HB435 (2011) Detail

Establishing a committee to study joint parenting decisions.


HB 435 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

11-0908

05/09

HOUSE BILL 435

AN ACT establishing a committee to study joint parenting decisions.

SPONSORS: Rep. L. Christiansen, Hills 27

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study joint parenting decisions.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11-0908

05/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT establishing a committee to study joint parenting decisions.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study joint parenting decisions.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

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

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

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall study the frequency with which courts award parents equal or approximately equal parenting time. The study shall include consideration of whether the child support guidelines adequately address such arrangements and whether amendment of the child support formula is needed.

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

5 Report. The committee 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, 2011.

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

Links

HB435 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB435 Revision: 19065 Date: Jan. 25, 2011, midnight

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