This bill allows the Department of Education to file a complaint on behalf of a person who has been aggrieved by a discriminatory practice by a school or school district. The bill adds a new paragraph to RSA 354-A:28 to specify that the Department of Education may bring a complaint to the state commission on human rights. The bill also states that RSA 354-A:19, which addresses retaliation or discrimination against a person on whose behalf a complaint has been filed, will apply to any person on whose behalf a complaint has been filed by the department. The bill will take effect on January 1, 2024.

The fiscal impact of this bill is indeterminable at this time. The Human Rights Commission states that it is unknown how many cases may result from this bill, so the fiscal impact cannot be determined. The Department of Education does not expect this bill to impact its budget.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 354-A:28