Bill Text - HB1184 (2012)

(New Title) relative to the use of video evidence to support an arrest for willful concealment of merchandise.


Revision: May 10, 2012, midnight

HB 1184 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

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2012 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1184

AN ACT relative to arrest without a warrant for the offense of willful concealment.

SPONSORS: Rep. D. McGuire, Merr 8

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes circumstances under which a peace officer may arrest a person for the offense of willful concealment.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2012… 0552h

05/09/12 1936s

12-2523

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to arrest without a warrant for the offense of willful concealment.

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

1 New Paragraph; Use of Force by Merchants. Amend RSA 627:8-a by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III. Notwithstanding RSA 594:10, a peace officer may arrest a person who has been detained pursuant to this section, without a warrant, if the peace officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed the offense of willful concealment and if the merchant or his or her agent witnessed the offense or if the unlawfully obtained goods or merchandise of the store were recovered from the person.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.

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