CHAPTER 209

HB 1594 - FINAL VERSION

 

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2022 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1594

 

AN ACT relative to assistance to certain students with disabilities in registering to vote.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Paige, Rock. 18; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6; Rep. Maggiore, Rock. 22

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for students with an individualized education program or accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to discuss including voter registration in the student's plan.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to assistance to certain students with disabilities in registering to vote.

 

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

 

209:1  New Section; Special Education; Voter Registration Planning.  Amend RSA 186-C by inserting after section 8 the following new section:

186-C:8-a  Voter Registration Planning.  When an individualized education program (IEP) team or planning team for accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 701 et seq) meets for the purpose of reviewing or developing an IEP or accommodation plan for a student who is 17 years of age or older, or will be during that academic year, the team shall discuss voter registration as an appropriate community living/citizenship training goal or competency to be included in the IEP or Section 504 plan, and, if appropriate, when and how voter registration should be accomplished. Any resulting decisions shall be included in the IEP or Section 504 plan.

209:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 17, 2022

Effective Date: August 16, 2022