HB1213 (2008) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the juvenile justice system.


HB 1213 – AS INTRODUCED

2008 SESSION

08-2287

05/10

HOUSE BILL 1213

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the juvenile justice system.

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Walz, Merr 13

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study juvenile proceedings under RSA 169-B and RSA 169-D.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

08-2287

05/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the juvenile justice system.

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

1 Commission to Study the Juvenile Justice System Established.

I. There is established a commission to study juvenile proceedings under RSA 169-B, relative to delinquent children, and RSA 169-D, relative to children in need of services.

II. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

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

(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) The attorney general, or designee.

(d) The commissioner of health and human services, or designee.

(e) The director of the division of juvenile justice services, department of health and human services.

(f) One district court judge, appointed by the administrative judge of the district courts.

(g) One superior court judge, appointed by the chief justice of the superior court.

(h) Three members of the law enforcement community, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(i) A representative of the Disabilities Rights Center, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(j) A representative of a nonprofit organization that provides court-ordered services to juveniles, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

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

IV. The commission shall study juvenile proceedings under RSA 169-B, relative to delinquent children, and RSA 169-D, relative to children in need of services. The commission shall examine the nature and scope of proceedings under these chapters, including the adult certification process in RSA 169-B:24, and any other relevant issues. The commission shall solicit information and testimony from law enforcement officials, the department of health and human services, members of the legal community, and such additional persons and entities as may assist the commission in the performance of its duties.

V. The first-named house member shall serve as chairperson of the commission. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member and shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI. The commission 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 September 1, 2009.

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

Links

HB1213 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1213 Revision: 11415 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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