HB1591 (2020) Detail

Relative to cannabis use during pregnancy.


HB 1591-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2022

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1591-FN

 

AN ACT relative to cannabis use during pregnancy.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2022

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to cannabis use during pregnancy.

 

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.

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

 

LBAO

20-2022

12/3/19

 

HB 1591-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to cannabis use during pregnancy.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1591 at GenCourtMobile
HB1591 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1591 Revision: 7230 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 10 P. 20
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/11/2020