Lawmakers should pass a budget that includes Senate Bill 14

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

PRESS STATEMENT 

June 25, 2019 

CONTACT 
Becky Whitley, rwhitley@new-futures.org

LAWMAKERS SHOULD PASS A BUDGET THAT INCLUDES SENATE BILL 14

CONCORD, N.H. – Last week, New Hampshire’s budget writers finalized a budget in Committee of Conference that includes funding for an integrated, comprehensive System of Care for New Hampshire children. In response, Becky Whitley, Policy Director of the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative, released the following statement: 

“By fully-funding Senate Bill 14 in the budget, lawmakers prioritized the need for an integrated, comprehensive System of Care that includes statewide access to mobile crisis services to help get children support services where and when they need them.

"Granite State children are being negatively affected by our mental health, substance use, and child protection crises. Funding for Senate Bill 14, which has already been passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the Governor, is crucial to lessen these negative impacts on our children and communities. 

"We are hopeful that the Governor continues to see the value of funding Senate Bill 14 in the budget so that children and families can get what they need immediately. Our children cannot wait for this funding."