HB407 (2013) Detail

Relative to the penalty for making a false statement in a criminal complaint.


HB 407 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

13-0398

04/09

HOUSE BILL 407

AN ACT relative to the penalty for making a false statement in a criminal complaint.

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 10

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that a law enforcement officer who makes a false statement in a criminal complaint may be prosecuted for false swearing.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13-0398

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT relative to the penalty for making a false statement in a criminal complaint.

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

1 Complaints. Amend RSA 592-A:7, I to read as follows:

I. Criminal proceedings before a circuit court shall be begun by complaint, signed and under oath, addressed to such court, briefly setting forth, by name or description, the party accused and the offense charged, provided that a complaint filed by a police officer, as defined in RSA 188-F:23, I, for a violation-level offense or a class B misdemeanor shall not require an oath. All complaints filed by a police officer shall include the officer’s signature and printed name and notice that making a false statement on the complaint may result in criminal prosecution for false swearing pursuant to RSA 641:2.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

Links

HB407 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB407 Revision: 24429 Date: Jan. 22, 2013, midnight

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