Jan 12, 2015

Rep. Laura Jones (R-Rochester) is sponsoring a 2015 bill that would require school districts to draft a policy that allows parents to observe classrooms.

Jones says she is sponsoring the legislation on behalf of several parents who were not allowed to observe classrooms in Rochester.

Jan 10, 2015

Sharon Boucher is campaigning for several family law changes in 2015.

Boucher is the grandmother of Brielle Gage, a toddler who died of blunt force trauma in November.  Katlyn Marin, Brielle's mother, was charged with second-degree murder for the toddler's death.

Boucher is supporting three legislative changes to help other endangered children.

Jun 12, 2015

On Thursday Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed SB 244, a bill that tightens child protection laws.

Jun 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26 Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) vetoed HB 332, a bill that would require schools to notify parents at least two weeks before "course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education."

Gov. Hassan vetoed the bill in part because of the broad language.

Oct 05, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has initiated “a comprehensive, independent review of the child protective services of the Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF).”

The decision came after the homicide of 21-month-old Sadie Willott in September.  Sadie’s mother is charged with the crime.

Oct 06, 2015

On September 30 a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit of Katherine Frederick, a state employee who claims she was discriminated against because of her need to breastfeed her child.

Oct 30, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28 Attorney General Joe Foster testified that the state should change its rules for destroying records at the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

Dec 17, 2015

New Hampshire legislators have proposed two 2016 bills that would allow youths under age sixteen to work with just a parent's permission.

Apr 27, 2016

The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday, April 28 on a bill to allow fourteen and fifteen year-olds to work with a parent's permission.

Under current state law, teenagers must get permission from the principal in their public school district.

May 13, 2016

On Wednesday, May 11 the House of Representatives voted on several bills related to the handling of child abuse and neglect cases.

The bills were in response to child abuse fatalities last year.


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