HB1464 (2012) Detail

Establishing non-unanimous juries.


HB 1464 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2358

08/04

HOUSE BILL 1464

AN ACT establishing non-unanimous juries.

SPONSORS: Rep. Terrio, Hills 14

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes non-unanimous juries for civil and certain criminal trials.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2358

08/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT establishing non-unanimous juries.

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

1 New Section; Non-unanimous Juries; Civil Proceedings. Amend RSA 500-A by inserting after section 20 the following new section:

500-A:21 Non-unanimous Juries. In civil trials, 10 jurors may render a verdict for or against the defendant.

2 New Section; Non-unanimous Juries; Criminal Proceedings. Amend RSA 625 by inserting after section 11 the following new section:

625:12 Non-unanimous Juries. In criminal prosecutions, 11 jurors may render a verdict of guilty or not guilty, except for a verdict of guilty of capital murder which shall only be found by a unanimous verdict.

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

Links

HB1464 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1464 Revision: 21424 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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