HB345 (2017) Detail

Relative to entering dismissals of cases by nolle prosequi.


HB 345 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0751

09/08

 

HOUSE BILL 345

 

AN ACT relative to entering dismissals of cases by nolle prosequi.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Brewster, Merr. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the attorney general to issue a written report evaluating the evidence to the parties to a case at least 5 business days before the state or a county attorney enters a dismissal of such case by nolle prosequi.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0751

09/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to entering dismissals of cases by nolle prosequi.

 

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

 

1  Duties of Attorney General.  Amend RSA 7:6 to read as follows:

7:6  Powers and Duties as State's Attorney.

I.  The attorney general shall act as attorney for the state in all criminal and civil cases in the supreme court in which the state is interested, and in the prosecution of persons accused of crimes punishable with death or imprisonment for life.  The attorney general shall have and exercise general supervision of the criminal cases pending before the supreme and superior courts of the state, and with the aid of the county attorneys, the attorney general shall enforce the criminal laws of the state.  The attorney general shall have the power to collect uncollected debts owed to the state as set forth in RSA 7:15-a.

II.  At least 5 business days before the state or a county attorney enters a dismissal of a case by nolle prosequi, the attorney general shall issue a written report evaluating the evidence to the parties to the case.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB345 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 19, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 2, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB345 Revision: 747 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 3 P. 9
Jan. 18, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 01:30 PM LOB 204
Jan. 19, 2017 Executive Session: 01/19/2017 LOB 204
Feb. 2, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/02/2017 (Vote 17-1; CC) HC 9 P. 2
Feb. 2, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 3