SB169 (2005) Detail

Relative to access to confidential court records.


SB 169 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0994

09/01

SENATE BILL 169

AN ACT relative to access to confidential court records.

SPONSORS: Sen. Foster, Dist 13

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill allows the supreme court, under certain conditions, to grant access to confidential court records to a person conducting a bona fide research or evaluation project.

This bill is a request of the supreme court.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0994

09/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to access to confidential court records.

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

1 New Section; Supreme Court; Access to Confidential Court Records. Amend RSA 490 by inserting after section 35 the following new section:

490:36 Access to Confidential Court Records. Whenever a statute, court rule, or court order makes court records confidential, the supreme court may grant access to such confidential records to a person conducting a bona fide research or evaluation project; provided, that the person granted access agrees to abide by the applicable confidentiality and to not disclose information identifying the subject of the record. Information identifying the subject of the record may be disclosed if it is essential to the purpose of the research, each person identified in the record or an authorized representative has authorized such disclosure in writing, and a judge of the court having custody of the record has granted approval in writing following notice to all interested parties.

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

Links

SB169 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB169 Revision: 9224 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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