Bill Text: NH HB1441 | 2024 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to prohibiting the mutilation or alteration of the sexual or reproductive system of a minor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2023-12-06 - To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs House Journal 1 [HB1441 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2024-HB1441-Introduced.html

HB 1441-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2578

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1441-FN

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting the mutilation or alteration of the sexual or reproductive system of a minor.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Love, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the crime of mutilation or alteration of the sexual or reproductive system of a minor.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2578

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting the mutilation or alteration of the sexual or reproductive system of a minor.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Prohibiting the Mutilation or Alternation of the Sexual or Reproductive System of a Minor.  Amend RSA 632-A by inserting after section 10-d the following new section:

632-A:10-e  Mutilation or Alteration of the Sexual or Reproductive System of a Minor.  

I.  A person is guilty of a class A felony if:

(a)  The person physically or chemically mutilates or alters the sexual or reproductive system of a minor, in a manner that permanently nullifies or restricts the systems natural sexual or reproductive functionality.

(b)  The person knowingly promotes or permits the treatment of a minor with chemicals or hormones to boost or reduce the minors hormone levels outside the normal range for their age and biological birth-gender leading to permanent physical changes that nullify or restrict their natural sexual or reproductive system functionality.

(c)  The person knowingly removes or causes or permits the removal of a minor from this state for the purpose of allowing the physical or chemical mutilation or alteration of the reproductive system of the minor, or the treatment of the minor with chemicals or hormones to boost or reduce the minor's hormone levels outside the normal range for their age and biological birth-gender, that permanently nullify the individual's natural sexual or reproductive system functionality.

II.  It shall not be a defense to prosecution for a violation of this section that the conduct described in paragraph I is required as a matter of custom, ritual, or religious practice, or that the minor on whom it is performed, or the minor's parent or legal guardian, consented to the procedure.

III.  If the action described in paragraph I is performed by a licensed physician during a surgical procedure, it shall not be a violation of this section if:

(a)  The procedure is necessary to the physical health of the minor on whom it is performed; or

(b)  The procedure is performed on a minor who is in labor or who has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth.

IV.  Any child subjected to conduct prohibited by paragraph I, but which is not justified pursuant to paragraph III, shall be considered an abused child pursuant to RSA 169-C:3, II.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

 

LBA

24-2578

10/25/23

 

HB 1441-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to prohibiting the mutilation or alteration of the sexual or reproductive system of a minor.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:         [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Revenue Fund

None

Expenditures

Indeterminable

Funding Source

General Fund

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source

None

 

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

County Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

County Expenditures

Indeterminable

Local Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Local Expenditures

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds, deletes, or modifies a criminal penalty, or changes statute to which there is a penalty for violation. Therefore, this bill may have an impact on the judicial and correctional systems, which could affect prosecution, incarceration, probation, and parole costs, for the state, as well as county and local governments. A summary of such costs can be found at: https://gencourt.state.nh.us/lba/Budget/Fiscal_Notes/JudicialCorrectionalCosts.pdf

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch, Judicial Council, Department of Justice, Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Association of Counties, and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

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