HB254 (2021) Detail

Relative to the placement of minors in secure settings.


Rep. Rice, Hills. 37

September 24, 2021

2021-2162h

05/04

 

 

Amendment to HB 254

 

Amend the bill by replacing all after section 3 with the following:

 

4  Delinquent Children; Dispositional Hearing.  Amend RSA 169-B:19, I(j) to read as follows:

(j)  Commit the minor to the custody of the department of health and human services for the remainder of minority.  Commitment under this subparagraph may only be made following written findings of fact by the court, supported by clear and convincing evidence, that commitment is necessary to protect the safety of the minor or of the community, and may only be made if the minor has not waived the right to counsel at any stage of the proceedings.  If there is a diagnosis or other evidence that a minor committed under this subparagraph may have a serious emotional disturbance or other behavioral health disorder, the minor shall, with the consent of the minor and the minor's family, be referred to a care management entity pursuant to RSA 135-F:4, III.  The care management entity shall develop and oversee the implementation of a care plan for the minor, intended to reduce the period of commitment.  Commitment may not be based on a finding of contempt of court if the minor has waived counsel in the contempt proceeding or at any stage of the proceedings from which the contempt arises.  Commitment may include, but is not limited to, placement by the department of health and human services at a facility certified for the commitment of minors pursuant to RSA 169-B:19, VI, administrative release to parole pursuant to RSA 621:19, or administrative release consistent with the cap on youth development center population under RSA 621:10, provided that the appropriate juvenile probation and parole officer is notified.  Commitment under this subparagraph shall not be ordered as a disposition for [a violation of RSA 262 or 637, possession of a controlled drug without intent to sell under RSA 318-B, or violations of RSA 634, 635, 641, or 644, which would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult] any offense other than first degree murder, second degree murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide under RSA 630:3, II, first degree assault, second degree assault, except when the allegation is a violation of RSA 631:2, I(d), felonious sexual assault, aggravated felonious sexual assault, kidnapping, criminal restraint, robbery punishable as a class A felony, burglary while armed or involving the infliction of bodily harm under RSA 635:1, II, or arson punishable as a felony.  [However, commitment may be ordered under this subparagraph for any offense which would be a felony or class  A misdemeanor if committed by an adult if the minor has previously been adjudicated under this chapter for at least 3 offenses which would be felonies or class A misdemeanors if committed by an adult.  A court shall only commit a minor based on previous adjudications if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that each of the prior offenses relied upon was not part of a common scheme or factual transaction with any of the other offenses relied upon, that the adjudications of all of the prior offenses occurred before the date of the offense for which the minor is before the court, and that the minor was represented by counsel at each stage of the prior proceedings following arraignment.]

5  New Subparagraph; Delinquent Children; Dispositional Hearing.  Amend RSA 169-B:19, I by inserting after subparagraph (l) the following new subparagraph:

(m)  Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 169-B:19, I(j), a court may commit the minor to the custody of the department of health and human services for the remainder of minority if the minor is found delinquent for an offense which would be a felony if committed by an adult and the court finds that there is no placement or set of supervision and treatment services other than secure confinement that will protect the public from a substantial risk of serious bodily injury.  A court’s finding pursuant to this subparagraph is only sufficient to support secure confinement if it is made by clear and convincing evidence following either a stipulation by the parties or an evidentiary hearing at which the rules of evidence have applied.  Further, the court’s finding shall include written case-specific findings which identify the evidence relied upon and the basis for the determination that secure confinement is necessary.  Commitment under this subparagraph may only be made if the minor has not waived the right to counsel at any stage of the proceedings.  If there is a diagnosis or other evidence that a minor committed under this subparagraph may have a serious emotional disturbance or other behavioral health disorder, the minor shall, with the consent of the minor and the minor's family, be referred to a care management entity pursuant to RSA 135-F:4, III.  The care management entity shall develop and oversee the implementation of a care plan for the minor, intended to reduce the period of commitment.  Commitment may include, but is not limited to, placement by the department of health and human services at a facility certified for the commitment of minors pursuant to RSA 169-B:19, VI, administrative release to parole pursuant to RSA 621:19, or administrative release consistent with the cap on youth development center population under RSA 621:10, provided that the appropriate juvenile probation and parole officer is notified.

6  Applicability.

I.  RSA 169-B:14, I(e)(3), as amended by sections 2 of this act, shall apply to cases pending on September 1, 2022 in which a dispositional order has not yet been entered.

II.  RSA 169-B:14, I(e)(3), as amended by section 3 of this act, shall apply to cases pending on January 1, 2023 in which a dispositional order has not yet been entered.

III.  RSA 169-B:19, as amended by sections 4 and 5 of this act, shall apply to cases pending on September 1, 2022 in which a dispositional order has not yet been entered.

7  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 3 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2023.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect September 1, 2022.

Links

HB254 at GenCourtMobile
HB254 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote
March 29, 2021 House Exec Session
Oct. 26, 2021 House Exec Session
Oct. 28, 2021 House Floor Vote
Jan. 28, 2021 House Hearing
March 29, 2021 House Exec Session
Oct. 26, 2021 House Exec Session
Oct. 28, 2021 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB254 Revision: 33268 Date: Oct. 27, 2021, 12:10 p.m.
HB254 Revision: 32134 Date: Feb. 26, 2021, 11:04 a.m.
HB254 Revision: 33269 Date: Feb. 18, 2021, 1:03 p.m.
HB254 Revision: 31559 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 4:23 p.m.

Docket


Nov. 4, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-2162h 10/28/2021 (Vote 21-0; RC)


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-2162h 10/28/2021 (Vote 21-0; RC)


Oct. 6, 2021: Executive Session: 10/26/2021 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Oct. 26, 2021: Executive Session: 10/26/2021 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Sept. 13, 2021: Division III Work Session: 10/06/2021 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Oct. 6, 2021: Division III Work Session: 10/06/2021 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Sept. 8, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Division III Work Session: 09/29/2021 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Sept. 29, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Division III Work Session: 09/29/2021 10:00 am LOB 210-211


Aug. 31, 2021: Division III Work Session: 09/08/2021 01:00 pm LOB 210-211


: Division III Work Session: 09/08/2021 01:00 pm LOB 210-211


March 30, 2021: Retained in Committee


: Retained in Committee


March 29, 2021: Executive Session: 03/29/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92166004660


March 25, 2021: Executive Session: 03/29/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92166004660


March 17, 2021: Division III Work Session: 03/22/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93701004543


March 22, 2021: Division III Work Session: 03/22/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93701004543


March 16, 2021: Division III Work Session: 03/16/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93701004543


March 8, 2021: Division III Work Session: 03/16/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93701004543


Feb. 24, 2021: Referred to Finance 02/24/2021 HJ 3 P. 3


Feb. 24, 2021: Referred to Finance 02/24/2021 HJ 3 P. 3


Feb. 24, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0140h: MA VV 02/24/2021 HJ 3 P. 3


Feb. 24, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0140h: MA VV 02/24/2021 HJ 3 P. 3


Feb. 24, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0140h: AA VV 02/24/2021 HJ 3 P. 3


Feb. 24, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0140h: AA VV 02/24/2021 HJ 3 P. 3


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0140h (Vote 14-1; CC) HC 12 P. 2


Feb. 18, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0140h (Vote 14-1; CC) HC 12 P. 2


Jan. 20, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/28/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92889961863 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 28, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/28/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92889961863 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 9, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 41


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 41