HB 1250 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1250
SPONSORS: Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Coursin, Rock. 1; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Grote, Rock. 24; Rep. Snow, Hills. 19; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
This bill requires state agencies to provide in their policies and procedures related to children that all forms of corporal punishment are prohibited.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 1025h 20-2532
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
161:14 Use of Corporal Punishment Prohibited.
I. Each state agency shall provide in its policies and procedures related to children that all forms of corporal punishment are prohibited.
II. In this section:
(a) "Agency" means any executive branch department, institution, bureau, or office of the state, engaged in providing services to or for children. Agency shall include any public or private entity under contract with the department of health and human services or the department of education to provide services to or for a child or children.
(b) "Child" or "children" means a person under 18 years of age who has not been transferred to the adult criminal justice system, and includes a person under 22 years of age who is attending school and who has not received a high school diploma.
(c) "Corporal punishment" means any punishment in which physical force is issued and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, and is exclusive of restraint as defined in RSA 126-U:1, IV or physical force used to protect self or others.
II.(a) A teacher or person otherwise entrusted with the care or supervision of a minor for special purposes is justified on the premises in using necessary force against any such minor, when the minor creates a disturbance[,] or refuses to leave the premises, or when it is necessary [for the maintenance of discipline] to prevent injury to self or others.
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 1 P. 15|
|Feb. 18, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 10:45 am LOB 206 (exec. session may follow public hearing schedule)|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 03:00 pm LOB 206|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1025h (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1025h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 10 P. 3|
|March 11, 2020||Amendment # 2020-1025h: AA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 4|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1025h: MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 4|
|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|