Bill Details - SB131 (2019)

SB 131 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/21/2019   0485s

2019 SESSION

19-0880

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 131

 

AN ACT reestablishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill reestablishes the commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire, established in 2017, 84 (SB 148).

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/21/2019   0485s 19-0880

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT reestablishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission to Study Grandfamilies in New Hampshire.  Amend RSA 170-G by inserting after section 17 the following new section:

170-G:17-a  Commission to Study Grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

I.  There is established a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.  The membership of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the senate president.

(b)  Three members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall serve on the health and human services and elderly affairs committee, one of whom shall serve on the committee responsible for children and family law, and one of whom shall serve on the finance committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of education, or designee.

(e)  One representative of the division of family assistance, department of health and human services, appointed by that division.

(f)  One representative of the division for children, youth and families, department of health and human services, appointed by that division.

(g)  One representative of Moms Rising, appointed by that organization.

(h)  One representative of the Family Assistance Advisory Council, appointed by the council.

(i)  One representative of Waypoint, formerly Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(j)  One representative of a Family Resource Center, appointed by Family Support New Hampshire.

(k)  One representative of Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(l)  One representative of New Futures, appointed by that organization.

(m)  One representative of National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire, appointed by that organization.

(n)  One representative of the NH Head Start Directors Association, appointed by the association.

(o)  One public school principal, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals.

(p)  One pediatrician licensed in New Hampshire, appointed by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society.

(q)  One member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, appointed by the association.

(r)  One representative of AARP, appointed by that organization.

(s)  One representative of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, appointed by the association.

(t)  Three grandparent caregivers, appointed by the Family Assistance Advisory Council.

(u) One representative of a community health center in New Hampshire, appointed by the governor.

II.  The commission shall address issues related to grandfamilies in New Hampshire.  The commission's duties shall include, but not be limited to:

(a)  Review of current data regarding grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

(b)  Review of current barriers facing grandparents who are raising children in New Hampshire.

(c)  Identification of causes of issues affecting New Hampshire grandfamilies.

(d)  Development of corrective actions for addressing issues facing grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

(e)  Identification of current actions being taken to assist grandfamilies in New Hampshire and their effectiveness.

III.  Members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 30 days of the effective date of this section.  Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

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

V.  The commission shall submit an interim report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019 and shall submit a final report on or before September 1, 2020.

2  Repeal.  RSA 170-G:17-a, establishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

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

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4
Feb. 5, 2019 Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:50 am; SC 9
Feb. 21, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0485s, 02/21/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 11
Feb. 21, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0485s, AA, VV; 02/21/2019; SJ 6
Feb. 21, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0485s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/21/2019; SJ 6
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 11 P. 69
April 30, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/30/2019 11:00 am LOB 206
May 7, 2019 Executive Session: 05/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 206
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-1; CC)
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/23/2019 (Vote 18-1; CC) HC 25 P. 3

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 30, 2019 House Hearing
May 7, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB131 Revision: 5081 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
SB131 Revision: 5115 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 3:15 p.m.
SB131 Revision: 5379 Date: Feb. 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.