HB1174 (2020) Detail

(New Title) requiring screening for all law enforcement officers for psychological stability prior to assuming their duties as certified officers.


HB 1174 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0940h

2020 SESSION

20-2226

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1174

 

AN ACT requiring screening for all law enforcement officers for psychological stability prior to assuming their duties as certified officers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Harriott-Gathright, Hills. 36; Rep. Pantelakos, Rock. 25; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29; Rep. Swinburne, Ches. 10; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Establishes a fund for psychological stability screening for candidates for certification as law enforcement officers.

 

II.  Transfers money from the drug forfeiture fund to the psychological stability screening fund.

 

III.  Allows the police standards and training council to reimburse the state or a political subdivision for psychological stability screening for candidates for certification as law enforcement.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0940h 20-2226

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring screening for all law enforcement officers for psychological stability prior to assuming their duties as certified officers.

 

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

 

1  Police Standards and Training Council; Reimbursement of Expenses.  Amend RSA 106-L:9 to read as follows:

106-L:9  Reimbursement of Expenses.  The council may reimburse political subdivisions or the state for, or may pay for a portion of, the expenses incurred by the officers in attendance at police training programs conducted or approved by the council, and the expenses incurred for psychological stability screening for candidates for certification as law enforcement officers.

2  Controlled Drug Act; Drug Forfeiture Fund; Psychological Stability Screening.  Amend RSA 318-B:17-b, V(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Of the first [$500,000] $600,000, $100,000 shall be credited to the police psychological stability screening fund established in RSA 106-L:16 and from the remainder:

(1)  Forty-five percent shall be returned to the fiscal officer or officers of the municipal, county, state, or federal government which provided the law enforcement agency or agencies responsible for the seizure.  Moneys returned to each fiscal officer shall be deposited in a special account and shall be used primarily for meeting expenses incurred by law enforcement agencies in connection with drug-related investigations.  Except as provided in RSA 31:95-b, such funds shall be available for expenditure without further appropriation by the legislative body of the municipal, county, state or federal government, and shall not be transferred or expended for any other purpose.  Moneys returned to a state law enforcement agency shall be deposited in a special nonlapsing account established within the office of the state treasurer and shall be in addition to all other state appropriations to such agency;

(2) Ten percent shall be deposited into a special nonlapsing account established within the office of the state treasurer for the department of health and human services; and

(3)  Forty-five percent shall be deposited in a revolving drug forfeiture fund, administered by the department of justice pursuant to RSA 318-B:17-c; and

3  New Section; Police Psychological Stability Screening Fund.  Amend RSA 106-L by inserting after section 15 the following new section:

106-L:16  Police Psychological Stability Screening Fund.  There is established a police psychological stability screening fund for the purpose of reimbursing costs related to psychological stability screening for candidates for certification as law enforcement officers, which shall be administered by the council.  The fund shall be nonlapsing and shall be continually appropriated to the council.

4  New Subparagraph; Police Psychological Stability Screening Fund.  Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph (358) the following new subparagraph:

(359)  Moneys deposited in the police psychological stability screening fund established in RSA 106-L:16.

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

Links

HB1174 at GenCourtMobile
HB1174 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1174 Revision: 8365 Date: March 12, 2020, 5:41 p.m.
HB1174 Revision: 6809 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 12
Jan. 23, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 11:00 am LOB 204
Jan. 28, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 204
Feb. 5, 2020 Full Committee Work Session: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 204
Feb. 5, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/05/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204
March 3, 2020 Full Committee Work Session: 03/03/2020 09:30 am LOB 204
March 4, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 204 (if necessary)
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204
March 4, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 204 (if necessary)
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0940h (Vote 15-4; RC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0940h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 15-4; RC) HC 10 P. 41
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0940h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0940h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8