HB1384 (2018) Detail

Relative to the evidence standard used in child abuse and neglect cases.


HB 1384 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2665

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1384

 

AN ACT relative to the evidence standard used in child abuse and neglect cases.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Brewster, Merr. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a clear and convincing evidentiary standard in certain 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2665

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the evidence standard used in child abuse and neglect cases.

 

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

 

1  Evidence.  Amend RSA 169-C:12 to read as follows:

169-C:12  Evidence.  In any hearing between husband and wife under this chapter, the court shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence and may admit evidence which it considers relevant and material but in a hearing involving third parties shall apply the clear and convincing evidentiary standard.  Evidence of prior founded or unfounded reports of abuse or neglect shall be admissible in proceedings under this chapter in order to establish a relevant pattern or course of conduct.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

Links

HB1384 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1384 Revision: 2111 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Docket


March 6, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 5


March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 9 P. 4


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-0; CC)


Feb. 21, 2018: ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/21/2018 11:00 AM LOB 206


Feb. 20, 2018: Executive Session: 02/20/2018 11:00 AM LOB 206


Feb. 13, 2018: Public Hearing: 02/13/2018 02:30 PM LOB 206


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 1 P. 9