SB159 (2005) Detail

Relative to verbal identification by public officials and employees.


SB 159 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0928

09/03

SENATE BILL 159

AN ACT relative to verbal identification by public officials and employees.

SPONSORS: Sen. Estabrook, Dist 21; Rep. Knowles, Straf 6

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill requires public officials and employees to identify themselves verbally upon request.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0928

09/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to verbal identification by public officials and employees.

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

1 New Section; Law Enforcement Officers; Verbal Identification Required. Amend RSA 105 by inserting after section 3-a the following new section:

105:3-b Law Enforcement Officers; Verbal Identification Required.

I. Any police officer or other law enforcement officer employed by the state or any political subdivision of the state, while on active duty, shall verbally identify himself or herself as a law enforcement officer upon verbal request of any person.

II. This section shall not apply to a police officer or other law enforcement officer on special duty when such duty requires that his or her identity as a police officer not be disclosed.

2 New Section; Abuse of Office; Verbal Identification Required. Amend RSA 643 by inserting after section 2 the following new section:

643:3 Verbal Identification Required.

I. Any public servant, as defined in RSA 640:2, II, while performing his or her duties as a public servant, shall verbally identify himself or herself and his or her role as a public servant upon verbal request of any person.

II. Any person who violates the provisions of paragraph I shall be guilty of a violation.

III. This section shall not apply to a police officer or other law enforcement officer on special duty when such duty requires that his or her identity as a police officer not be disclosed.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

Links

SB159 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB159 Revision: 9213 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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