Bill Text: NH SB304 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to discrimination in public workplaces and education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-12-20 - Hearing: 01/12/2022, Room 100, State House, 01:45 pm; Senate Calendar 50 [SB304 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2022-SB304-Introduced.html

SB 304  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2979

10/04

 

SENATE BILL 304

 

AN ACT relative to discrimination in public workplaces and education.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes provisions concerning freedom from discrimination in public workplaces and education, and clarifies the authority of public schools and public employers concerning discrimination.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2979

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to discrimination in public workplaces and education.

 

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

 

1  Discrimination in Public Schools.  RSA 193:40 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

193:40  Application to Education Laws.  Consistent with education laws of New Hampshire, which recognize the need to provide diverse educational approaches to instruction and curriculum tailored to meet students' needs, nothing in Title XV of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated shall be construed as barring any person employed by a public school district, school administrative unit, or public academy from, or subjecting them to civil liability for, engaging in any form of instruction concerning the historical or current experiences of any group that is protected from discrimination under RSA 193:38 and RSA 193:39.  

2 State Commission For Human Rights; Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces.  RSA 354-A:29 through 354-A:34 are repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

354-A:29  Public Workplaces; Training.  No public employer is barred from, or shall be subject to civil liability for, engaging in or requiring as a condition of employment any form of training concerning the historical or current experiences of any group that is protected from discrimination under this chapter.  A public employer for the purposes of this section includes the state or any subdivision thereof, including, but not limited to counties, cities, towns, precincts, water districts, school districts, school administrative units, or quasi-public entities.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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