Bill Details - SB261 (2019)

SB 261  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-1108

05/03

 

SENATE BILL 261

 

AN ACT relative to grandparents' access to preventive and protective child care services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that child care offered as a preventive and protective service through the department of health and human shall be available to grandparents who are the legal guardians or primary caretakers of their grandchild.  The bill also requires preventive and protective child care providers to be trained in trauma-informed care.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-1108

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to grandparents' access to preventive and protective child care services.

 

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

 

1  Human Service; Duties of the Department of Health and Human Services; Preventive and Protective Child Care Services.  Amend RSA 161:2, XII to read as follows:

XII.  Social Service Programs.  Develop a broad range of social and related services aimed at preventing dependency and family breakdown, promoting child development and child care, protecting vulnerable children and enabling them to live in their own homes or foster homes rather than in institutions, assisting individuals to attain and maintain self-support and strengthen family life, develop and operate social service programs within the department of health and human services, receive and distribute such federal funds which are allocated specifically to the state for day care for children and adults, and purchase or contract with other agencies or individuals to provide direct grants from sums appropriated for such purpose to other agencies upon submission of approvable plans within the objectives of this paragraph.  Child care provided as a preventive or protective service shall be available to grandparents who are the legal guardians or primary caretakers of their grandchildren.  Beginning July 1, 2021, child care providers who contract with the department to provide preventive and protective child care services shall be trained in trauma-informed care.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 4
Feb. 19, 2019 Hearing: 02/19/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:15 pm; SC 11
March 21, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/21/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 14

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB261 Revision: 5246 Date: Jan. 25, 2019, 9:42 a.m.