HB287 (2018) Detail

Establishing a committee to study decriminalizing sex work.


HB 287 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

9Jan2018... 2524h

2017 SESSION

17-0736

04/01

 

HOUSE BILL 287

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. E. Edwards, Hills. 11; Rep. Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Murray, Rock. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire.  

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Jan2018... 2524h 17-0736

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  

I.  The committee shall study:

(a)  The scope and scale of engagement in the sex trade in New Hampshire.

(b)  The mental and physical health and well-being of those engaged in the sex trade in New Hampshire.

(c)  The experiences of law enforcement personnel with individuals engaged in the sex trade in New Hampshire.

(d)  The experiences of individuals engaged in the sex trade in New Hampshire with law enforcement personnel.

(e)  The needs of individuals engaged in the sex trade in New Hampshire and the availability of services in this state to meet those needs.

(f)  The impacts of arrest, conviction, and incarceration on individuals who have been arrested on prostitution offenses.

(g)  The costs to state and local law enforcement and corrections budgets of arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating individuals for prostitution offenses.

(h)  The potential costs and benefits of partial or full decriminalization of prostitution, including possible effects on rates of sex trafficking.

II.  The committee may solicit advice and testimony from any interested party, including but not limited to:

(a)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(b)  The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.

(c)  The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police.

(d)  The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

(e)  The New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition

(f)  Amnesty International.

(g)  Child and Family Services.

(h)  New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

(i)  The Sex Workers Outreach Project.

(j)  The American Civil Liberties Union.

(k)  The Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force.

(l)  Survivors of sex trafficking.

(m)  Individuals who are or were engaged in consensual sex work in New Hampshire.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB287 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
Nov. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote
Feb. 20, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 14, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 14, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB287 Revision: 2927 Date: Jan. 10, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
HB287 Revision: 2488 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 3 P. 7
Jan. 18, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 10:30 AM LOB 204
Jan. 24, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/24/2017 02:45 PM LOB 204
Feb. 1, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2017 09:00 AM LOB 204
Feb. 7, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/07/2017 11:00 AM LOB 204
Feb. 14, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/14/2017 10:30 AM LOB 204
Retained in Committee
May 23, 2017 Retained Bill Full Committee Work Session: 05/23/2017 11:30 AM LOB 204
June 7, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 06/07/2017 10:00 AM LOB 204
Sept. 5, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/05/2017 10:00 AM LOB 204
Sept. 26, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/26/2017 10:00 AM LOB 204
Nov. 14, 2017 Executive Session: 11/14/2017 10:00 AM LOB 204
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2524h (NT) for 01/03/2018 (Vote 14-6; RC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Special Order to first order of business on 1/9/2018 (Rep. White): MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 54
Jan. 9, 2018 Amendment # 2017-2524h: AA VV 01/09/2018 HJ 2 P. 2
Jan. 9, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2524h: MA RC 177-134 01/09/2018 HJ 2 P. 3
Feb. 1, 2018 Introduced 02/01/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4
Feb. 20, 2018 Hearing: 02/20/2018, Room 100, SH, 09:15 am; SC 8
March 8, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/08/2018; SC 10A
March 8, 2018 Special Order to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 14, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/14/2018; SC 11
March 15, 2018 Special Order to 03/15/2018, Without Objection, MA; 03/14/2018 SJ 7
March 15, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/15/2018;
March 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 20Y-4N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Reconsideration on Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 21Y-3N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 03/15/2018; SJ 8