Common Legislative Abbreviations and Terms

There is a fair amount of jargon used in education and legislative circles. Part of getting involved requires learning to understand and talk the same language. This key will demystify common abbreviations and terms. Where appropriate, links to organizations, committees, and resources are included.

CCSS = Common Core State Standards, sometime abbreviated as CC

HEAC = Home Education Advisory Council

HEC = House Education Committee, usually meets in LOB room 207

SEC = Senate Education Committee, usually meets in LOB room 103

HB = a bill that originates in the NH House of Representatives

SB = a bill that originates in the NH Senate

FN = denotes that a bill has a fiscal note, follows the bill number

/A = denotes that a bill has an amendment, follows the bill number

LSR = Legislative Services Request, the filing made by a legislator for a proposed bill

OTP = Ought to Pass recommendation by a legislative committee, indicates that the committee supports the bill

ITL = Inexpedient to Legislate recommendation by a legislative committee, indicates that the committee is against the bill

COC = Committee of Conference, the process to reconcile bills that have different versions passed by the House and Senate

LOB = Legislative Office Building, the building immediately behind the Statehouse, located at 33 N State St, Concord, NH 03301

SAU = School Administrative Unit, refers to the local school district office of a community

PA = Participating Agency, the homeschool family’s reporting school, may be the local SAU or a private school that offers the service

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