HB263 (2020) Detail

Relative to department of health and human services family reunification practices involving convicted sex offenders.


HB 263 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Mar2019... 1029h

2019 SESSION

19-0417

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 263

 

AN ACT relative to department of health and human services family reunification practices involving convicted sex offenders.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Doucette, Rock. 8; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. Chase, Straf. 18; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. Ford, Graf. 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the court in an abuse and neglect proceeding from ordering family reunification or placement with a parent or guardian who is a tier III sex offender, convicted of a sexual offense against a child.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 1029h 19-0417

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to department of health and human services family reunification practices involving convicted sex offenders.

 

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

 

1  Child Protection Act; Reunification Prohibited.  Amend RSA 169-C:23 to read as follows:

169-C:23  Standard for Return of Child in Placement.  

I.  In the absence of a guardianship of the person of the minor, governed by the terms of RSA 463, before a child in out-of-home placement is returned to the custody of his or her [parents, the parent or parents] parent, the parent shall demonstrate to the court that:

[I.  They are] (a)  He or she is in compliance with the outstanding dispositional court order;

[II.] (b)  The child will not be endangered in the manner adjudicated on the initial petition, if returned home;

[III.] (c)  Return of custody is in the best interests of the child.  Upon showing the ability to provide proper parental care, it shall be presumed that a return of custody is in the child's best interests.

II.  In no case shall the court order family reunification or placement with a parent or guardian who is a tier III offender, convicted of a sexual offense against a child as defined in RSA 651-B:1.  Nor shall the permanency plan for a child in placement involve family reunification or placement with a parent or guardian who is a tier III offender, convicted of a sexual offense against a child as defined in RSA 651-B:1. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as conferring any rights on a parent or guardian who is a tier I or tier II offender, convicted of a sexual offense against a child as defined in RSA 651-B:1.

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

Links

HB263 at GenCourtMobile
HB263 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
May 21, 2019 Senate Hearing
Jan. 8, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB263 Revision: 7481 Date: March 19, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
HB263 Revision: 7482 Date: Dec. 28, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 43
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 206
March 6, 2019 Executive Session: 03/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 207
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1029h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 16 P. 3
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1029h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 2
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1029h: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 2
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 12
May 21, 2019 Hearing: 05/21/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 23
May 30, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/30/2019; SC 24A
May 30, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/30/2019; SJ 18
Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study
Jan. 8, 2020 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 01/08/2020; SC 47
Jan. 30, 2020 Special Order to 01/30/2020, Without Objection, MA; 01/08/2020 SJ 1
Jan. 30, 2020 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 01/30/2020; SC 4
Jan. 30, 2020 Sen. Hennessey Moved to refer HB 263 back to Judiciary, MA, VV; 01/30/2020; SJ 2
Feb. 11, 2020 Hearing: 02/11/2020, Room 100, SH, 11:15 am, on proposed amendment # 2020-0144s; SC 6
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0604s, 02/13/2020; SC 7
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0604s, 02/13/2020; SC 6A
Feb. 13, 2020 Sen. D'Allesandro Moved Laid on Table, RC 13Y-11N, MA; 02/13/2020; SJ 4
Feb. 13, 2020 Pending Motion Committee Amendment # 2020-0604s; 02/13/2020; SJ 4