HB349 (2017) Detail

Relative to out-of-home placements under the child protection act.


CHAPTER 134

HB 349-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0658h

05/11/2017   1618s

2017 SESSION

17-0096

05/09

 

HOUSE BILL 349-FN

 

AN ACT relative to out-of-home placements under the child protection act.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a court order for an out-of-home placement under the child protection act to include written findings regarding the need for the placement.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0658h

05/11/2017   1618s 17-0096

05/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to out-of-home placements under the child protection act.

 

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

 

134:1  New Paragraphs; Child's Welfare and Findings Regarding Removal.  Amend RSA 169-C:6-b by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraphs:

III.  If the court orders that a child be removed from his or her home at the preliminary hearing under RSA 169-C:15, the adjudicatory hearing under RSA 169-C:18, the dispositional hearing under RSA 169-C:19, or the final hearing under RSA 169-C:21, the court order for removal shall include specific written findings regarding the need for the out-of-home placement.  The order shall briefly state the facts the court found to exist that justify ordering the placement.

IV.  If the order does not comply with the requirements of paragraph III, the judge shall make a written finding to justify the out-of-home placement.  Providing a copy of the order, redacted to protect the identity of the parties and children, to the members of the house committee having jurisdiction over child and family issues shall not be considered a violation of RSA 169-C:25.

134:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

 

Approved: June 16, 2017

Effective Date: January 01, 2018

 

 

 

Links

HB349 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 28, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 28, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB349 Revision: 991 Date: June 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
HB349 Revision: 992 Date: May 18, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
HB349 Revision: 993 Date: May 11, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
HB349 Revision: 994 Date: March 10, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
HB349 Revision: 995 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 9
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 11:00 AM LOB 206
Feb. 7, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/07/2017 01:00 PM LOB 206
Feb. 28, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0658h for 03/08/2017 (Vote 8-5; RC)
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0658h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 53
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0658h: MA DV 186-158 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 53
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9
March 28, 2017 Hearing: 03/28/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am; SC 16
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1618s, 05/11/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1618s, AA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1618s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1618s (Rep. K. Rice): MA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 2
May 31, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/31/2017); SJ 19
June 1, 2017 Enrolled 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 127
June 16, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/16/2017; Chapter 134; Eff. 1/1/2018