HB488 (2005) Detail

Establishing a task force on mental health costs.


HB 488 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2005 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 488

AN ACT establishing a task force on mental health costs.

SPONSORS: Rep. Wendelboe, Belk 1

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a task force to study the costs incurred by mental illness as it relates to all areas of state services.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23Feb2005… 0262h

05-0808

01/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a task force on mental health costs.

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

1 Task Force Established. There is established a task force to make a comprehensive study of costs incurred by mental illness, including drug and alcohol addiction, as it relates to all areas of state services.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the task force shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) The administrative justice the of the district courts, or designee.

(d) A probation and parole officer, appointed by the commissioner of the department of corrections.

(e) An administrator of a nursing home, appointed by the governor.

(f) The commissioner of the department of education, or designee.

(g) The commissioner of the department of corrections, or designee.

(h) The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(i) The attorney general, or designee.

(j) The executive director of the governor’s commission on disability, or designee.

(k) The executive director of the governor’s council on drug and alcohol abuse, or designee.

(l) A public defender, appointed by the judicial council.

(m) The President of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, or designee.

II. The task force shall solicit information from any person or entity the task force deems relevant to its study.

III. Legislative members of the task force shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the task force.

3 Duties. The task force shall make a comprehensive study of costs incurred by mental illness, including drug and alcohol addiction, as it relates to all areas of state services.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the task force shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the task force shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the task force shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Nine members of the task force shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The task force shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2005.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB488 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB488 Revision: 8936 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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