HB 263 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 263
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
|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|
|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|