Governor Chris Sununu Applauds Senate for Passing SB 582, SB 590 and SB 592
Concord, NH –Today, Governor Chris Sununu applauded the New Hampshire Senate for passing SB 582, 590, and 592.
"These bills are the accumulation of a year that has seen the most transformative progress in child welfare services in the history of New Hampshire," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Today's vote reinforces my administration's commitment to ensuring that those in our state who cannot care for themselves have access to strong support services. We rebuilt, redesigned, and re-engineered the system with new leadership. We made investments across the board for prevention and voluntary services – the first time in years the state has funded these types of programs. We are getting results and must continue to fight for our most vulnerable citizens."
In overwhelmingly passing SB582, SB590 and SB592, the Senate has provided a critically important initial step towards putting additional vital resources in DCYF, our mental health system, the developmentally disabled community, and our foster care system. These bills include:
- Restoration of Voluntary Services in DCYF
- Community Based Prevention Programs in DCYF
- State Loan Repayment to healthcare providers
- Additional Child Protection Service Workers
- Additional Child Protection Social Workers
- Foster Care Rate Increase