HB94 (2017) Detail

(New Title) prohibiting certain defenses in prostitution and human trafficking cases and relative to fines assessed for certain offenses involving domestic violence.


CHAPTER 90

HB 94-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

04/20/2017   1402s

2017 SESSION

17-0079

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 94-FN

 

AN ACT prohibiting certain defenses in prostitution and human trafficking cases and relative to fines assessed for certain offenses involving domestic violence.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. Katsakiores, Rock. 6; Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Rep. Irwin, Sull. 6; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the assertion of certain defenses in a prosecution for prostitution or human trafficking.  The bill also adds a fine to certain criminal offenses involving domestic violence.  

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/20/2017   1402s 17-0079

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting certain defenses in prostitution and human trafficking cases and relative to fines assessed for certain offenses involving domestic violence.

 

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

 

90:1  Prostitution and Related Offenses.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 645:2, II to read as follows:

II.  A person is guilty of a class B felony if such person violates the provisions of subparagraphs (b), (c), (d), [or], (e), or (f) of paragraph I and the violation:

90:2  New Paragraph; Prostitution and Related Offenses.  Amend RSA 645:2 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI.  In a prosecution under subparagraph II(a), the actor's lack of knowledge of the other person's age shall not constitute a defense.  

90:3  Trafficking in Persons.  Amend RSA 633:7, III-a to read as follows:

III-a.  A person is guilty of a class B felony if the person pays, agrees to pay, or offers to pay to engage in sexual contact, as defined in RSA 632-A:1 or sexual penetration, as defined in RSA 632-A:1, V with a person under the age of 18, or to observe a sexually explicit performance involving a person under the age of 18.  The payment or offer or agreement to pay may be made to the person under the age of 18 or a third party.  Neither the actor's lack of knowledge of the other person's age nor consent of the other person shall constitute a defense to a charge under this paragraph.  

90:4  Assault and Related Offenses; First Degree Assault.  Amend RSA 631:1, III to read as follows:

III.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as  ["First Degree Assault--Domestic Violence.''] "first degree assault-domestic violence."

(b) In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "first degree assault-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:5  Assault and Related Offenses; Second Degree Assault.  Amend RSA 631:2, III to read as follows:

III.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Second Degree Assault--Domestic Violence.''] "second degree assault-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "second degree assault-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:6  Domestic Violence; Fines.  Amend RSA 631:2-b, V to read as follows:

V.  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction under this section.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this section.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  Fines imposed under this section shall not be subject to an additional penalty assessment and shall not be subject to the provisions of RSA 618:8 or 618:9.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.

90:7  Assault and Related Offenses; Reckless Conduct.  Amend RSA 631:3, IV to read as follows:

IV.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Reckless Conduct--Domestic Violence.''] "reckless conduct-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "reckless conduct-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:8  Sexual Assault and Related Offenses; Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault.  Amend RSA 632-A:2, V to read as follows:

V.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault--Domestic Violence.''] "aggravated felonious sexual assault-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "aggravated felonious sexual assault-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:9  Sexual Assault and Related Offenses; Felonious Sexual Assault.  Amend RSA 632-A:3, V to read as follows:

V.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Felonious Sexual Assault--Domestic Violence.''] "felonious sexual assault-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "felonious sexual assault-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:10  Sexual Assault and Related Offenses; Sexual Assault.  Amend RSA 632-A:4, IV to read as follows:

IV.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Sexual Assault--Domestic Violence.''] "sexual assault-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "sexual assault-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:11  Interference With Freedom; Kidnapping.  Amend RSA 633:1, III to read as follows:

III.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Kidnapping--Domestic Violence.''] "kidnapping-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "kidnapping-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:12  Interference With Freedom; Stalking.  Amend RSA 633:3-a, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.(a)  Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as ["Stalking--Domestic Violence.''] "stalking-domestic violence."

(b)  In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, the court shall levy a fine of $50 for each conviction recorded as "stalking-domestic violence" under this paragraph.  The court shall not reduce or suspend any sentence or the payment of any fine imposed under this paragraph and no fine imposed under this paragraph shall be subject to an additional penalty assessment.  If the court determines that the defendant is unable to pay the fine on the date imposed, the court may defer payment or order periodic payments thereof.  The clerk shall forward all fines collected under this paragraph to the department of health and human services for the purposes of RSA 173-B:15.  The provisions of RSA 618:8 and RSA 618:9 shall not apply to a fine imposed under this paragraph.

90:13  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

 

Approved: June 07, 2017

Effective Date: January 01, 2018

 

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 21, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB94 Revision: 715 Date: June 12, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
HB94 Revision: 716 Date: May 30, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
HB94 Revision: 717 Date: April 21, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
HB94 Revision: 718 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 7:53 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. 18, 2017 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 11:00 AM LOB 204
Feb. 7, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/07/2017 01:00 PM LOB 204
Feb. 14, 2017 Executive Session: 02/14/2017 LOB 204
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 17-4; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA RC 265-86 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 64
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9
March 21, 2017 Hearing: 03/21/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:10 am; SC 15
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1402s, 04/20/2017; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1402s, AA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1402s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
May 18, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1402s (Rep. Welch): MA DV 279-37 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 6
May 31, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/31/2017); SJ 19
June 1, 2017 Enrolled 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 127
June 7, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/07/2017; Chapter 90; Eff. 1/1/2018