HB251 (2005) Detail

Relative to the family division of the courts.


HB 251 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0372

09/04

HOUSE BILL 251

AN ACT relative to the family division of the courts.

SPONSORS: Rep. L. Elliott, Hills 1; Rep. Rowe, Hills 6

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes that the family division of the courts is a division of the superior court, the administrative judge of the family division of the courts is nominated and confirmed in the same manner as marital masters, and the family division of the courts may use district court facilities.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0372

09/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the family division of the courts.

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

1 Findings. The general court finds that:

I. Since the chief justice of the superior court makes nominations of marital masters to the governor and council and has the authority to remove marital masters, it is clear that the family division of the courts is a division of the superior court.

II. Since New Hampshire has a unified court system, nothing should preclude the division of family courts from using district court facilities.

2 Family Division. Amend RSA 490:33 to read as follows:

490:33 Family Division. The family division of the courts shall become a permanent component of the judicial branch on the effective date of this subdivision. The family division shall be a division of the superior court. The administrative judge of the family division shall be nominated and confirmed in the same manner as marital masters under RSA 491:20-a. The family division may use the facilities of the district courts.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

Links

HB251 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB251 Revision: 8728 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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