Bill Text - HB455 (2019)

Revision: May 30, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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