Bill Details - HB314 (2019)

HB 314 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0497

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 314

 

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

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the parties to request a continuance if evidence in a divorce proceeding 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0497

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

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 5 days prior to the date of the hearing.  If a party submits evidence less than 5 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.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 45
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 10:30 am LOB 206
March 6, 2019 Executive Session: 03/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 207
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
March 14, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/14/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 15
March 14, 2019 Removed from Consent (Rep. Yokela) 03/14/2019
Special Order to 03/19/2019 Without Objection

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB314 Revision: 4521 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 9:29 a.m.