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Bill Title & Synopsis Status House Hearing Senate Hearing NEA-NH Position
* HA 1
For The Removal Of Certain State Officials In The Department Of Education.

This house bill of address requests the removal of Virginia Barry, commissioner of the department of education, and Paul Leather, deputy commissioner of the department of education.
House:  ==POSTPONED== Public Hearing: 1/29/2015 11:30 AM LOB 206-208 (1/23) CANCELLED
LOB 206-208
Thu 1/29 11:30 AM
Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 116
Relative 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.
House:  Public Hearing: 1/20/2015 10:00 AM LOB 207 (1/14) LOB 207
Tue 1/20 10:00 AM
  Support_Tier_1
* HB 182
Establishing A Committee to Study Alternative Public Employee Retirement Plans.

This bill establishes a committee to study alternative public employee retirement plans.
House:  Executive Session: 2/3/2015 2:30 PM LOB 306 (1/29) LOB 306
Tue 2/3 2:30 PM
Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 243
Changing The Definitions Of "focus School" and "priority School" In The School Performance and Accountability Law.

This bill changes the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law.
House:  Public Hearing: 2/12/2015 2:00 PM LOB 207 (1/29) LOB 207
Thu 2/12 2:00 PM
  Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 253
Relative to The Requirements For Filing A Charter School Application.

This bill makes changes to the educational mission requirement of a chartered public school application.
House:  ==RESCHEDULED===Public Hearing: 1/28/2015 10:45 AM LOB 207 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 207
Wed 1/28 10:45 AM
Support_Tier_1
* HB 283
Requiring School Districts to Establish A Policy Permitting A Pupil's Parent or Legal Guardian to Observe His or Her Classes.

This bill requires a school district to establish a policy permitting a pupil’s parent or legal guardian to observe his or her classes upon request to the school principal or designee.
House:  ==RESCHEDULED==Public Hearing: 1/28/2015 2:15 PM LOB 207 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 207
Wed 1/28 2:15 PM
  Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 317
Relative to Contracts Between Schools and School Districts.

This bill specifies criteria for the state board of education to use in evaluating whether to approve a nonpublic school. The bill also allows school districts to enter into a contract with another school or school district for the purpose of satisfying compulsory attendance requirements.
House:  ===CANCELLED=== Public Hearing: 2/3/2015 2:00 PM LOB 207 (1/29) CANCELLED
LOB 207
Tue 2/3 2:00 PM
Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 324
Relative to Membership In A Union.

This bill permits the members of a union to vote to decertify the union if membership falls below 50 percent. This bill also permits employers to require such a vote if the number of employees who pay union dues falls below 50 percent of the total number of employees.
House:  ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 1/28/2015 10:15 AM LOB 307 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 307
Wed 1/28 10:15 AM
  Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 347
Relative to Payment Of Wages Of Certain Hourly School District Employees.

This bill permits the commissioner of labor to permit a school district to pay certain hourly employees less frequently than weekly.
House:  ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 1/28/2015 1:00 PM LOB 307 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 307
Wed 1/28 1:00 PM
Support_Tier_1
* HB 402
Establishing The Franklin Partin Right-to-work Act.

This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union.
House:  Public Hearing: 2/17/2015 1:00 PM Representatives Hall (2/2) Representatives Hall
Tue 2/17 1:00 PM
  Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 603
Relative to Student Exemptions From Assessments, Questionnaires, or Surveys.

This bill requires school districts to adopt a policy allowing a student to be exempted without penalty from any assessment, questionnaire, or survey based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the assessment, questionnaire, or survey is objectionable.
House:  Introduced and Referred to Education. (1/8) Oppose_Tier_1
* SB 107
Prohibiting Collective Bargaining Agreements That Require Employees to Join or Contribute to A Labor Union.

This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union.
Senate:  Hearing: 2/17/15, Room 100, SH, 2:20 p.m.; SC8 (1/29)   SH 100
Tue 2/17 2:20 PM
Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 563
Relative to Funding For Chartered Public School Pupils.

This bill provides that funding for chartered public school pupils shall be based on 50 percent of the most recently available statewide average cost per pupil for public school pupils.
House:  Public Hearing: 2/5/2015 1:00 PM LOB 210-211 (1/29) LOB 210-211
Thu 2/5 1:00 PM
Oppose_Tier_1
* HB 625
Relative to Public Charter Schools.

This bill establishes a state public charter school commission to administer the approval and operation of public charter schools in the state.
House:  Executive Session: 2/10/2015 10:00 AM LOB 207 (1/29) LOB 207
Tue 2/10 10:00 AM
  Oppose_Tier_1
HB 124
Relative to The Implementation Of New College and Career Readiness Standards.

This bill requires the state board of education to report on the fiscal impact of implementing any new college and career readiness standards, and prohibits the board from implementing any such new standards until the board performs a fiscal analysis and conducts a public hearing in each executive council district.
House:  Public Hearing: 1/29/2015 2:30 PM LOB 206-208 (1/21) LOB 206-208
Thu 1/29 2:30 PM
Oppose_Tier_2
HB 142
Relative to Student Social Media Policies By Education Institutions.

This bill specifies permissible conduct by an educational institution regarding access to a student’s social media account.
House:  Public Hearing: 2/12/2015 1:00 PM LOB 207 (1/29) LOB 207
Thu 2/12 1:00 PM
  Support_Tier_2
HB 206
Relative to Non-academic Surveys or Questionnaires Given to Students.

This bill requires school districts to adopt a policy regarding student participation in non- academic surveys or questionnaires.
House:  Public Hearing: 2/12/2015 1:30 PM LOB 207 (1/29) LOB 207
Thu 2/12 1:30 PM
Oppose_Tier_2
HB 242
Relative to The Statewide Improvement and Assessment Program.

This bill requires third grade pupils to demonstrate proficiency in the reading and mathematics components of the statewide assessment. The bill also provides for an alternative to the statewide assessment for pupils in career and technical education programs.
House:  ==RESCHEDULED==Public Hearing: 1/28/2015 1:00 PM LOB 207 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 207
Wed 1/28 1:00 PM
  Support_Tier_2
HB 301
Allowing A Parent to Elect Not to Include Their Child In The Unique Pupil Identification System or Other Information Database Maintained By The Department Of Education.

This bill allows a parent, legal guardian, or pupil who is 18 years of age or older to request that their information be removed from and not included in the unique pupil identification system or any other similar database maintained by the department.
House:  Executive Session: 2/10/2015 10:00 AM LOB 207 (1/29) LOB 207
Tue 2/10 10:00 AM
Oppose_Tier_2
HB 323
Relative to The Administration Of The Statewide Assessment Program.

This bill makes changes to the type of statewide assessment that may be administered by a school district.
House:  ==RESCHEDULED==  Public Hearing: 1/28/2015 1:30 PM LOB 207 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 207
Wed 1/28 1:30 PM
  Support_Tier_2
HB 332
Relative to School District Policy Regarding Objectionable Course Material.

This bill requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education.
House:  ===CANCELLED=== Public Hearing: 2/3/2015 1:30 PM LOB 207 (1/29) CANCELLED
LOB 207
Tue 2/3 1:30 PM
Oppose_Tier_2
HB 424
Relative to The Accessibility Of Assessment Materials.

This bill requires the school district to notify a parent or legal guardian of his or her right to inspect and review a pupil’s assessment.
House:  Introduced and Referred to Education. (1/8)     Support_Tier_2
HB 471
Relative to The Powers Of The State Board Of Education and The Duties Of School Boards.

This bill removes the requirement that school boards comply with the rules and regulations of the state board of education. The bill also adds certain specific duties to school boards.
House:  Introduced and Referred to Education. (1/8) Oppose_Tier_2
HB 538
Relative to The Implementation Of New Statewide Education Annual Assessments.

This bill makes changes relating to curriculum standards and the statewide assessment program.
House:  Introduced and Referred to Education. (1/8)     Oppose_Tier_2
HB 562
Repealing The Limitation On The Total Education Grant Distributed to A Municipality In A Fiscal Year and Reducing The Stabilization Grants to Certain Municipalities.

This bill changes the amount of a municipality's stabilization grant and the circumstances under which a municipality would receive a stabilization grant. The also bill repeals the provision limiting the amount of the total education grant distributed to a municipality.
House:  Executive Session: 2/10/2015 10:00 AM LOB 207 (1/29) LOB 207
Tue 2/10 10:00 AM
Support_Tier_2
HB 596
Relative to Health Insurance Plans Of Public Employers.

This bill declares that the state, or any political subdivision of the state, shall not offer its employees any health care plan subject to the excise tax under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unless the extra expense arising from such tax is borne by the plan participants.
House:  Introduced and Referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs. (1/8)     Oppose_Tier_2
HB 634
Relative to Applying The Interest and Dividends Tax to Trusts, Increasing Exemptions, and Extending The Tax to Capital Gains; and Relative to Homeowners Property Tax Relief.

This bill applies the interest and dividends tax to trusts, increases exemptions for the tax, and extends the interest and dividends tax to capital gains. The bill also increases the eligibility levels for the low and moderate income homeowners property tax relief.
House:  Continued Public Hearing: 2/6/2015 2:00 PM LOB 202 (2/2) LOB 202
Fri 2/6 2:00 PM
Support_Tier_2
HB 658
Prohibiting Collective Bargaining Agreements That Require Employees to Join A Labor Union.

This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union.
House:  Introduced and Referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services. (1/8)     Oppose_Tier_2
HB 662
Relative to Property Taxes Paid By Chartered Public Schools Leasing Property.

This bill requires the annual refund of the pro rata share of property taxes paid by a chartered public school pursuant to a lease of property from a non-exempt owner.
House:  Public Hearing: 2/5/2015 2:40 PM LOB 301 (1/29) LOB 301
Thu 2/5 2:40 PM
Oppose_Tier_2
SB 101
Prohibiting The State From Requiring Implementation Of Common Core Standards.

This bill prohibits the department of education and the state board of education from implementing the common core standards in any school or school district in this state.
Senate:  Hearing: 1/20/15, Room 103, LOB, 9:50 a.m.; SC6 (1/14)   LOB 103
Tue 1/20 9:50 AM
Oppose_Tier_2
SB 152
Requiring The State Police to Disclose Results Of A Criminal Records Check to School Officials.

This bill amends the disclosure procedures for criminal history records checks performed on prospective school employees and volunteers.
Senate:  Introduced and Referred to Education; SJ 4 (1/8) Oppose_Tier_2
SB 81
Relative to The Powers Of The State Board Of Education.

This bill limits the authority of the state board of education to the department of education and the commissioner of the department of education.
Senate:  Hearing:=== RESCHEDULED ===  2/5/15, Room 103, LOB, 9:00 a.m.; SC8 (1/26)   RESCHEDULED
LOB 103
Thu 2/5 9:00 AM
Oppose_Tier_2
SB 82
Relative to The Authority Of The Commissioner Of The Department Of Education.

This bill prohibits the commissioner of the department of education from initiating or assuming any managerial, supervisory, or operational function, or directing action with district superintendents, principals, or CIA (curriculum, instruction, and assessment), and prohibits the commissioner from initiating or establishing district oversight through an extended cabinet of regional liaisons.
Senate:  Hearing:=== RESCHEDULED ===  2/5/15, Room 103, LOB, 9:20 a.m.; SC8 (1/26) RESCHEDULED
LOB 103
Thu 2/5 9:20 AM
Oppose_Tier_2