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Senate Bill 14
In 2019, the passage of SB 14 was a high priority to support children with behavioral health needs. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by the Senate majority leader, takes a systemic approach to improving child welfare and ensuring children and youth get the appropriate support services where and when they need them, using the System of Care values and principles.
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All bills on which the CBHC took a position on in 2019:
|SB 14||Relative to Child Welfare||This bill establishes a system of care for all children, makes improvements to the system of care for children with behavioral health needs, and makes mobile crisis services available statewide.||Support|
|HB 677||Relative to Discipline of Students, Addressing Students' Behavioral Health Needs, and Making and Appropriation Therefor||This bill modifies the policy for discipline and expulsions from school. It also aids local school districts in enacting MTSS-B, a prevention framework for schools.||Support|
|HB 275||Relative to School Nurse Certification||This bill removes the certification requirements for school nurses.||Oppose|
|HB 383||Relative to Nondiscrimination in Public and Nonpublic Schools||This bill provides that the state law against discrimination will apply to any public or nonpublic school that receives public funds.||Support|
|HB 652||Relative to Suicide Prevention||This bill requires the state board of education to adopt rules requiring teachers and administrators in public schools receive annual training in suicide awareness and prevention.||Support|
|SB 177||Relative to the Use of Physical Restraints on Persons Who Are Involuntarily Committed||This bill clarifies when physical restraints may be used to transport a person being admitted to New Hampshire hospital or a designated receiving facility.||Support|
|SB 196||Relative to Non-Academic Surveys Administered by a Public School to Its Students||This bill makes changes to the requirements for school district policies governing the administration of non-academic surveys or questionnaires.||Support|
|SB 274||Relative to the Newborn Home Visiting Program||This bill requires that Medicaid Home Visiting be made available to all Medicaid-eligible families.||Support|
|SB 282||Relative to Suicide Prevention Education in Schools||This bill requires school districts and chartered public schools to: I. Develop a policy for preventing, assessing the risk of, and responding to student suicide. II. Provide training for faculty, staff, and school volunteers on suicide prevention.||Support|
|SB 294||Relative to Placement Costs for Juvenile Diversion Programs||This bill provides for the transfer of funds from the department of health and human services to municipalities and nongovernmental organizations to encourage the development of local juvenile diversion programs.||Support|
|SB 295||Relative to the Office of the Child Advocate||This bill gives the Offics of Child Advocate necessary oversight to protect New Hampshire's children.||Support|
|SB 302||Relative to Suspension and Expulsion of Pupils||This bill clarifies student behavior that justifies suspension and expulsion from school, limits the time a student may be suspended from school, and provides for educational assignments for suspended students.||Support|
|SB 308||Relative to the Health Care Workforce and Making Appropriations Therefor||This bill takes a holistic approach to addressing New Hampshire's health care workforce shortage.||Support|
|HB 163||Relative to the Definition of Child Abuse||This bill adds sexual reassignment to the definition of an abused child.||Oppose|
|HB 131||Establishing a Commission on Mental Health Education and Behavioral Health and Wellness Programs||This bill establishes a commission to develop and promote mental health programs in kindergarten through grade 12.||Support|
|HB 231||Requiring School Districts to Establish Policies Relating to Suspensions and Expulsions||This bill requires the state board of education to require school districts to adopt policies regarding school suspensions and expulsions.||Support|