HB1637 (2020) Detail

Establishing a kinship navigator program in the department of health and human services.


HB 1637-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2108

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1637-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a kinship navigator program in the department of health and human services.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2108

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a kinship navigator program in the department of health and human services.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Services for Children, Youth and Families; Department of Health and Human Services; Kinship Navigator Program.  Amend RSA 170-G by inserting after section 4-f the following new section:  

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.  

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

 

LBAO

20-2108

12/11/19

 

HB 1637-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT establishing a kinship navigator program in the department of health and human services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$215,000

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Funds

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1637 at GenCourtMobile
HB1637 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1637 Revision: 7296 Date: Dec. 12, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)