SB359 (2018) Detail

Relative to notice to school districts of out-of-home placements.


CHAPTER 51

SB 359 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/15/2018   0487s

2018 SESSION

18-2928

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 359

 

AN ACT 51:relative to notice to school districts of out-of-home placements.51:

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. M. Moffett, Merr. 9; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of health and human services to notify the child's school district of an out-of-home placement recommended or initiated by the department in a juvenile court proceeding.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/15/2018   0487s 18-2928

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to notice to school districts of out-of-home placements.

 

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

 

51:1  Child Protection Act; Notice to School District of Out-of-Home Placement; Development of Transition Plan.  Amend RSA 169-C:20-a to read as follows:

169-C:20-a  Notice to School District of Out-of-Home Placement; Development of Transition Plan [Required].  

I.  If the department of health and human services recommends or initiates an out-of-home placement or a change in placement [that will result in a change of school assignment], whether within or out of the district, the department shall notify the school district as soon as possible of the change in placement and shall work with the school district to determine how, consistent with the best interest of the child, to assure the child's educational stability [to allow the school district to participate in the facilitation of a successful transition of the child from one school to the next].

II.  When necessary to transition the child to a different school or school district, the department and school district shall develop a transition plan for the child.  The objective of the plan shall be to minimize the number of placements for the child and to facilitate any change in placement or school assignment with the least [emotional and mental impact to the child] disruption to the child's education.  To the extent appropriate, the child may be involved in the formation of the plan.

51:2  New Section; Delinquent Children; Notice to School District of Out-of-Home Placement; Development of Transition Plan.  Amend RSA 169-B by inserting after section 22 the following new section:  

169-B:22-a  Notice to School District of Out-of-Home Placement; Development of Transition Plan.

I.  If the department of health and human services recommends or initiates an out-of-home placement or a change in placement, whether within or out of the district, the department shall notify the school district as soon as possible of the change in placement and shall work with the school district to determine how, consistent with the best interest of the child, to assure the child's educational stability.

II.  When necessary to transition the child to a different school or school district, the department and school district shall develop a transition plan for the child.  The objective of the plan shall be to minimize the number of placements for the child and to facilitate any change in placement or school assignment with the least disruption to the child's education.  To the extent appropriate, the child may be involved in the formation of the plan.

51:3  New Section; Children in Need of Services; Notice to School District of Out-of-Home Placement; Development of Transition Plan.  Amend RSA 169-D by inserting after section 18-a the following new section:

169-D:18-b  Notice to School District of Out-of-Home Placement; Development of Transition Plan.

I.  If the department of health and human services recommends or initiates an out-of-home placement or a change in placement, whether within or out of the district, the department shall notify the school district as soon as possible of the change in placement and shall work with the school district to determine how, consistent with the best interest of the child, to assure the child's educational stability.

II.  When necessary to transition the child to a different school or school district, the department and school district shall develop a transition plan for the child.  The objective of the plan shall be to minimize the number of placements for the child and to facilitate any change in placement or school assignment with the least disruption to the child's education.  To the extent appropriate, the child may be involved in the formation of the plan.

51:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2018

Effective Date: July 14, 2018

Links

SB359 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
March 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB359 Revision: 3910 Date: May 25, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
SB359 Revision: 3410 Date: April 5, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
SB359 Revision: 3070 Date: Feb. 15, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
SB359 Revision: 2678 Date: Dec. 12, 2017, 1:07 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Education; SJ 1
Jan. 23, 2018 Hearing: 01/23/2018, Room 103, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 48
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0487s, 02/15/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0487s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0487s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 7 P. 51
March 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 01:00 PM LOB 206
March 20, 2018 Executive Session: 03/20/2018 LOB 206
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 8-0; CC)
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05/2018 (Vote 8-0; CC) HC 13 P. 3
April 5, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 3
April 12, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/12/2018); SJ 13
April 19, 2018 Enrolled 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2
April 12, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/12/2018); SJ 13
May 15, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 05/15/2018; Chapter 0051; Effective 07/14/2018