SB 489 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 489
SPONSORS: Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. K. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Burt, Hills. 39; Rep. Carr, Hills. 26; Rep. Seidel, Hills. 28
COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services
This bill establishes a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
19Apr2018... 1395h 18-2909
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:
229:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
(b) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. The committee shall:
(a) Define parental alienation and identify its characteristics.
(b) Examine the causes, costs, and effects of parental alienation, including but not limited to the effects on minor children, the effects on adult children, and the secondary effects of parental alienation.
(c) Examine the relationship between parental alienation and domestic abuse, violent crime, substance abuse, and mental illness.
(d) Examine the role of the courts, including guardians ad litem, in cases involving parental alienation.
(e) Study the treatment of parental alienation, both for the perpetrators and the victims.
(f) Examine what, if any, preventative measures should be implemented.
(g) Study any other related matters it deems appropriate.
II. The committee may seek information from doctors, psychologists, sociologists, judges, victims, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and any other body or individual with relevant information.
229:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the senate member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
229:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.
Approved: June 08, 2018
Effective Date: June 08, 2018
|Feb. 6, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 27, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 10, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 19, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
June 8, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/08/2018; Chapter 0229; Effective 06/08/2018
May 10, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018: Enrolled 05/10/2018
May 2, 2018: Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
April 19, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 1395h: MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 3
April 19, 2018: Amendment # 2018-1395h: AA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 3
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1395h (Vote 13-0; CC)
April 19, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1395h for 04/19/2018 (Vote 13-0; CC) HC 15 P. 3
April 10, 2018: Executive Session: 04/10/2018 LOB 206
March 27, 2018: Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 11:00 AM LOB 206
March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 7 P. 52
Feb. 15, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0514s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0514s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 22, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/22/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 8
Feb. 15, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0514s, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 6, 2018: Hearing: 02/06/2018, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 6
Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1