HB106 (2017) Detail

Relative to corroborating evidence in sexual assault prosecutions.


HB 106 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0237

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 106

 

AN ACT relative to corroborating evidence in sexual assault prosecutions.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. J. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a victim's testimony in a sexual assault case shall require corroboration  only in cases where the defendant has no prior convictions for sexual assault.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0237

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to corroborating evidence in sexual assault prosecutions.

 

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

 

1  Sexual Assault and Related Offenses; Testimony and Evidence.  Amend RSA 632-A:6, I to read as follows:

I.  The testimony of the victim shall [not be required to] be corroborated in prosecutions under this chapter only in cases where the defendant has no prior convictions under this chapter.

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

Links

HB106 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB106 Revision: 743 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 7:41 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 2 P. 16
Jan. 17, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 10:00 AM LOB 204
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 204
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 14 P. 8
March 8, 2017 Removed from Consent (Rep. Cushing) 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 7
March 9, 2017 Lay on Table (Rep. Welch): MA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 62
Died on Table