Bill Text - HB332 (2019)

Prohibiting the use of certain therapies in private custody proceedings.


Revision: Dec. 31, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

HB 332 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0602

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 332

 

AN ACT prohibiting the use of certain therapies in private custody proceedings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Plumer, Belk. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the court in a parenting case from ordering reunification therapy unless the parties agree to such therapy.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0602

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT prohibiting the use of certain therapies in private custody proceedings.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Parenting Plan; Reunification Therapy.  Amend RSA 461-A:4 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

III-a.  No parenting plan shall require reunification therapy unless the parties agree to participate in such therapy.  For purposes of this paragraph, reunification therapy refers to therapy provided under the supervision of the court and intended to address an estranged relationship between a parent and child.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

HB 332 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0602

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 332

 

AN ACT prohibiting the use of certain therapies in private custody proceedings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Plumer, Belk. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the court in a parenting case from ordering reunification therapy unless the parties agree to such therapy.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0602

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT prohibiting the use of certain therapies in private custody proceedings.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Parenting Plan; Reunification Therapy.  Amend RSA 461-A:4 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

III-a.  No parenting plan shall require reunification therapy unless the parties agree to participate in such therapy.  For purposes of this paragraph, reunification therapy refers to therapy provided under the supervision of the court and intended to address an estranged relationship between a parent and child.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.