HB 1591-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1591-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Abrami, Rock. 19; Rep. Acton, Rock. 10; Rep. Salloway, Straf. 5; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Crawford, Carr. 4; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill requires alternative treatment centers to prepare information regarding the risk of cannabis use during pregnancy. The bill also requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to prepare a brochure relative to the risk of cannabis use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
1 Statement of Intent. The general court recognizes that the United States Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concerns that perinatal exposure to cannabis increases the incidence of low birth weight infants and of subsequent learning disabilities. Therefore the general court hereby addresses these concerns.
2 New Subparagraphs; Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Alternative Treatment Centers; Requirements. Amend RSA 126-X:8, XVI(c) by inserting after subparagraph (6) the following new subparagraphs:
(7) Information about the risks of cannabis use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including the risk of low birth weight and developmental issues. Such information shall include the posting of a warning poster regarding the risks of cannabis use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding in a conspicuous location at the alternative treatment center’s dispensary location.
(8) Information regarding safe storage and disposal of cannabis and paraphernalia to prevent accidental poisonings, including the contact information for the Northern New England Poison Control Center.
3 New Paragraph; Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Duties. Amend RSA 132:2 by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:
XII. Prepare, in conjunction with the bureau of alcohol and drug services and the division of public health services, a brochure and a poster which provides information relative to the risks of cannabis use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and which shall be posted and available to the public in all therapeutic cannabis dispensary locations pursuant to RSA 126-X:8.
HB 1591-FN- FISCAL NOTE
The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2023.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 28|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 02:00 pm LOB 202|
|Feb. 12, 2020||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 104|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Executive Session: 02/13/2020 11:00 am LOB 205|
|Feb. 18, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205 (if not exec'd on the 13th)|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)|