Bill Details - HB1482 (2018)

HB 1482 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2464

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1482

 

AN ACT relative to testing of state law enforcement officers for steroid use.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the director of state police to develop rules for testing state law enforcement officers for steroid use.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2464

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to testing of state law enforcement officers for steroid use.

 

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

 

1  Findings.  The general court finds that non-prescription steroids and their artificial counterparts could be detrimental to the health of our police force.  The general court further finds that professional sport associations have already adopted policies prohibiting the use of these performance enhancers as well as policies for random drug testing of the players to protect the players, and the NCAA has already taken actions similar to the professional sporting associations and prohibited the use of steroids and enacted random drug testing for college level athletes.  The general court also finds that there are potential side affects to these artificial steroids that could put our citizens at risk.

2  New Paragraph; Rulemaking; Steroid Testing for Law Enforcement Officers.  Amend RSA 106-B:7 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V.  The director shall, with the approval of the commissioner of safety, adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, developing a process for randomly testing state police officers for any synthetic hormone derived from testosterone that is known to cause psychotic episodes, spontaneous rage, or aggressive behavior, or any anabolic steroid as defined in RSA 318-B:1, II-a.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 12
Jan. 23, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 01:00 PM LOB 306
Jan. 24, 2018 Executive Session: 01/24/2018 LOB 306
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 9 P. 20
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 36

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 24, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1482 Revision: 1836 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, noon