This bill introduces comprehensive due process protections for individuals at publicly funded higher education institutions in New Hampshire, including students, student organizations, and faculty members, when they are involved in disciplinary proceedings. It outlines a range of rights such as the right to a hearing, advance notice of allegations, access to evidence, the presumption of innocence, and the right to appeal, among others. These protections are to be provided before any disciplinary action is taken, except in cases of imminent threat. The bill also specifies that findings from these proceedings are not admissible in criminal court and that institutions must wait for the adjudication of criminal charges before proceeding with their own disciplinary actions, with an exception for temporary measures.

The bill has financial implications for the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and the University System of New Hampshire (USNH), with CCSNH estimating costs of approximately $386,000 for FY 2025 and $380,000 for each of the following two years. The USNH anticipates a minimum annual cost of $500,000. The bill could also lead to conflicts with federal guidance, potentially resulting in increased liability, federal fines, or loss of federal funding, including student financial aid, due to non-compliance with Title IX and Title VII. The exact financial impact of this potential non-compliance is not determined but could be significant. The bill is set to take effect on July 1, 2025. No deletions from current law are mentioned in the provided text.