Bill Text: NH HB1255 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to teachers' loyalty.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-01-09 - Public Hearing: 01/20/2022 11:15 am Legislative Office Building 205-207 [HB1255 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2022-HB1255-Introduced.html

HB 1255  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2444

10/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1255

 

AN ACT relative to teachers' loyalty.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Layon, Rock. 6; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Ammon, Hills. 40; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the prohibition on teacher advocacy of subversive doctrines.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2444

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to teachers' loyalty.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Teachers' Loyalty; Prohibition Added.  Amend RSA 191:1 to read as follows:

191:1 Advocacy of Subversive Doctrines Prohibited.  

I.  No teacher shall advocate communism, socialism, or Marxism as a political doctrine or any other doctrine or theory which includes the overthrow by force of the government of the United States or of this state in any public or state approved school or in any state institution.

II.  No teacher shall advocate any doctrine or theory promoting a negative account or representation of the founding and history of the United States of America in New Hampshire public schools which does not include the worldwide context of now outdated and discouraged practices.  Such prohibition includes but is not limited to teaching that the United States was founded on racism.

III.  A violation of this section shall be considered a violation of the New Hampshire code of ethics and code of conduct for educational professionals and shall justify disciplinary sanctions.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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