SB72 (2015) Detail

(2nd New Title) establishing a commission to study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List.


CHAPTER 150

SB 72 – FINAL VERSION

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2015 SESSION

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SENATE BILL 72

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List.

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Boutin, Dist 16; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Soucy, Dist?18; Rep. Rowe, Hills 22; Rep. Wall, Straf 6; Rep. Tholl, Coos 5

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

AMENDED ANALYSIS

The bill establishes a commission to study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/26/2015 1110s

29Apr2015… 1336h

15-0650

09/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List.

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

150:1 New Section; Commission on Use of Police Personnel Files. Amend RSA 105 by inserting after section 13-b the following new section:

105:13-c Commission on Use of Police Personnel Files.

I. There is established a commission to study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List.

II.(a) The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(1) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

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

(3) The attorney general, or designee.

(4) One county attorney, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Counties.

(5) One sheriff, appointed by the New Hampshire Sheriff’s Association.

(6) One public defender, appointed by the New Hampshire Public Defender.

(7) One criminal defense lawyer, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

(8) One chief of police appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police.

(9) The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.

(10) One police officer, appointed by the New Hampshire Police Association

(11) One superior court judge, appointed by the chief justice of the superior court.

(12) One circuit court judge, appointed by the chief justice of the circuit court.

(13) The director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, or designee.

(14) A victim/witness advocate, appointed by the director of the office of victim/witness assistance.

(b) Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

III. The commission shall study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List. The commission’s study shall include, but not be limited to, what the appropriate procedure and criteria should be for being placed on or removed from the Laurie List. The commission shall study any other issue that the commission deems relevant to its objective. The commission may solicit the advice or testimony of any organization or individual with information or expertise relevant to its study.

IV. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Eight members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2015.

150:2 Repeal. RSA 105:13-c, relative to the commission on use of police personnel files, is repealed.

150:3 Effective Date.

I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2015.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: June 12, 2015

Effective Date: I. Section 2 shall take effect November 1, 2015.

II. Remainder shall take effect June 12, 2015

Links

SB72 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB72 Revision: 28413 Date: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

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