HB 164 (2011, failed) requiring legislative approval for the adoption of the common core state standards in New Hampshire

posted Jan 13, 2012, 8:06 AM by Bill Duncan   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 6:02 AM ]
Docket (passed the House on a voice vote.  Died on the Table in the Senate)

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf 5; Rep. Boehm, Hills 27; Rep. W. Smith, Rock 18; Rep. Jasper, Hills 27; Rep. Kurk, Hills 7

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This bill requires prior approval of the general court for the inclusion or implementation of the common core state standards in the definition of an adequate education or as part of the New Hampshire curriculum frameworks.



Amendment to HB 164
Amend RSA 193-E:2-a, IV(b) as inserted by section 1 of the bill by replacing it with the following:513 SENATE JOURNAL 1 JUNE 2011
(b)(1) The “common core state standards” developed jointly by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers shall not be
adopted or approved, without prior approval of the general court.
(2) This subparagraph shall not apply to the English language arts and mathematics
common core state standards which have been approved, in principle, by the state board of education prior to the effective date of this subparagraph.
Amend the bill by inserting after section 1 the following and renumbering the original section 2 to read as 3:
2 State Board of Education; Report on Review of English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core
State Standards. On or before December 31, 2011, the state board of education shall submit a report to the
speaker of the house of representatives, senate president, and the chairmen of the house and senate education
committees on the board’s review of the English language arts and mathematics common core state standards
and the relevance of those standards to the delivery of public education in this state.
2011-2160s
AMENDED ANALYSIS
This bill requires prior approval of the general court for the adoption, approval, or implementation of the
common core state standards in any school district of this state, or as part of the New Hampshire curriculum frameworks, or as part of an adequate education. The bill also requires the state board of education to submit a report on the board’s review of the English Language Arts and Mathematics common core state standards and the relevance of those standards to the delivery of public education in this state.

The question is on the adoption of the Committee Amendment.
Sen. Stiles moved to Lay on the Table HB 164.
A roll call was requested by Sen. Forsythe, seconded by Sen. Barnes.
The following Senators voted yes: Gallus, Houde, Odell, Kelly, Lambert, Larsen, Boutin, Barnes,
Rausch, d’Allesandro, Merrill, Prescott, Stiles, Bragdon.
The following Senators voted No: Forrester, Bradley, Forsythe, Groen, Sanborn, White, Luther,
Carson, de Blois, Morse.
yeas: 14 - Nays: 10