HB 427 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 427
SPONSORS: Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
This bill permits a parent or guardian to file a petition for a protective order on behalf of a minor. The bill also permits a guardian to file a petition for a protective order on behalf of his or her ward.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
19Mar2019... 1038h 19-0652
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:
109:1 Name of Act. This act shall be known as Jade's law.
169-C:7-a Petition for Protective Order Filed on Behalf of Minor.
I.(a) A parent or guardian may file a petition for a protective order on behalf of a minor, alleging abuse of the minor by a member of the minor's family or household. The court shall not accept a petition under this section that is filed by a child's parent against the other parent. Any order issued under this chapter may be in addition to an order issued under RSA 173-B and any proceeding initiated under this chapter may be consolidated with a proceeding under RSA 173-B.
(b) Any minor plaintiff who seeks a protective order under this chapter need not be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive relief or services under this chapter.
II. A guardian may file a petition for a protective order on behalf of his or her ward, alleging abuse of the ward by a member of the ward's family or household.
III. Any acts of abuse or neglect alleged in a petition shall be referred to the department pursuant to this chapter.
Approved: June 21, 2019
Effective Date: June 21, 2019
|March 6, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 13, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 9, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|April 25, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 14|
|March 6, 2019||Public Hearing: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 207|
|March 6, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 03/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 207|
|March 13, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 208|
|March 19, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1038h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 16 P. 3|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1038h (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|March 19, 2019||Amendment # 2019-1038h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 3|
|March 19, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1038h: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 3|
|March 28, 2019||Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 12|
|April 9, 2019||Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:50 am; SC 17|
|April 25, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/25/2019; SC 19|
|April 25, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/25/2019; SJ 14|
|May 2, 2019||Enrolled (In recess 05/02/2019); SJ 16|
|May 8, 2019||Enrolled 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 100|
|June 21, 2019||Signed by Governor Sununu 06/21/2019; Chapter 109; Eff: 06/21/2019|