Bill Text: NH HB291 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Establishing a committee to study certain findings regarding hospice and palliative care.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-13 - House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1883s and 1980s (Rep. M. Smith): Motion Adopted Voice Vote 06/13/2019 House Journal 19 P. 9 [HB291 Detail]

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HB 291 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

05/15/2019   1883s

05/15/2019   1980s

2019 SESSION

19-0794

01/08

 

HOUSE BILL 291

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study certain findings regarding hospice and palliative care.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study certain findings regarding hospice and palliative care.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/15/2019   1883s

05/15/2019   1980s

19-0794

01/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study certain findings regarding hospice and palliative care.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study certain findings regarding hospice and palliative care.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  

I.  The committee shall:

(a)  Review of the findings of the commission to study palliative care and associated quality of life (2013, 225) and make a determination as to whether the commission's recommendations are being followed and whether the recommendations are effective.

(b)  Review palliative care for other populations in addition to end-of-life, such as providing the long-term, whole-person benefits of palliative care for individuals living with life-long disability or chronic and complex health conditions.

II.  The committee may solicit any information from any person or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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