Bill Text - HB1318 (2010)

(New Title) relative to victim services while the court is considering post-conviction DNA testing.


Revision: March 5, 2010, midnight

HB 1318 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

03Mar2010… 0731h

2010 SESSION

10-2154

04/03

HOUSE BILL 1318

AN ACT relative to victim services while the court is considering post-conviction DNA testing.

SPONSORS: Rep. Cushing, Rock 15

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill makes victim services available, upon request, to a victim of the crime being reinvestigated while the court is considering post-conviction DNA testing.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03Mar2010… 0731h

10-2154

04/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to victim services while the court is considering post-conviction DNA testing.

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

1 New Section; Victim Services. Amend RSA 651-D by inserting after section 4 the following new section:

651-D:5 Victim Services. When post-conviction DNA testing is being considered by the court, the state shall, upon request, reactivate victim services for the victim of the crime being reinvestigated during the reinvestigation of the case, during the pendency of the proceedings, and, as determined by the court after consultation with the victim and/or victim advocate, following final adjudication of the case.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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