SB531 (2024) Detail

Relative to background checks of municipal health officers.


SB 531  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2866

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 531

 

AN ACT relative to background checks of municipal health officers.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that municipalities shall be responsible for reviewing criminal background checks of nominated health officers, with oversight of appointments by the department of health and human services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2866

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to background checks of municipal health officers.

 

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

 

1  Town Health Officers; Background Check.  Amend RSA 128:9 to read as follows:

128:9  Background Check.  Each municipality shall request and obtain a criminal history record information request from the department of safety, as a prerequisite to any nomination of a health officer or deputy health officer, [to be submitted to the commissioner of the department of health and human services or his or her designee,] in order to determine if there are any prior convictions that may disqualify such person or interfere with the performance of his or her duties.  Each municipality shall employ its discretion when reviewing background checks in accordance with its own established hiring practices.  Appointments shall be subject to oversight of the commissioner of the department of health and human services, or the commissioner's designee.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2024 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 17, 2024 House Hearing
April 23, 2024 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

SB531 Revision: 40371 Date: Dec. 14, 2023, 8:32 a.m.

Docket


April 17, 2024: Executive Session: 04/23/2024 11:00 am LOB 301-303


April 10, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/17/2024 10:30 am LOB 301-303


March 2, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 02/22/2024 and referred to Municipal and County Government


Feb. 15, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2024; SJ 4


Feb. 6, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/15/2024, Vote 3-0; SC 7


Feb. 1, 2024: Hearing: 02/06/2024, Room 103, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 6


Dec. 14, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1