HB 218 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 218
SPONSORS: Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 20
COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
This bill removes the legal authority for a law enforcement officer to use deadly force in effecting an arrest.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
II. A law enforcement officer is justified in using deadly force only when [he] the officer reasonably believes such force is necessary:
(a) To defend himself or herself or a third person from what [he] the officer reasonably believes is the imminent use of deadly force; or
(b) To [effect an arrest or] prevent the escape from custody of a person whom [he] the officer reasonably believes:
(1) Has committed or is committing a felony involving the use of force or violence, is using a deadly weapon in attempting to escape, or otherwise indicates that [he] the person is likely to seriously endanger human life or inflict serious bodily injury unless apprehended without delay; and
(2) [He] The officer had made reasonable efforts to advise the person that he or she is a law enforcement officer [attempting to effect an arrest] and has reasonable grounds to believe that the person is aware of these facts.
(c) Nothing in this paragraph constitutes justification for conduct by a law enforcement officer amounting to an offense against innocent persons whom [he] the officer is not seeking to [arrest or] retain in custody.
|Jan. 9, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 16, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 17, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 7, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 2 P. 41|
|Jan. 9, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/09/2019 02:00 pm LOB204|
|Jan. 16, 2019||==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 02:30 pm LOB 204|
|Jan. 17, 2019||==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/17/2019 11:00 am LOB 204|
|Jan. 22, 2019||Full Committee Work Session: 01/22/2019 11:00 am LOB 204|
|Jan. 29, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 01/29/2019 09:30 am LOB 104|
|Jan. 30, 2019||==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Feb. 7, 2019||==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-1; RC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 18-1; RC) HC 13 P. 27|
|Feb. 28, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 277-62 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 49|