Bill Text - HB113 (2006)

Establishing a committee to study mandatory sentencing in criminal cases.


Revision: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

HB 113 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 113

AN ACT establishing a committee to study mandatory sentencing in criminal cases.

SPONSORS: Rep. Kidder, Merr 1

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study mandatory sentencing in criminal cases.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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09/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a committee to study mandatory sentencing in criminal cases.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study mandatory sentencing in criminal cases.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house.

(b) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall study mandatory sentencing in criminal cases. The committee shall make recommendations on whether mandatory sentences under current law should be repealed or modified to allow judges greater discretion in sentencing.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate president, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2005.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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