SB508 (2024) Detail

Relative to the duties of the superintendent of the county department of corrections concerning mental health and substance use disorder screening of inmates and coordination for services upon reentry into the community.


SB 508-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2914

09/06

 

SENATE BILL 508-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the duties of the superintendent of the county department of corrections concerning mental health and substance use disorder screening of inmates and coordination for services upon reentry into the community.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Sen. Altschiller, Dist 24; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Rep. Wheeler, Hills. 33

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the superintendent of the county department of corrections to require his or her contracted behavioral health treatment providers to use validated screening tools for mental health and substance use disorder and to, where such providers exist, permit licensed community-based treatment providers who meet the security criteria for access to the facility to have contact with people in custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon reentry into the community.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2914

09/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the duties of the superintendent of the county department of corrections concerning mental health and substance use disorder screening of inmates and coordination for services upon reentry into the community.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraphs; County Departments of Corrections; Administration of Department of Corrections; Superintendent; General Duties and Powers.  Amend RSA 30-B:4 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraphs:

VII. The superintendent of the county department of corrections shall require his or her contracted behavioral health treatment providers to use validated screening tools for mental health and substance use disorder.

VIII. The superintendent of the county department of corrections shall, where such providers exist, permit licensed community-based treatment providers who meet the security criteria for access to the facility to have contact with people in custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon reentry into the community.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

 

LBA

24-2914

12/1/23

 

SB 508-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the duties of the superintendent of the county department of corrections.

 

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

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

County Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

County Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Local Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Local Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the superintendent of the county department of corrections to require his or her contracted behavioral health treatment providers to use validated screening tools for mental health and substance use disorder and to, where such providers exist, permit licensed community based treatment providers who meet the security criteria for access to the facility to have contact with people in custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon reentry into the community.

 

The New Hampshire Association of Counties states they are unable to predict the fiscal impact due to uncertainties about provider participation, potential cost hikes, and unclear funding for service coordination, leading to unknown increases in county expenses from FY 2025 onward.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

New Hampshire Association of Counties

 

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2024 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
March 7, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 19, 2024 House Hearing
April 19, 2024 House Exec Session
April 24, 2024 House Hearing
April 24, 2024 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

SB508 Revision: 40286 Date: Dec. 13, 2023, 11:21 a.m.

Docket


April 16, 2024: Executive Session: 04/24/2024 11:00 am LOB 202-204


April 16, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/24/2024 10:00 am LOB 202-204


April 11, 2024: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 04/19/2024 01:00 pm LOB 202-204


April 11, 2024: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 04/19/2024 11:00 am LOB 202-204


April 10, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 03/28/2024 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 11


April 5, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/05/2024; SJ 8


March 21, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/05/2024, Vote 7-0; SC 13


March 7, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/07/2024; SJ 6


Feb. 27, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/07/2024, Vote 5-0; SC 9A


Feb. 26, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/07/2024, Vote 5-0; SC 9A


Jan. 10, 2024: Hearing: 01/18/2024, Room 100, SH, 01:45 pm; SC 3


Dec. 13, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1