Apr 20, 2016 10:03 AM

NH House to debate drug crisis money, using cells while driving

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - Child protection laws, funding for the drug crisis and changes to the state's ban on using cellphones while driving are all up for debate when the New Hampshire House convenes.

One bill aims to allow child protective services to take into account a parents' drug use when determining if a child is in harm's way. It gives consideration to whether the parent is seeking treatment for his or her addiction. Another provides more than $5 million in additional funding to battle the state's opioid crisis, with money going toward supportive housing, a new drug prosecutor and the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.

Lawmakers will also debate on Wednesday whether people should be allowed to use cellphones for navigation services while driving.

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