Bill Text - SB541 (2020)

Relative to the child abuse and neglect central registry.


Revision: Dec. 24, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

SB 541  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2824

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 541

 

AN ACT relative to the child abuse and neglect central registry.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the type of employers permitted to require that employees submit their names to the child abuse and neglect central registry as a condition of employment.  The bill also provides that founded reports of abuse and neglect shall be retained indefinitely.

 

The bill is a request of the department of health and human services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2824

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the child abuse and neglect central registry.

 

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

 

1  Child Protection Act; Reporting Law; Central Registry.  Amend RSA 169-C:35, II and III to read as follows:

II.  Upon receipt by the department of a written request and verified proof of identity, an individual shall be informed by the department whether that individual's name is listed in the founded reports maintained in the central registry.  It shall be unlawful for any employer other than those providing services pursuant to RSA 169-B, RSA 169-C, RSA 169-D, and RSA 135-C, and those specified in RSA 170-E and RSA 170-G:8-c to require as a condition of employment that the employee submit his or her name for review against the central registry of founded reports of abuse and neglect.  Any violation of this provision shall be punishable as a violation.

III.  Founded reports of abuse and neglect shall be retained [for a period of 7 years] indefinitely, subject to an individual's right to petition for the earlier removal of his or her name from the central registry as provided in this section.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.

SB 541  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2824

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 541

 

AN ACT relative to the child abuse and neglect central registry.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the type of employers permitted to require that employees submit their names to the child abuse and neglect central registry as a condition of employment.  The bill also provides that founded reports of abuse and neglect shall be retained indefinitely.

 

The bill is a request of the department of health and human services.

 

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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.

20-2824

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the child abuse and neglect central registry.

 

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

 

1  Child Protection Act; Reporting Law; Central Registry.  Amend RSA 169-C:35, II and III to read as follows:

II.  Upon receipt by the department of a written request and verified proof of identity, an individual shall be informed by the department whether that individual's name is listed in the founded reports maintained in the central registry.  It shall be unlawful for any employer other than those providing services pursuant to RSA 169-B, RSA 169-C, RSA 169-D, and RSA 135-C, and those specified in RSA 170-E and RSA 170-G:8-c to require as a condition of employment that the employee submit his or her name for review against the central registry of founded reports of abuse and neglect.  Any violation of this provision shall be punishable as a violation.

III.  Founded reports of abuse and neglect shall be retained [for a period of 7 years] indefinitely, subject to an individual's right to petition for the earlier removal of his or her name from the central registry as provided in this section.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.