SB411 (2024) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study emergency mental health services for persons 21 years of age and younger in New Hampshire.


SB 411-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

04/05/2024   1267s

2024 SESSION

24-3049

05/10

 

SENATE BILL 411-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study emergency mental health services for persons 21 years of age and younger in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Altschiller, Dist 24; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Brennan, Merr. 9; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Simpson, Rock. 33; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study emergency mental health services for persons 21 years of age and younger in New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/05/2024   1267s 24-3049

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study emergency mental health services for persons 21 years of age and younger in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study emergency mental health services for persons 21 years of age and younger in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Review current New Hampshire behavioral health laws as they relate to persons 21 years of age or younger;

II.  Review insurance coverage and policies related to insurance coverage for all aspects of behavioral health for persons 21 years of age or younger in New Hampshire, including network adequacy;

III.  Review insurance claims data for all aspects behavioral health for persons 21 years of age or younger in New Hampshire;

IV.  Assess whether a lack of coverage exists for any aspects of behavioral health for persons 21 years of age or younger in New Hampshire;

V.  Assess whether issues of parity compliance may exist for any aspects of behavioral health coverage for persons 21 years of age or younger in New Hampshire;

VI.  Solicit testimony from any person or organization with relevant information or expertise; and

VII.  Assess and recommend legislation to address behavioral health gaps in insurance coverage for behavioral health for persons 21 years of age or younger.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2024.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBA

24-3049

Amended 4/9/24

 

SB 411-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2024-1267s)

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study emergency mental health services for persons 21 years of age and younger in New Hampshire.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: [   ] State [   ] County [   ] Local [ X ] None

 

METHODOLOGY:

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill, as amended by the Senate, has no fiscal impact on state, county and local expenditures or revenue.

 

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
March 20, 2024 2024-1267s

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Date Body Type
Jan. 3, 2024 Senate Hearing
April 4, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 24, 2024 House Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB411 Revision: 41537 Date: April 9, 2024, 1:31 p.m.
SB411 Revision: 41296 Date: March 20, 2024, 2:49 p.m.
SB411 Revision: 40249 Date: Dec. 12, 2023, 2:50 p.m.

Docket


April 17, 2024: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 04/24/2024 01:30 pm LOB 203


April 10, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 03/28/2024 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 11


April 5, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1267s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/05/2024; SJ 8


April 5, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-1267s, AA, VV; 04/05/2024; SJ 8


March 22, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-1267s, 04/05/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 13


Dec. 15, 2023: Hearing: 01/03/2024, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 49


Dec. 12, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1