HB455 (2019) Detail

Relative to the penalty for capital murder.


CHAPTER 42

HB 455-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0185

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 455-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the penalty for capital murder.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Danielson, Hills. 7; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. Pantelakos, Rock. 25; Rep. Harriott-Gathright, Hills. 36; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the penalty for capital murder to life imprisonment without the possibility for parole.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0185

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the penalty for capital murder.

 

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

 

42:1  Homicide; Capital Murder.  Amend RSA 630:1, III to read as follows:

III.  A person convicted of a capital murder [may be punished by death] shall be sentenced to imprisonment for life without the possibility for parole.

42:2  Applicability.  Section 1 of this act shall apply to persons convicted of capital murder on or after the effective date of this act.

42:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

 

Approved: Enacted in accordance with Article II, Part 44, of the N.H. Constitution without signature of the Governor, May 30, 2019

Effective Date: May 30, 2019

 

 

Links

HB455 at GenCourtMobile
HB455 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 26, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 11, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB455 Revision: 5873 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
HB455 Revision: 5738 Date: April 11, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
HB455 Revision: 4682 Date: Jan. 10, 2019, 3 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 3 P. 15
Feb. 19, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/19/2019 10:00 am Reps Hall
Feb. 20, 2019 Executive Session: 02/20/2019 10:00 am LOB 204
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/07/2019 (Vote 11-6; RC) HC 14 P. 8
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-6; RC)
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA RC 279-88 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 11
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9
March 26, 2019 Hearing: 03/26/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 15
April 11, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/11/2019; SC 17
April 11, 2019 Ought to Pass: RC 17Y-6N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/11/2019; SJ 12
April 25, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 04/25/2019); SJ 15
April 11, 2019 Enrolled 04/11/2019 HJ 13 P. 127
May 3, 2019 Vetoed by Governor Sununu 05/03/2019 HJ 16 P. 2
May 23, 2019 Veto Overridden 05/23/2019: RC 247-123 by Required Two-Thirds Vote HJ 16 P. 2
May 30, 2019 Notwithstanding the Governor's Veto, Shall HB 455-FN Become Law: RC 16Y-8N, Veto Overridden by necessary two-thirds vote; 05/30/2019; SJ 18
Veto Overriden 05/30/2019: Eff: 05/30/2019; Chapter 42