HB 600-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 600-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Testerman, Merr. 3
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
This bill requires courts to issue temporary orders concerning a minor child when petitioned to do so. This bill requires such temporary hearings to be held within 30 days of petition filing and temporary orders to be issued within 45 days.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Temporary Orders. Amend the introductory paragraph RSA 461-A:8 to read as follows:
461-A:8 Temporary Orders. After the filing of a petition concerning a minor child under this chapter, the court [may] shall issue orders with such conditions and limitations as the court deems just. Temporary hearing orders shall be held within 30 days after the filing of a petition and any other temporary orders shall be ordered within 45 days. The orders may be issued ex parte. The orders may include the following:
HB 600-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill requires courts to issue temporary orders concerning a minor child when petitioned to do so. The bill requires such temporary hearings to be held within 30 days of petition filing and temporary orders to be issued within 45 days. The Judicial Branch provided the following information concerning the fiscal impact of this bill:
The requirement that a hearing be scheduled for all initial temporary orders would significantly increase the number of hearings held, limit the time for the parties to reach agreement without court intervention, and compress the time by which the hearing must be held. The Branch is unable to determine how many additional hearings would be held or the impact the compressed schedule would have on other mandatory hearings.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Child Support Services does not anticipates any programmatic costs associated with this bill where it has no impact on program operations.
Department of Health and Human Services and Judicial Branch
|Jan. 31, 2023||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 31, 2023||House||Floor Vote|
Feb. 14, 2023: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/14/2023
Feb. 9, 2023: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate HB600-FN 01/31/2023 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 11 P. 3
Jan. 25, 2023: Public Hearing: 01/31/2023 10:15 am LOB 206-208
Jan. 12, 2023: Introduced (in recess of) 01/05/2023 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 22