SB489 (2018) Detail

Establishing a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.


CHAPTER 229

SB 489 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/15/2018   0514s

19Apr2018... 1395h

2018 SESSION

18-2909

05/08

 

SENATE BILL 489

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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   0514s

19Apr2018... 1395h 18-2909

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.

 

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.

229:2  Membership and Compensation.

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.

229:3  Duties.

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.

229:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 08, 2018

Effective Date: June 08, 2018

Links

SB489 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
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
House Floor Vote
April 19, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB489 Revision: 4149 Date: June 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
SB489 Revision: 3795 Date: May 7, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
SB489 Revision: 3502 Date: April 19, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
SB489 Revision: 3086 Date: Feb. 16, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
SB489 Revision: 2817 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1
Feb. 6, 2018 Hearing: 02/06/2018, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 6
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0514s, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/22/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 8
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0514s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0514s, 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. 52
March 27, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 11:00 AM LOB 206
April 10, 2018 Executive Session: 04/10/2018 LOB 206
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1395h for 04/19/2018 (Vote 13-0; CC) HC 15 P. 3
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1395h (Vote 13-0; CC)
April 19, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1395h: AA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 3
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1395h: MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 3
May 2, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 10, 2018 Enrolled 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
June 8, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/08/2018; Chapter 0229; Effective 06/08/2018