HB1785 (2018) Detail

Changing "hearing impaired" to "deaf" or "hard of hearing" in the New Hampshire laws.


CHAPTER 275

HB 1785 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2052

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1785

 

AN ACT changing "hearing impaired" to "deaf" or "hard of hearing" in the New Hampshire laws.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bove, Rock. 5; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes "hearing impaired" to "deaf" or "hard of hearing" in the New Hampshire laws.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2052

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT changing "hearing impaired" to "deaf" or "hard of hearing" in the New Hampshire laws.

 

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

 

275:1  Confidential Communications Between Victims and Counselors; Definitions.  Amend RSA 173-C:1, I to read as follows:

I.  "Confidential communication'' means information transmitted between a victim, as defined in paragraph VI, of an alleged sexual assault, alleged domestic abuse, alleged sexual harassment, or alleged stalking, and a sexual assault or domestic violence counselor in the course of that relationship and in confidence by means which, so far as the victim is aware, does not disclose the information to a third person.  The presence of an interpreter for the [hearing impaired] deaf or hard of hearing, a foreign language interpreter, or any other interpreter necessary for that communication to take place shall not affect the confidentiality of the communication nor shall it be deemed a waiver of the privilege.  The term includes all information received by the sexual assault or domestic violence counselor in the course of that relationship.

275:2  Telecommunications Equipment Program.  Amend RSA 200-C:7, I to read as follows:

I.  The administrator, bureau of vocational rehabilitation, shall develop a program to make special telecommunications equipment available to deaf, [hearing impaired] hard of hearing, and speech impaired persons.  The program shall provide for the purchase, maintenance and repair of special telecommunications equipment for deaf, [hearing impaired] hard of hearing, and speech impaired persons.  Any equipment purchased under the program shall be property of the state of New Hampshire

275:3  Vocational Rehabilitation Program; Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Amend RSA 200-C:19, V-VIII to read as follows:

V.  Collect data on the needs of the [hearing impaired] deaf or hard of hearing community and investigate resources to meet those needs.

VI.  Provide technical assistance to state and private agencies requesting such assistance in order to ensure accessibility for the [hearing impaired] deaf or hard of hearing.

VII.  Assist in development of legislation affecting [hearing impaired] deaf or hard of hearing people in the state as approved by the state board of education.

VIII.  Work with the New Hampshire registry of interpreters for the deaf, the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf, Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing, and any other consumer group interested in hearing loss, as needed, to ensure quality of services for the [hearing impaired] deaf or hard of hearing.

275:4  Speech Pathology Practice; Definitions.  Amend RSA 326-F:1, II(e) to read as follows:

(e)  Providing aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to [hearing-impaired] deaf or hard of hearing individuals and their families.

275:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 18, 2018

Effective Date: August 17, 2018

Links

HB1785 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 18, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 13, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 20, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1785 Revision: 4188 Date: June 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
HB1785 Revision: 3350 Date: April 5, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
HB1785 Revision: 2376 Date: Dec. 4, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 23
Jan. 18, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/18/2018 11:00 AM LOB 205
Jan. 18, 2018 Executive Session: 01/18/2018 LOB 205
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 7, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/07/2018 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 5 P. 9
Feb. 8, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Introduced 02/15/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5
March 13, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/13/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 11
March 20, 2018 Hearing: 03/20/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 13
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/05/2018; SC 15
April 5, 2018 Special Order to the beginning of the regular calendar, Without Objection, MA; 04/05/2018; SJ 11
April 5, 2018 Ought to Pass: RC 23Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/05/2018; SJ 11
April 12, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/12/2018); SJ 13
April 19, 2018 Enrolled 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2
June 18, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/18/2018; Chapter 275; Eff. 8/17/2018