Bill Details - SB508 (2018)

SB 508 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/15/2018   0535s

2018 SESSION

18-2908

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 508

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other related disorders among first responders.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Rep. Carr, Hills. 26; Rep. Proulx, Hills. 44; Rep. J. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. M. McCarthy, Hills. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Public and Municipal Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and other related disorders among first responders.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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   0535s 18-2908

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other related disorders among first responders.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other related disorders among first responders.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Two members 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.  The committee shall study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and other related disorders among first responders, including police officers, fire persons, and emergency medical service providers, and consider how to mitigate cases of PTSD and other related disorders in those fields.

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 first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four 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.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1
Jan. 17, 2018 Hearing: 01/17/2018, Room 102, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 2
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0535s, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0535s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0535s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 7 P. 52
April 5, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 04/05/2018 11:30 AM LOB 306
April 10, 2018 ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 04/10/2018 10:45 AM LOB 306
April 24, 2018 Executive Session: 04/24/2018 LOB 306
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 13-5; RC) HC 17 P. 17
May 2, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 05/02/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 House Hearing
April 10, 2018 House Hearing
April 24, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB508 Revision: 2761 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
SB508 Revision: 3082 Date: Feb. 16, 2018, 8:49 a.m.