CACR22 (2018) Detail

Relating to rights for crime victims. Providing that crime victims shall be afforded constitutional rights.


CACR 22 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/22/2018   1146s

03/22/2018   1200s

 

2018 SESSION

18-2844

06/04

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 22

 

RELATING TO: rights for crime victims.

 

PROVIDING THAT: crime victims shall be afforded constitutional rights.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Shurtleff, Merr. 11; Rep. Chandley, Hills. 22; Rep. Burt, Hills. 39; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution affords constitutional rights to crime victims.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

03/22/2018   1146s

03/22/2018   1200s 18-2844

06/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: rights for crime victims.

 

PROVIDING THAT: crime victims shall be afforded constitutional rights.

 

Be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring,  that the

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That the first part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 14 the following new article:

[Art.] 14-a [Protection for Victims.]  A victim of crime includes any person against whom the criminal offense or delinquent act is committed or who is directly and proximately harmed by the commission of the offense or act.  A victim shall have the right to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's safety, dignity, and privacy, and upon request: to reasonable and timely notice of, and to be present at all court proceedings, including post-conviction proceedings, on the same basis as the accused; to proceedings free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case; to reasonable protection from the accused throughout the criminal justice process; to refuse an unnecessary interview or deposition request made by the accused; to confer with the attorney for the State about the disposition of the case; to be heard at any proceedings involving the release, plea, sentencing, or parole of the accused; to reasonable notice of the release or escape of the accused; to full and timely restitution; and to be informed of all rights under this article.  The term "victim" does not include the accused or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interests of a deceased, incompetent, minor, or incapacitated victim.  The victim, the victim's attorney or other lawful representative, or the attorney for the government upon request of the victim may assert in any trial or appellate court, or before any other authority, with jurisdiction over the case, and have enforced, the rights enumerated in this section and any other right afforded to the victim by law.  The court or other authority with jurisdiction shall act promptly on such a request.  This section does not create any cause of action for compensation or damages against the State, any political subdivision of the State, any officer, employee, or agent of the State or of any of its political subdivisions, or any officer or employee of the court.

II.  That the above amendment proposed to the constitution be submitted to the qualified voters of the state at the state general election to be held in November, 2018.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2018 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2018 session of the general court shall be approved.

IV.  That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:

“Are you in favor of amending the first part of the constitution by inserting after article 14 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 14-a [Protection for Victims.]  A victim of crime includes any person against whom the criminal offense or delinquent act is committed or who is directly and proximately harmed by the commission of the offense or act.  A victim shall have the right to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's safety, dignity, and privacy, and upon request: to reasonable and timely notice of, and to be present at all court proceedings, including post-conviction proceedings, on the same basis as the accused; to proceedings free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case; to reasonable protection from the accused throughout the criminal justice process; to refuse an unnecessary interview or deposition request made by the accused; to confer with the attorney for the State about the disposition of the case; to be heard at any proceedings involving the release, plea, sentencing, or parole of the accused; to reasonable notice of the release or escape of the accused; to full and timely restitution; and to be informed of all rights under this article.  The term "victim" does not include the accused or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interests of a deceased, incompetent, minor, or incapacitated victim.  The victim, the victim's attorney or other lawful representative, or the attorney for the government upon request of the victim may assert in any trial or appellate court, or before any other authority, with jurisdiction over the case, and have enforced, the rights enumerated in this section and any other right afforded to the victim by law.  The court or other authority with jurisdiction shall act promptly on such a request.  This section does not create any cause of action for compensation or damages against the State, any political subdivision of the State, any officer, employee, or agent of the State or of any of its political subdivisions, or any officer or employee of the court."

V.  That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions.  The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.”  If no cross is made in either of the squares, the ballot shall not be counted on the question.  The outside of the ballot shall be the same as the regular official ballot except that the words “Questions Relating to Constitutional Amendments proposed by the 2018 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VI.  That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective when the governor proclaims its adoption.

Links

CACR22 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 22, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2018 House Hearing
April 18, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR22 Revision: 3341 Date: March 23, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
CACR22 Revision: 2949 Date: Jan. 16, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 2
Feb. 6, 2018 Hearing: 02/06/2018, Room 100, SH, 09:00 AM; SC 6
March 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1146s, 03/22/2018; SC 13A
March 22, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1146s, RC 22Y-1N, AA; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Reconsideration on 2018-1146, MA, VV; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1146s, RC 22Y-1N, AA; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Hennessey Floor Amendment # 2018-1200s, RC 14Y-9N, AA; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Hennessey Offered Floor Amendment # 2018-1196s; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Hennessey Withdraws Floor Amendment # 2018-1196s; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Giuda Floor Amendment # 2018-1181s, RC 5Y-18N, AF; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Pending Motion: Ought to Pass with Amendments #2018-1146s, # 2018-1200s, 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. Giuda Floor Amendment # 2018-1202s, RC 8Y-15N, AF; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Sen. French Floor Amendment # 2018-1204s, RC 2Y-21N, AF; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendments 2018-1146s, and 2018-1200s, RC 20Y-3N, by necessary 3/5, MA; OT3rdg; 03/22/2018; SJ 10
March 22, 2018 Introduced 03/22/2018 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Joint with Judiciary HJ 10 P. 53
April 10, 2018 Public Hearing: 04/10/2018 10:00 AM LOB 206-208
April 18, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 04/18/2018 10:00 AM LOB 206-208
April 18, 2018 Executive Session: 04/18/2018 LOB 204
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 24-11; RC)
April 26, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 04/26/2018 (Vote 24-11; RC) HC 16 P. 10
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1642h
April 26, 2018 Lay CACR 22 on Table (Rep. Fields): MF RC 66-272 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 284-51 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Indefinitely Postpone (Rep. Eaton): MA VV by necessary three-fifths vote 04/26/2018