HB 354 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 354
SPONSORS: Rep. Gordon, Graf. 9
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
This bill establishes a committee to investigate whether modification should be made to the time frame for determining permanency pursuant to RSA 169-C:24-b.
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8May2019.. 1992-EBA 19-0730
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
129:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to investigate whether modifications should be made to the time frame for determining permanency pursuant to RSA 169-C:24-b.
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. The committee shall consider:
(a) Whether the existing 12-month time frame provides parents with reasonable opportunity to correct conditions of abuse and neglect.
(b) Whether 12 months is required in all cases when parents demonstrate no commitment or willingness to correct conditions of abuse or neglect.
(c) Whether parents are provided adequate financial resources to correct conditions of abuse or neglect.
(d) Whether increased drug-related cases warrant changes in the 12-month permanency period or the way it is administered.
II. In conducting its investigation, the committee shall solicit information and testimony from:
(a) The New Hampshire court system, including the judicial branch family division.
(b) The department of health and human services, division for children, youth and families.
(c) The office of the child advocate.
(d) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire.
(e) Any additional organization or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.
129:4 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 house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.
129:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.
Approved: June 25, 2019
Effective Date: June 25, 2019
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 14, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 16, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|May 2, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
June 25, 2019: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/25/2019; Chapter 129; Eff: 06/25/2019
May 23, 2019: Enrolled 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 51
May 30, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/30/2019); SJ 19
May 8, 2019: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-1992e: AA VV 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 100
May 15, 2019: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-1992e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/15/2019); SJ 17
May 8, 2019: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2019-1623s (Rep. Long): MA VV 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 2
May 2, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1623s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 2, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-1623s, AA, VV; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 2, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1623s, 05/02/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 20
April 16, 2019: Hearing: 04/16/2019, Room 100, SH, 10:35 am; SC 18
March 7, 2019: Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 8
Feb. 14, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0172h: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 25
Feb. 14, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0172h: AA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 25
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-00172h (Vote 17-1; RC)
Feb. 14, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0172h for 02/14/2019 (Vote 17-1; RC) HC 11 P. 13
Jan. 22, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0172h (Vote 17-1; RC)
Jan. 29, 2019: Executive Session: 01/29/2019 01:00 pm LOB 206
Jan. 22, 2019: Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 01:30 pm LOB 206
Jan. 2, 2019: Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 46