HB437 (2019) Detail

Establishing a commission to study parental alienation.


HB 437 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

19Mar2019... 1019h

04/25/2019   1542s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0696

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 437

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study co-parenting relationships.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study co-parenting relationships.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 1019h

04/25/2019   1542s 19-0696

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study co-parenting relationships.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission to Study Co-parenting Relationships.  Amend RSA 461-A by inserting after section 24 the following new section:

461-A:25  Commission to Study Co-parenting Relationships Established.  There is established a commission to study co-parenting relationships.

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

(a)  Three 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.

(c) One representative of the judicial branch family division, appointed by the administrative judge of the circuit court.

(d)  One representative of the office of the governor, appointed by the governor.

(e)  One guardian ad litem, appointed by the guardian ad litem board.

(f)  One psychiatrist or psychologist, with experience in family law matters, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(g)  One elementary school counselor, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(h)  One representative of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, appointed by the coalition.

II.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

III.  The commission shall:

(a)  Study co-parenting models that prevent or minimize one parent’s attempt to exclude the other parent from the life of their child, or what may be referred to as “parental alienation.”

(b)  Examine the effects on a child when one parent attempts to exclude the other parent from the life of their child.

(c)  Identify measures that may be used to prevent or minimize the effects of one parent's attempt to exclude the other parent from the life of their child.

(d)  Solicit testimony from any organization or individual with information the commission deems relevant to its study.

IV.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V.  The commission shall submit an interim report of its current findings 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, 2019.  The commission shall submit a final report and recommendations, if any, for proposed legislation on or before November 1, 2020.

2  Repeal.  RSA 461-A:25, relative to the commission to study co-parenting relationships, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2020.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB437 at GenCourtMobile
HB437 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2019 House Hearing
March 5, 2019 House Exec Session
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 25, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB437 Revision: 5777 Date: April 25, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
HB437 Revision: 5585 Date: March 19, 2019, 1:16 p.m.
HB437 Revision: 4589 Date: Jan. 8, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 14
Feb. 12, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/12/2019 02:30 pm LOB 206
March 5, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 03/05/2019 01:00 pm LOB 206
March 13, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 206-208
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1019h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1019h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 16 P. 4
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1019h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 3
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1019h: 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, 10:20 am; SC 17
April 25, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1542s, 04/25/2019; SC 19
April 25, 2019 Sen. Hennessey Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 04/25/2019; SJ 14
April 25, 2019 Pending Motion Committee Amendment # 2019-1542s; 04/25/2019; SJ 14
May 2, 2019 Sen. Carson Moved to Remove From Table, MF, VV; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 2, 2019 Pending Motion Committee Amendment # 2019-1542s; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
Sept. 25, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate, Senate Rule 3-23, Adjournment 09/25/2019; SJ 1