McAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER COMMISSION
(formerly the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission)
Established effective 4-22-88
pursuant to 1998, 160:1. The Christa
McAuliffe Planetarium Commission was within the Office of the Commissioner, Department
of Regional -
#7368* Adopt Cmp 100 Organizational Rules (eff 9-27-00) DO NOT EXPIRE
#7369* Adopt Cmp 200-300 Procedural Rules and Responsibilities of Patrons (eff 9-27-00)
RSA 188-F:57-67 were repealed by 2001, 136:4, effective 7-1-01 and replaced by RSA 12-L:1-12, but, pursuant to 2001, 136:3, existing rules remained in effect “until amended, replaced, or repealed through adoption of rules by the commission pursuant to RSA 12-L:7, II(b). Rulemaking authority subject to RSA 541-A is in RSA 12-L:7, II(b).
RSA 12-L:6, providing administrative attachment to the Department of Regional-Community Technical Colleges, was repealed by 2007, 39:6, effective 7-1-07.
The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission was renamed the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Commission pursuant to 2009, 13:3, effective 4-17-09, with rulemaking authority under RSA 12-L:7, II(b) pursuant to 2009, 13:4.
Pursuant to 2011, 224:88, I, effective 7-1-11, and 2012, 173:1, effective 6-11-12, the functions, positions, powers, duties, responsibilities, and funding of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center was transferred from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Commission to a private operator, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Corporation on January 1, 2013. The Commission has remained a state agency established under RSA 12-L:7 with rulemaking authority under RSA 12-L:7, II(b). However, pursuant to RSA 12-L:7, I(g), adopted by 2012, 173:3, effective 6-11-12, the Commission must coordinate with the private operator “to achieve an orderly transition from operation of the discovery center as a state agency to operation of the discovery center by the private operator.”
No rules were subsequently adopted or filed by the Commission.