State House Bill Watch

UPDATE: CHILD & FAMILY LAW COMMITTEE VOTED 18-0 IN FAVOR OF BILL HB-263!!!

These are the Legislative Service Requests (LSRs) that have been submitted that will have an impact on foster care. An LSR is a request to have a bill drafted. By the beginning of January, all LSRs must be finalized, get changed into Bills, and get a “Bill number,” which replaces the LSR number. All LSRs and bills are searchable on NH.gov website. One can search by LSR/bill number, topic, partial text or by sponsor.

Submitted by State Representative & foster/adoptive parent Sean Morrison:

 

2019-HB-377

BEST INTEREST BILL FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

HB Title: relative to the best interests of the child under the child protection act.

2019-HB-263

BILL AGAINST REUNIFICATION WITH A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER

HB Title: relative to department of health and human services family reunification practices involving convicted sex offenders.

To learn more go to our web page: How NH Legislation Works

Click the PDF icon to read our written testimony for HB-377 relative to a child's best interests dated 3.5.19

Click the PDF icon to read our written testimony for HB-263 relative to no reunification involving sex offenders dated 3.5.19      * Please note that the anonymous testimonies provided directly to the committee have since been removed.

Here are some more children and family proposed bills for 2019:

 

2019-0421

HB Title: extending foster care beyond age 18.

 

2019-0880

SB Title: reestablishing a commission to study grandfamilies in New Hampshire.

2019-0420

HB Title: relative to the judicial immunity of court-appointed special advocates.

 

2019-0022

HB Title: establishing a committee to study the effect the opioid crisis and domestic violence has on New Hampshire children.

2019-0031

HB Title: requiring a child's primary health care provider to be notified of a report of suspected abuse or neglect and relative to access to the department of health and human services case record.

2019-0110

HB Title: relative to the definition of child abuse.

2019-0258

HB Title: establishing a child abuse specialized medical evaluation program in the department of health and human services.

2019-0406

HB Title: prohibiting law enforcement officers from questioning a minor at school without a parent or guardian present.

2019-0598

HB Title: relative to the procedures governing guardians ad litem and relative to parental rights and responsibilities.

2019-0725

HB Title: establishing a deaf child's bill of rights and establishing an advisory council on the education of deaf children.

2019-0742

HB Title: relative to education freedom accounts for children with disabilities.

2019-0728

HB Title: establishing a committee to study whether non-attorney legal professionals could be licensed to engage in the limited practice of law in the family division of the circuit court while under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

2019-0742

HB Title: relative to education freedom accounts for children with disabilities.

2019-0729

HB Title: relative to service requirements for termination of parental rights cases originating as abuse and neglect cases.

2019-0003

HB Title: requiring juveniles who are administered Narcan to be referred to the Sununu Youth Services Center.

2019-0717

CACR Title: relating to the right to govern. Providing that the people of the state may enact local laws that protect health, safety, and welfare.

2019-0223

HB Title: relative to license requirements for certain mental health and drug counselors.

2019-0383

HB Title: establishing a committee to study day care in New Hampshire.

2019-0010

HB Title: establishing the office of right-to-know ombudsman.

2019-0455

HB Title: relative to shaken baby syndrome.

To learn more go to our web page: How NH Legislation Works

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