House Bill 1689: Exempting Certain Boards and Committees from Repeal

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Last Updated: July 29, 2010
House Bill 1689: Exempting Certain Boards and Committees from Repeal
Sponsors:
Representatives Harding, Kurk, and Irwin, and Senator Cilley
Summary:

This bill would reinstate the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) and various other committees.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:

Please contact your legislator and tell them that you support this bill. The committees and commissions affected provide valuable opportunities for citizens to participate and have a voice in matters that affect them. Repealing many of these commissions would be detrimental to New Hampshire citizens.

Status:

1/12/2010 (House) Introduced and referred to Legislative Administration
2/01/2010 (House) Public Hearing: 2/8/2010 10:00 a.m. Legislative Office Building (LOB) 104
2/01/2010 (House) Executive Session: 2/9/2010 3:00 p.m. LOB 104
2/10/2010 (House) Committee report: Ought to pass with amendment #0557H.
2/10/2010 (House) Proposed Committee Amendment #0557H
2/17/2010 (House) Amendment #0557H adopted, voice vote
2/17/2010 (House) Ought to pass with amendment #0557H
3/24/2010 (Senate) Introduced and referred to executive departments and administration
4/15/2010 (Senate) Hearing: April 20, 2010, Room 101, LOB, 3:20 p.m.
4/29/2010     (Senate)     Committee Report: Ought to pass with amendment 1717S
5/5/2010     (Senate)     Passed by third reading resolution
6/02/2010     (Senate)     Enrolled
6/02/2010     (House)     Enrolled
7/28/2010     Signed by Governor

Background:

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) was formed in 1991 to facilitate communication between the Department of Education and the home education community. Duties of the HEAC include the following:

(1) Developing and maintaining effective communications between home educators and those public, and nonpublic schools and state and local agencies involved in home education;
(2) Recommending to the commissioner and State Board of Education desired changes in rules pertaining to home education;
(3) Establishing a grievance committee to hear grievances referred to it by the commissioner; and
(4) Providing an annual report to the state board on its activities.

Currently, the HEAC is scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2011.

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