Bill Text: NH SB526 | 2024 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to a public school facility condition assessment and school building aid grants for temperature control.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2024-04-18 - Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate 04/10/2024 (Vote 20-0; Consent Calendar) [SB526 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2024-SB526-Amended.html

SB 526 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/21/2024   0683s

2024 SESSION

24-3100

12/02

 

SENATE BILL 526

 

AN ACT relative to a public school facility condition assessment and school building aid grants for temperature control.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 22; Rep. Heath, Hills. 41; Rep. B. Sullivan, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires public school districts to consider building temperatures conducive to education during extreme external temperatures.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/21/2024   0683s 24-3100

12/02

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to a public school facility condition assessment and school building aid grants for temperature control.

 

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

 

1  Education; Schools; Air Quality and Temperature.  Amend RSA 200:48 to read as follows:

200:48 Air Quality and Temperature Control in Schools.

I.  The school board of each school district shall develop and implement a policy governing air quality issues in schools.  [The policy shall address methods of minimizing or eliminating emissions from buses, cars, delivery vehicles, maintenance vehicles, and other motorized vehicles used for transportation on school property taking into account the state anti-idling and clean air zone policies established by the department of environmental services.]

II.  Each school district shall develop and implement a classroom temperature control plan.  The plan shall include procedures to maintain classrooms temperatures between 68 degrees and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during heating months and between 72 degrees and 79 degrees Fahrenheit during cooling months, to the maximum extent practical.  The plan shall also include procedures for closing classrooms when temperatures are below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or above 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.

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