HB 587-FN - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 587-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37; Rep. Fisher, Belk. 9; Rep. Zaricki, Hills. 6; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Sen. Innis, Dist 24
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
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04/19/2018 1654s 17-0200
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
PROHIBITING CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS
332-L:1 Definition. In this chapter, "conversion therapy" means practices or treatments that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender. Conversion therapy shall not include counseling that provides assistance to a person undergoing gender transition, or counseling that provides acceptance, support, and understanding of a person or facilitates a person's coping, social support, and identity exploration and development, including sexual-orientation-neutral interventions to prevent or address unlawful conduct or unsafe sexual practices, as long as such counseling does not seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.
332-L:2 Prohibition; Violations and Enforcement.
I. A person who is licensed to provide professional counseling under RSA 326-B, RSA 328-D, RSA 329, RSA 329-B, RSA 330-A:16, RSA 330-A:18, RSA 330-A:19, RSA 330-A:20, RSA 330-A:21, or RSA 330-C, including, but not limited to, a nurse, physician assistant, physician, psychologist, clinical social worker, clinical mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, or licensed alcohol and drug counselor, or a person who performs counseling as part of the person's professional training for any of these professions, shall not engage in conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.
II. Any licensed professional, as listed in paragraph I, who proposes to engage or engages in conversion therapy on a patient under 18 years of age shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct and shall be subject to such discipline as the relevant licensing authority deems appropriate.
332-L:3 Non-Infringement. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to infringe on any constitutional right, including the free exercise of religion.
Approved: June 08, 2018
Effective Date: January 01, 2019
|Feb. 21, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 23, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Oct. 26, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 3, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 9, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|April 10, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|April 19, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 19, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 5, 2017||Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 20|
|Feb. 14, 2017||==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/14/2017 10:00 AM LOB 305-307|
|Feb. 21, 2017||==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 02/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 305-307|
|Feb. 23, 2017||Executive Session: 02/23/2017 LOB 205|
|Retained in Committee|
|Aug. 30, 2017||Retained Bill Full Committee Work Session: 08/30/2017 01:15 PM LOB 205|
|Oct. 26, 2017||Executive Session: 10/26/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 12-8; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass|
|Special Order to 1/9/2018 Without Objection HJ 1 P. 104|
|Jan. 9, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 166-165 01/09/2018 HJ 2 P. 35|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Reconsider HB 587 (Rep. Parkhurst): MA RC 178-169 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 31|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MF RC 171-177 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 33|
|Feb. 8, 2018||FLAM # 2018-0438h (Rep. J. Edwards): AF DV 167-183 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 35|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA RC 179-171 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 35|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Introduced 02/15/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 5|
|April 10, 2018||Hearing: 04/10/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:45 pm; SC 16|
|April 19, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1502s, 04/19/2018; SC 17|
|April 19, 2018||Special Order to the present time, Without Objection, MA; 04/19/2018; SJ 13|
|April 19, 2018||Committee Amendment # 2018-1502s, RC 12Y-12N, AF; 04/19/2018; SJ 13|
|April 19, 2018||Sen. Fuller Clark Floor Amendment # 2018-1654s, RC 14Y-10N, AA; 04/19/2018; SJ 13|
|April 19, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1654s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/19/2018; SJ 13|
|May 10, 2018||House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1654s and Requests CofC (Rep. Kotowski): MF RC 163-182 05/10/2018|
|May 10, 2018||House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1654s (Rep. Butler): MA VV 05/10/2018|
|May 10, 2018||Reconsider concurrence with amendment 1654s (Rep. White): MF RC 158-187 05/10/2018|
|May 23, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18|
|May 23, 2018||Enrolled 05/23/2018|
|June 8, 2018||Signed by Governor Sununu 06/08/2018; Chapter 167; Eff. 1/1/2019|