SB148 (2017) Detail

Establishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.


CHAPTER 84

SB 148 - FINAL VERSION

 

04/27/2017   1565EBA

2017 SESSION

17-0803

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 148

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study families in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren in New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/27/2017   1565EBA 17-0803

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

84:1  New Subdivision; Commission to Study Grandfamilies in New Hampshire.  Amend RSA 170-G by inserting after section 16 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study Grandfamilies in New Hampshire

170-G:17  Commission to Study Grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

I.  There is established a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire. The membership of the commission shall be as follows:

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

(b)  Three members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall serve on the health and human services and elderly affairs committee, one of whom shall serve on the committee responsible for children and family law, and one of whom shall serve on the finance committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of education, or designee.

(e)  One representative of the division of family assistance, department of health and human services, appointed by that division.

(f)  One representative of the division for children, youth and families, department of health and human services, appointed by that division.

(g)  One representative of Every Child Matters in New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(h)  One representative of the Family Assistance Advisory Council, appointed by that council.

(i)  One representative of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(j)  One representative of Family Resource Centers of Quality, appointed by Family Support New Hampshire.

(k)  One representative of Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(l)  One representative of New Futures, appointed by that organization.

(m)  One representative of National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(n)  One representative of the Belknap-Merrimack Early Head Start, appointed by that organization.

(o)  One public school principal, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals.

(p)  One pediatrician licensed in New Hampshire, appointed by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society.

(q)  One member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, appointed by that association.

(r)  One representative of AARP, appointed by that organization.

(s)  One representative of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, appointed by that association.

(t)  Three grandparent caregivers, appointed by the Family Assistance Advisory Council.

II.  The commission shall address issues related to grandfamilies in New Hampshire.  The commission's duties shall include, but not be limited to:

(a)  Review of current data regarding grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

(b)  Review of current barriers facing grandparents that are raising children in New Hampshire.

(c)  Identification of causes of issues affecting New Hampshire grandfamilies.

(d)  Development of corrective actions for addressing issues facing grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

(e)  Identification of current actions being taken to address grandfamilies in New Hampshire and their effectiveness.

III.  Members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 30 days of the effective date of this section.  Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.  The senate health and human services committee staff shall provide clerical, administrative, and research services to the commission as may be needed.

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

V.  The commission shall submit an interim report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2017 and shall submit a final report on or before September 1, 2018.

84:2  Repeal.  RSA 170-G:17, establishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire, is repealed.

84:3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect September 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 02, 2017

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 shall take effect September 1, 2018.

II. Remainder shall take effect June 2, 2017.

Links

SB148 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 9, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2017 House Hearing
April 11, 2017 House Exec Session
April 20, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB148 Revision: 1642 Date: June 6, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
SB148 Revision: 1643 Date: May 3, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
SB148 Revision: 1644 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5
Jan. 31, 2017 Hearing: 01/31/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 8
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/09/2017; SC 9
Feb. 9, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/09/2017; SJ 5
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 8 P. 45
March 21, 2017 Public Hearing: 03/21/2017 01:00 PM LOB 206
April 11, 2017 Executive Session: 04/11/2017 11:00 AM LOB 206
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/20/2017 (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 20 P. 3
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 2
April 20, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1565e: AA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 25
April 27, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1565e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 04/27/2017); SJ 16
May 4, 2017 Enrolled 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 47
April 27, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16
June 2, 2017 Signed by the Governor on 06/02/2017; Chapter 0084
Sept. 1, 2018 I. Section 2 Effective 09/01/2018
June 2, 2017 II. Remainder Effective 06/02/2017