HB 1152  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2411

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1152

 

AN ACT relative to verification of eligible students under the education freedom account program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ham, Graf. 5; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that eligible students in the education freedom accounts program continue to verify eligibility for free and reduced price meals.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2411

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to verification of eligible students under the education freedom account program.

 

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

 

1  Education Freedom Accounts; Eligibility; Free and Reduced Price Meals.  Amend RSA 194-F:1, VI to read as follows:

VI. “Eligible student” means a resident of this state who is eligible to enroll in a public elementary or secondary school and whose annual household income at the time the student applies for the program is less than or equal to 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines as updated annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under 42 U.S.C. section 9902(2).  No income threshold need be met in subsequent years except for the purpose of verifying eligibility to receive differentiated aid under RSA 198:40-a, II(b), provided the student otherwise qualifies.  Students in the special school district within the department of corrections established in RSA 194:60 shall not be eligible students.  

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