HB135 (2018) Detail

Relative to the submission of evidence prior to hearings in divorce cases.


HB 135 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

3Jan2018... 2509h

2017 SESSION

17-0091

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 135

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of evidence prior to hearings in divorce cases.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Rep. K. Rice, Hills. 37; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the parties to request a continuance if evidence in a divorce case is not submitted prior to the hearing.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3Jan2018... 2509h 17-0091

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of evidence prior to hearings in divorce cases.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Annulment, Divorce and Separation; Submission of Evidence.  Amend RSA 458 by inserting after section 13 the following new section:

458:13-a  Submission of Evidence.  Evidence submitted to the court in a proceeding under this chapter shall be disclosed to the opposing party at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.  If a party submits evidence less than 10 days prior to the hearing, the opposing party may request a continuance, which shall be granted for a period of not more than 90 days from the originally scheduled hearing date, unless the court finds that such evidence is de minimus.  If the court does not grant a continuance due to the de minimis nature of the evidence submitted, the court shall document the basis for its finding in the court order.  This section shall not apply to evidence introduced for purposes of rebuttal or impeachment.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB135 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 28, 2017 House Exec Session
Nov. 9, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 3, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 26, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB135 Revision: 2850 Date: Jan. 4, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
HB135 Revision: 2537 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 18
Jan. 4, 2017 Vacated to Children and Family Law Without Objection 01/04/2017 HJ 2 P. 15
Feb. 14, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/14/2017 01:00 PM LOB 206
Feb. 28, 2017 Executive Session: 02/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Retained in Committee
May 9, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 05/09/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
June 6, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 06/06/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Sept. 12, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/12/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Oct. 24, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 10/24/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Nov. 9, 2017 Executive Session: 11/09/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2509h for 01/03/2018 (Vote 13-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Amendment # 2017-2509h: AA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 26
Jan. 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2509h: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 26
Feb. 1, 2018 Introduced 02/01/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4
April 3, 2018 Hearing: 04/03/2018, Room 100, SH, 09:15 am; SC 15
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