HB1295 (2018) Detail

Relative to persons held in civil contempt.


HB 1295 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

21Mar2018... 0627h

2018 SESSION

18-2126

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1295

 

AN ACT relative to persons held in civil contempt.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill declares that no person shall be incarcerated for civil contempt without there being a finding that the person has the liquid assets to satisfy the contempt penalty.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21Mar2018... 0627h 18-2126

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to persons held in civil contempt.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Penalties; Civil Contempt.  Amend RSA 458 by inserting after section 52 the following new section:

458:53  Penalties; Civil Contempt.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no family division circuit court shall incarcerate a person for civil contempt without findings of fact to support such action.  In addition, no person shall be required to sell his or her principal residence, the value of which does not exceed the amount of the homestead exemption in RSA 480:1, or to sell his or her sole motor vehicle, the value of which does not exceed the amount specified in RSA 511:2, XVI, to satisfy a finding of civil contempt.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 30 days after its passage.

Links

HB1295 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 26, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1295 Revision: 3318 Date: March 22, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
HB1295 Revision: 1871 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 1:08 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 6
Jan. 16, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/16/2018 11:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 LOB 208
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0627h (Vote 14-3; RC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0627h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 14-3; RC) HC 9 P. 70
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
March 21, 2018 Amendment # 2018-0627h: AA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 8
March 21, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0627h: MA RC 290-41 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 8
March 22, 2018 Introduced 03/22/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 11
April 9, 2018 Hearing: 04/09/2018, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 16
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/26/2018; SC 18
May 2, 2018 Special Order to 05/02/2018, Without Objection, MA; 04/26/2018 SJ 14
May 2, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 05/02/2018; SC 19
May 2, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 05/02/2018; SJ 15