HB338 (2017) Detail

Relative to grounds for termination of parental rights.


HB 338 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0677

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 338

 

AN ACT relative to grounds for termination of parental rights.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Burt, Hills. 39

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill specifies that the state's obligation to file a petition to terminate the parental rights of a parent convicted of murder or manslaughter of a child's sibling or other parent applies to cases in which the child is born after the parent's conviction.  The bill also removes the state's discretion to file the petition in such cases.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0677

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to grounds for termination of parental rights.

 

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

 

1  Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights.  Amend RSA 169-C:24-a, I(c)(1) and (2) to read as follows:

(1)  That the parent has been convicted of murder, pursuant to RSA 630:1-a or RSA 630:1-b, of another child of the parent, a sibling or step- sibling of the child, the child's other parent, or other persons related by consanguinity or affinity, including a minor child who resided with the defendant.  This subparagraph shall apply to the parent of a child born after the parent's conviction under RSA 630:1-a or RSA 630:1-b.

(2)  That the parent has been convicted of manslaughter, pursuant to RSA 630:2, of another child of the parent.  This subparagraph shall apply to the parent of a child born after the parent's conviction under RSA 630:2.

2  New Paragraph; Petition for Termination of Parental Rights.  Amend RSA 169-C:24-a by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

III-a.  Paragraph III shall not apply to petitions brought under subparagraph I(c)(1) or I(c)(2).

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB338 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 13, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB338 Revision: 979 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 9
Jan. 17, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 02:00 PM LOB 206
Jan. 31, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/31/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 LOB 206
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 13-1; CC) HC 11 P. 7
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 6
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 7
April 13, 2017 Hearing: 04/13/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 18
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/20/2017; SJ 14