Bill Text - SB538 (2016)

Relative to children taken into custody under the child protection act and relative to the commission to review child abuse fatalities.


Revision: Feb. 1, 2016, midnight

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SB 538  - AS INTRODUCED

 

2016 SESSION

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SENATE BILL\t538

 

AN ACT\trelative to children taken into custody under the child protection act and relative to the commission to review child abuse fatalities.

 

SPONSORS:\tSen. Boutin, Dist 16; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Kelly, Dist 10; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Stiles, Dist 24; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18

 

COMMITTEE:\tHealth and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill:

 

\tI.  Extends the time period within which a hearing must be held regarding a child taken into protective custody under RSA 169-C and requires the police to notify the department of health and human services of the hearing.

 

\tII.  Extends the commission to review child abuse fatalities to June 30, 2017.

 

\tThe bill is a request of the commission to review child abuse fatalities, established in 2015, 127.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to children taken into custody under the child protection act and relative to the commission to review child abuse fatalities.

 

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

 

\t1  Protective Custody; Hearing.  Amend RSA 169-C:6, IV to read as follows:

\t\tIV.  The court shall hold a hearing on the matter within [24] 48 hours of taking the child into protective custody, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excluded.  Notice shall be given by the police to both parents, the department, and all parties designated by the petitioner or the court.

\t2  Commission to Review Child Abuse Fatalities; Repeal Date Extended.  Amend 2015, 127:6, II to read as follows:

\t\tII.  Section 5 of this act shall take effect June 30, [2016] 2017.

\t3  Effective Date.

\t\tI.  Section 1 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

\t\tII.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

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