Bill Details - HB635 (2017)

HB 635-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0750

09/01

 

HOUSE BILL 635-FN

 

AN ACT requiring a non-client public protection and recovery fund to be administered by the supreme court.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Brewster, Merr. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the establishment of a non-client public protection and recovery fund to be administered by the supreme court.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0750

09/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT requiring a non-client public protection and recovery fund to be administered by the supreme court.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Non-Client Public Protection and Recovery Fund.  Amend RSA 311 by inserting after section 13 the following new section:

311:13-a  Non-Client Public Protection and Recovery Fund.  The supreme court shall establish and administer a non-client public protection and recovery fund for the purpose of paying claims of non-clients, including those who claim restitution for being imprisoned unlawfully.  The supreme court shall collect a fee from attorneys, judges, and court clerks to fund the non-client public protection and recovery fund.

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

 

LBAO

17-0750

1/23/17

 

HB 635-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT requiring a non-client public protection and recovery fund to be administered by the supreme court.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Non-Client Public Protection and Recovery Fund

 

 

 

 

 

The Judicial Branch was originally contacted on January 6, 2017 and again on January 18, 2017 for a fiscal note worksheet, which the Branch has not provided as of Monday, January 23, 2017.  

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes the Non-Client Public Protection and Recovery Fund for the purpose of paying claims to non-clients, including those who claim restitution for being imprisoned unlawfully.  This bill requires the Supreme Court to collect a fee from attorneys, judges, and court clerks to fund the new Fund.  The amount of additional revenue collected and new expenditures resulting from this bill cannot be estimated.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 3 P. 23
Jan. 31, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 14 P. 17
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 38

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB635 Revision: 343 Date: Jan. 25, 2017, 1:45 p.m.