SB166 (2017) Detail

Relative to termination of the parent-child relationship in cases of sexual assault.


CHAPTER 93

SB 166 - FINAL VERSION

 

20Apr2017... 1008h

2017 SESSION

17-0921

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 166

 

AN ACT relative to termination of the parent-child relationship in cases of sexual assault.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Keans, Straf. 23; Rep. Wall, Straf. 6; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that upon a showing that the child's birth is the result of sexual assault of the birth mother, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that termination of the biological father's parental rights is in the best interest of the child.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20Apr2017... 1008h 17-0921

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to termination of the parent-child relationship in cases of sexual assault.

 

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

 

93:1  Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship in Cases of Sexual Assault.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 170-C:5-a to read as follows:

170-C:5-a  Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship in Cases of Sexual Assault.  A petition for termination of the parent-child relationship shall be granted in cases where the child's birth is the result of sexual assault of the birth mother and where termination of the parent-child relationship is in the best interests of the child. Upon a showing, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the child's birth is the result of sexual assault of the birth mother, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that termination of the biological father's parent-child relationship with the child is in the best interest of the child.  This section shall apply to a person who has been found to be the father of a child and who:

93:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

 

Approved: June 07, 2017

Effective Date: January 01, 2018

Links

SB166 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2017 House Hearing
April 11, 2017 House Exec Session
April 20, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB166 Revision: 1276 Date: June 12, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
SB166 Revision: 1277 Date: May 11, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
SB166 Revision: 1278 Date: April 20, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
SB166 Revision: 1279 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 5
Jan. 31, 2017 Hearing: 01/31/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:40 am; SC 8
Feb. 23, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/23/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 11
Feb. 23, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/23/2017; SJ 7
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 10:00 AM LOB 206
April 11, 2017 Executive Session: 04/11/2017 11:00 AM LOB 206
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1008h for 04/20/2017 (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 20 P. 3
April 20, 2017 Amendment # 2017-1008h: AA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 2
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1008h: MA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 2
May 11, 2017 Sen. Carson Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 Enrolled 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 9
May 18, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/18/2017); SJ 18
Jan. 1, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/07/2017; Chapter 0093; Effective 01/01/2018