HB1360 (2012, passed House) tightening legislative oversight of the state board of education

posted Dec 8, 2011, 8:53 AM by Bill Duncan   [ updated May 21, 2012, 5:43 AM ]
Docket (passed House by voice vote, amended to reporting only and passed in Senate, pending CoC)

Sponsors: (Prime) Michael BalboniLynne Ober 
COMMITTEE: Education
This bill exempts the state board of education from the rulemaking procedures in RSA 541-A and requires the state board of education to submit proposed rules to the house and senate education committees for approval.

DNHPE 4/3/12 Update: As the Senate Education voted to ITL HB 219 today, they discussed the prospect of using this bill to provide whatever addition DOE oversight is needed.  Therefore, we have moved this bill to "High Priority Bills."
DNHPE 4/1/12 Update: This bill has been amended out of existence.  It now provides more oversight by the Legislature.

DNHPE 12/8/11 Comment:  An obvious formula for disaster, allowing the education committees to legislate without going to the trouble of passing bills.  This is related to HB545, an attempt to repeal DOE authority over home schooling, and HB 219, an attempt to disband DOE.