HB 1637-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1637-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Sen. Carson, Dist 14
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
This bill directs the department of health and human services to establish a kinship navigator program.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
170-G:4-g Kinship Navigator Program. The department shall establish a kinship navigator program to offer information, referral, and follow up services to grandparents and other relatives raising children to link them to available services and benefits. The program also may be used to promote effective partnerships among public and private agencies to ensure that the needs of kinship caregiver families are met and to provide education and outreach to the community regarding kinship caregiver families. Any program established by the department shall meet the federal criteria for kinship navigator programs in 42 U.S.C. section 627.
HB 1637-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Federal Funds
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a kinship navigator program to offer information, referral, and follow-up services to grandparents and other relatives raising children to link them to available services and benefits. The Department states that as of December 2019, it has already entered into a contract for such a program, which is currently funded through a $215,000 federal grant. The Department anticipates, but has not yet received, additional federal funds sufficient to fund the program through FY 2021. Beginning in FY 2022, the Department expects state general funds will be needed to operate the program.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Feb. 4, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 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. 29|
|Feb. 4, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/04/2020 11:00 am LOB 206|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Executive Session: 02/13/2020 10:00 am LOB 206|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 10 P. 4|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Removed from Consent (Rep. McGuire) 03/11/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/12/2020|