SB 390-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 390-FN
AN ACT establishing the office of solicitor general in the department of justice and establishing an unclassified attorney position in the department of justice.
SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. Wall, Straf. 6; Rep. B. Griffin, Hills. 6; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21
This bill establishes the office of the solicitor general in the division of legal counsel of the attorney general's office and establishes a full-time attorney position in the attorney general's office for the purpose of implementing and establishing a training program for regional, county, and state prosecutors.
This bill is a request of the attorney general.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
02/15/2018 0564s 18-2892
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
127:1 Attorney General; Division of Legal Counsel. Amend RSA 7:8-b, II to read as follows:
II. The division of legal counsel shall consist of the following units:
(a) A bureau of civil law[;].
(b) A transportation and construction bureau.
(c) An office of the solicitor general.
(c) An office of the solicitor general.
III.(a) To assist the attorney general in his or her duty to exercise general supervision of criminal cases pending before the supreme and superior courts, the department of justice may hire a full-time attorney assigned to the bureau, who shall develop and implement a training program for regional, county, and state prosecutors. The topics including in the training shall include, but not be limited to, prosecutorial ethics, charging decisions, plea negotiations, and trial skills.
(b) There is established within the department of justice an unclassified full-time attorney position for the purpose of implementing and establishing a training program for regional, county, and state prosecutors as required in this paragraph. The salary for the full-time attorney position shall be determined after assessment and review of the appropriate temporary letter grade allocation in RSA 94:1-a, I(b) for the position which shall be conducted pursuant to RSA 94:1-d and RSA 14:14-c.
21-M:12-a Office of the Solicitor General.
I. There is established in the division of legal counsel an office of the solicitor general. The office shall be supervised by the solicitor general who shall be a senior assistant attorney general appointed by the attorney general in accordance with the provisions of RSA 21-M:3, and who shall carry out the duties imposed by the section under the supervision of the attorney general and perform such other work as the attorney general may assign. The attorney general shall appoint such other assistant attorneys general pursuant to the provisions of RSA 21-M:3 and such support staff as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section within the limits of the appropriations made for the office.
II. The duties of the office shall include, but not be limited to the following:
(a) Reviewing cases that have been decided against the state and making recommendations on whether to appeal.
(b) Representing the state in all criminal appeals to the New Hampshire supreme court or federal court.
(c) Representing executive branch officials and executive branch agencies, boards, and commissions in all appeals to the New Hampshire supreme court.
(d) Filing amicus curiae briefs in cases in which the state has a significant interest in the legal issue.
(e) Providing training to local and county prosecutors on how to develop an appellate record.
I. Section 3 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Approved: May 30, 2018
I. Section 3 effective July 1, 2019
II. Remainder shall take effect July 29, 2018
|Jan. 25, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 1, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 20, 2018||House||Hearing|
|March 20, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 5, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|April 18, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 26, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1|
|Jan. 25, 2018||Hearing: 01/25/2018, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 5|
|Feb. 1, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/01/2018; SC 5|
|Feb. 1, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/01/2018; SJ 3|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0505s, 02/15/2018; SC 7|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Committee Amendment # 2018-0505s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Sen. Bradley Floor Amendment # 2018-0564s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendments 2018-0505s and 2018-0564s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4|
|March 7, 2018||Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 7 P. 51|
|March 20, 2018||Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 02:15 PM LOB 306|
|March 20, 2018||Executive Session: 03/20/2018 LOB 306|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-1; CC)|
|April 5, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05/2018 (Vote 12-1; CC) HC 13 P. 4|
|April 5, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 4|
|April 5, 2018||Referred to Finance 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 5|
|April 10, 2018||Division I Work Session: 04/10/2018 11:30 AM LOB 212|
|April 18, 2018||Executive Session: 04/18/2018 01:00 PM LOB 210-211|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 26-0; RC)|
|April 26, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/26/2018 (Vote 26-0; RC) HC 16 P. 5|
|April 26, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/26/2018|
|May 3, 2018||Enrolled 05/03/2018|
|May 3, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 05/03/2018); SJ 17|
|May 30, 2018||Signed by the Governor on 05/30/2018; Chapter 0127|
|July 1, 2019||I. Section 3 Effective 07/01/2019|
|July 29, 2018||II. Remainder Effective 07/29/2018|