HB491 (2019) Detail

Relative to questioning and detaining suspects.


CHAPTER 171

HB 491 - FINAL VERSION

 

28Feb2019... 0295h

2019 SESSION

19-0520

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 491

 

AN ACT relative to questioning and detaining suspects.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rodd, Merr. 6; Rep. Keans, Straf. 23; Rep. Opderbecke, Straf. 15; Rep. Almy, Graf. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that refusing to provide a name and address, upon request by a peace officer, shall not, by itself, constitute grounds for 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

28Feb2019... 0295h 19-0520

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to questioning and detaining suspects.

 

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

 

171:1  Questioning and Detaining Suspects.  Amend RSA 594:2 to read as follows:

594:2  Questioning and Detaining Suspects.  A peace officer may stop any person [abroad] whom [he] the officer has reason to suspect is committing, has committed, or is about to commit a crime[, and may demand of him his name, address, business abroad and where he is going].  An officer may request the person's name and address, but the officer shall not arrest the person based solely on the person's refusal to provide such information.

171:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: July 10, 2019

Effective Date: September 08, 2019

Links

HB491 at GenCourtMobile
HB491 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 7, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2019 Senate Hearing
Senate Floor Vote
May 30, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB491 Revision: 6509 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
HB491 Revision: 6130 Date: May 30, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
HB491 Revision: 5437 Date: Feb. 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
HB491 Revision: 4770 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Docket


July 10, 2019: Signed by Governor Sununu 07/10/2019; Chapter 171; Eff: 09/08/2019


June 13, 2019: Enrolled 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 18


June 13, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/13/2019); SJ 21


May 30, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/30/2019; SJ 18


May 30, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-2181s, AF, VV; 05/30/2019; SJ 18


May 30, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2181s, 05/30/2019; SC 24


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2181s


April 11, 2019: Hearing: 04/11/2019, Room 103, SH, 01:00 pm; the committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. or 30 minutes following the end of session; SC 17A


March 14, 2019: Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9


Feb. 28, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0295h: MA VV 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 51


Feb. 28, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0295h: AA VV 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 51


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


Feb. 27, 2019: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0295h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-1; RC) HC 13 P. 27


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0295h (Vote 19-1; RC)


Feb. 7, 2019: ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 204


Jan. 30, 2019: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 204


Jan. 24, 2019: Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 10:00 am LOB 204


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 3 P. 17