Paul Ingbretson
Gregory Sorg
2011-H-0580-R relative to grounds for divorce for persons with minor children.  Gary Hopper
Timothy Comerford
Paul Ingbretson
2011-H-0654-R  adopting the interstate compact for juveniles. Patricia Dowling
2011-H-0662-R  relative to procedures for juvenile delinquency petitions filed by a school district or school official Barbara Shaw
2011-H-0664-R  relative to insurance coverage for court-ordered counseling in divorce proceedings.  Amy Perkins
Timothy Comerford
2011-H-0688-R  requiring a performance audit of the guardian ad litem program and guardian ad litem services. Mary Gile

2011-H-0695-R  relative to coverage for divorced spouses.  James Headd
2011-H-0724-R relative to the determination of parental rights based on the best interest of the child; relative to grounds for modification of an order regarding parental rights and responsibilities, and relative to grandparent and stepparent visitation rights.
relative to the determination of parental rights and the best interest of the child.
Jeffrey Oligny
Frank Sapareto
2011-H-0725-R  establishing a reporting system for court decisions relative to the determination of parental rights and responsibilities and the appointment of guardians ad litem.
establishing a reporting system for court decisions relative to residential responsibility under parenting plans. 
Jeffrey Oligny
Frank Sapareto
Jordan Ulery
George Lambert
2011-H-0757-R  revising the child support guidelines based on an income shares model of calculating child support the 2009 New Hampshire Child Support Guidelines Review and Recommendations. Edward Moran
Mary Gile
Sharon Carson
2011-H-0772-R requiring parental consent for court referral of a minor to a juvenile diversion program. Tony Soltani

(See also Compulsory attendance, dropouts, expulsions; Parental rights)
2011-H-0775-R  relative to appointment of attorneys by judges, marital masters, and judicial officers. Tony Soltani
2011-H-0824-R  regarding the relative to payment of guardian ad litem and mediator fees in indigent marital cases where the parties are indigent.  Gary Richardson
2011-H-0846-R  relative to access to abuse and neglect investigation records in child custody disputes Paul Ingbretson
2011-H-0847-R  relative to false allegations in child abuse cases. Paul Ingbretson
Paul Mirski
2011-H-0856-R  relative to the definition of a child in need of services.  Joseph Pitre
2011-H-0860-R  relative to appeals the appeals process for in child abuse and neglect cases. Edward Moran
2011-H-0861-R  relative to court-ordered placements in shelter care facilities and at the youth detention center. Edward Moran
2011-H-0908-R  establishing a committee to study join parenting decisions.
relative to the procedure for determining child custody.
Lars Christiansen
2011-H-0910-R  establishing a committee to study the guardian ad litem board.
restructuring the guardian ad litem board.
Lars Christiansen
2011-S-0928-R  relative to orders of notice in cases involving guardianship of minors.
relative to notice in guardianship over minor cases. 
Matthew Houde
Gregory Sorg
2011-S-0949-R  relative to including a parent’s residence in the parenting plan.  David Boutin
Frank Kotowski
Joe Duarte
Todd Smith
Tom De Blois
Lou D'Allesandro

Parental rights

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Description

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2011-H-0008-R requiring parental notification before abortions may be performed on unemancipated minors. Kathleen Souza
Joseph Krasucki
Keith Murphy
John Barnes, Jr.
Raymond White
Fenton Groen
Lawrence Kappler
John Cebrowski
Warren Groen
2011-H-0081-R  relative to parental rights. Providing that the state shall not abridge the responsibility of parents for the health, education, and welfare of their children.
Providing that parents have certain rights unless they commit an act that amounts to forfeiture.
Daniel Itse
Paul Ingbretson
Timothy Comerford
Paul Mirski
Andrew Manuse
2011-H-0444-R  relative to protective custody of intoxicated or incapacitated individuals under 18 years of age.
relative to custody of juveniles for certain offenses.
Patricia Dowling

(See also Child Protection Act/DCYF/custody.)
2011-H-0719-R  adding an exemption from immunization for conscientious beliefs George Lambert
2011-H-0754-L  prohibiting vaccinations in public schools. Laura Jones
Raymond White
Jeanine Notter

(See also School improvement.)
2011-H-0772-R requiring parental consent for court referral of a minor to a juvenile diversion program. Tony Soltani

(See also Compulsory attendance, dropouts, expulsions; Child protection act, DCYF, custody)

Citizens and government

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Text of CACR3 - relating to initiative petitions. Providing that referenda to enact laws may be initiated by petition.

2011-H-0274-R 
This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution permits citizens to initiate by petition ballot questions to enact laws. Docket for CACR3
  • House Election Law Committee

Jerry Bergevin
Kathleen Souza
William Infantine
Phil Greazzo
Connie Soucy
Text of HB43 - relative to the adoption of forms under the administrative procedures act.

2011-H-0150-R 
relative to the adoption of forms under the administrative procedures act.  Docket for HB43
  • House Legislative Administration Committee

Maurice Pilotte
Tara Sad
Alida Millham
Betsey Patten
Text of HB73 - establishing a process for recall of United States Senators from New Hampshire.

2011-H-0124-R 
This bill establishes a process for recall of United States Senators from New Hampshire. Docket for HB73
  • House Election Law Committee
Daniel Itse
Stella Tremblay
Text of HB94 - relative to public access to advisory committee meetings under the right-to-know law.

2011-H-0380-R 
This bill allows a meeting of an advisory committee with no policy or decision making authority to have a quorum by electronic means under the right-to-know law. This bill also requires a clear way for the public to attend a meeting of an advisory committee which is held by electronic format. Docket for HB94
  • House Judiciary Committee
    • Hearing 1/11/2011 1:30 PM LOB 208
John Tholl
William Remick
2011-H-0015-R relative to posting agency expenditures on the state transparency website. David Bates
Andrew Manuse
Lynne Ober
Neal Kurk
Seth Cohn
Sharon Carson
Raymond White
2011-H-0026-R  requiring Congress to reaffirm its adherence to the Constitution of the United States regarding international agreements and treaties.  Carol Vita
Lars Christiansen
Jordan Ulery
Daniel Itse
2011-H-0068-R  permitting the audio and video recording of any public official while in the course of their official duties.  Alfred Baldasaro
John Hikel
Lars Christiansen
Daniel Itse
Jennifer Coffey
2011-H-0086-R  relative to the review and approval of proposed agency rules under the administrative procedures act.  Carol McGuire
Stephen Palmer
Carl Seidel
2011-H-0112-R  relative to the definition of conflicts of interest of executive branch officials and employees.  William O'Brien
Timothy Comerford
2011-H-0138-R  relative to mental health records.  Neal Kurk

(See also Special education/disabilities)
2011-H-0145-R  relative to alternative dispute resolution mediation in civil cases.  Neal Kurk
2011-H-0170-R applying to Congress to convene a convention proposing amendments to the United States Constitution. Kenneth Weyler
Wyman Shuler
Frank Sapareto
John Barnes, Jr.
2011-H-0171-R  expanding the information available included on the state transparency website.  Kenneth Weyler
Frank Sapareto
2011-H-0216-R relative to restrictions on political communications. David Bates
Timothy Comerford
Timothy Horrigan
Dan McGuire
David Boutin
2011-H-0270-R  relative to review of proposed administrative rules by legislative committees.
requiring agency rules to be submitted to legislative policy committees.
Andrew Renzullo
Lawrence Kappler
2011-H-0338-R  establishing a sunset review process for executive agency and judicial programs and making an appropriation therefor.  Paul Mirski
William O'Brien
Carl Seidel
John Cebrowski
Stephen Stepanek
2011-H-0392-R  relative to official oppression  Daniel Itse
Dan McGuire
John Barnes, Jr.
Paul Ingbretson
2011-H-0393-R  affirming States' powers based on the Constitution for the United States and the Constitution of New Hampshire.
affirming state’s rights 
Daniel Itse
2011-H-0479-R  requiring certain all bills to have performance standard notes. Neal Kurk
William Belvin
Chuck Morse
2011-H-0483-R  restricting the collection of biometric data by state agencies and private entities.
banning biometrics for state or privately issued identification cards as a condition of doing business.
Neal Kurk
Laura Jones
2011-H-0508-R  relative to legislative study committees.
relative to the repeal of legislative study committees 
Laurie Harding
Robert Foose
Neal Kurk
Sharon Carson
2011-H-0509-R  relative to the reinstatement and repeal of certain boards, commissions, councils, advisory committees, and task forces.
reinstating certain non-regulatory boards, commissions, councils, advisory committees and task forces.
Laurie Harding
Neal Kurk
2011-H-0690-R  establishing a committee to study issues of judicial standing under federal and state law.  Robert Huxley
Seth Cohn
2011-H-0742-R  requiring state agencies to use open data formats Seth Cohn
2011-H-0821-R  permitting the charter of a city or town or school district, which is in chapter law, to revert to the control of the voters.  Rick Watrous
Betsey Patten
2011-H-0835-R  requiring the governor to consolidate certain agency functions and make an appropriation therefor.  Neal Kurk
Kenneth Weyler
William Belvin
Candace Bouchard
Peter Bragdon
Chuck Morse
2011-H-0854-R  calling for a federal constitutional convention.  Robert Huxley
2011-H-0879-R  establishing a committee to study implementing day care services at the state house. Steven Lindsey
2011-H-0901-R  establishing a performance measurement system for state agencies.  Edward Moran
Daniel Itse
Stephen Stepanek
John Cebrowski
2011-S-0911-R  relative to prosecution for false claims against the state or political subdivision Lou D'Allesandro
2011-H-0916-R  relative to the definitions of resident for motor vehicle law purposes and domicile for voting purposes and relative to vehicle registration and driver’s license requirements.  David Bates
2011-S-0932-R  calling for a federal constitutional convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution limiting the scope and subject matter of such conventions.  Fenton Groen
2011-S-0995-R  relative to rulemaking efficiency and public input and participation. Amanda Merrill

Miscellaneous

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Text of HB113 - prohibiting the university system of New Hampshire from using state appropriations to fund public television.

2011-H-0389-R
prohibiting the university system of New Hampshire from using state approprations to fund public television. Docket for HB113
  • House Finance Committee
    • Hearing 1/12/2011 11:00 AM LOB 210-211
Steve Vaillancourt
Text of HB122 - establishing a commission to study the effectiveness of the sex offender registry.

2011-H-0668-R 
This bill establishes a commission to study the effectiveness of the sex offender registry.   Docket for HB122
  • House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

James MacKay
James Pilliod
Daniel Itse
Sharon Carson
Text of HB133 - relative to the minimum wage.

2011-H-0024-R

Docket for HB133
  • House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee

Carol McGuire
2011-H-0135-R  relative to the regulation of electronic tracking devices.  Neal Kurk
Laura Jones
Jennifer Coffey
2011-H-0169-R  relative to insurance reimbursement for doctors of naturopathic medicine.  John Cebrowski
Evalyn Merrick

(See also Special education/disabilities.)
2011-H-0239-R increasing the minimum wage. Michael Brunelle
Theodoros Rokas
2011-H-0271-R  requiring all decisions and actions of the joint committee on legislative facilities of joint legislative committees to be ratified approved by the legislature Andrew Renzullo
2011-H-0344-R  relative to smoking within certain areas of New Hampshire state parks and historic sites  Peter Bolster
Bob Odell
2011-H-0552-R  prohibiting smoking in a motor vehicle when a passenger under the age of 16 is in the vehicle.
prohibiting smoking in vehicles when child passenger restraints are required. 
Peter Schmidt
2011-H-0556-R  proclaiming the third Friday in October as New Hampshire history day.  David Watters
Bob Odell
Amanda Merrill
Terie Norelli
David Welch
Kris Roberts
2011-H-0562-R establishing a state renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) rule program relative to lead-safe practices. Rich DiPentima
Alida Millham
2011-H-0679-L  increasing the minimum wage in increments. Michael Weeden
2011-H-0764-L relative to notice required for the of fluoridation of drinking water. Lars Christiansen
Kathleen Souza
2011-H-0787-R  repealing certain insurance mandates.
relative to insurance coverage for certified midwives.
John Hunt
2011-H-0812-R  relative to labeling requirements for dispensing of drugs by automated pharmacy systems automated dispensing units for noncontrolled drugs.  Frank Case
2011-H-0832-R  relative to psychiatric evaluations. Candace Bouchard
2011-H-0867-R  prohibiting persons under 21 years of age from possessing or using synthetic marijuana.
banning the sale of synthetic marijuana to persons under 21 years of age.
Steven Lindsey
2011-H-0868-R  lowering the legal drinking age for members of the armed services and reserve. Steven Lindsey
William Panek
2011-H-0871-R prohibiting the sale of baby bottles containing bisphenol-A. Steven Lindsey
Beatriz Pastor
2011-S-0925-R  transferring jurisdiction for approvals of marriages for persons under 18 years of age to the judicial branch family division. Matthew Houde
Gregory Sorg
2011-S-0983-R  relative to emergency obstetrical care.  John Gallus
Jeb Bradley
Tom De Blois
Laurie Pettengill
Gene Chandler
2011-S-1069-R  relative to notification if a person found incompetent to stand trial and civilly committed is released into the community.  Jeb Bradley
John Barnes, Jr.
David Boutin
Sharon Carson,
Tom De Blois
John Gallus
Gary Lambert,
Bob Odell
Raymond White


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Educational alternatives, charter schools

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Access to public schools

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Vouchers, abatements, tax credits

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Special education

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Driver's education

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Child labor laws

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School improvement

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School funding

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Claremont

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Teacher certification

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Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody

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Parental rights

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Citizens and government

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Educational alternatives, charter schools

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Access to public schools

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Vouchers, abatements, tax credits

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Access to public schools

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Vouchers, abatements, tax credits

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Child labor laws

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School improvement

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Claremont

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Teacher certification

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Child Protection Act, DCYF, custody

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