Bill Text - SB489 (2018)

Establishing a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.


Revision: May 7, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

SB 489 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

SB 489 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

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:

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study parental alienation in New Hampshire.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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