Bill Details - HB427 (2019)

HB 427 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Mar2019... 1038h

2019 SESSION

19-0652

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 427

 

AN ACT relative to the procedure for filing a protective order on behalf of a minor.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the procedure for filing a protective order on behalf of a minor.

 

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

 

1  Name of Act.  This act shall be known as Jade's law.

2  New Section; Child Protection Act; Petition for Protective Order Filed on Behalf of Minor.  Amend RSA 169-C by inserting after section 7 the following new section:

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.

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

Docket

Date Status
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
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1038h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1038h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 16 P. 3
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1038h: AA VV 03/19/2019
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1038h: MA VV 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 6, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB427 Revision: 4648 Date: Jan. 8, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
HB427 Revision: 5584 Date: March 19, 2019, 1:11 p.m.