Bill Details - HB491 (2019)

HB 491 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

 

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.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 3 P. 17
Jan. 24, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 10:00 am LOB 204
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
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0295h (Vote 19-1; RC)
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
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 28, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0295h: AA VV 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 51
Feb. 28, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0295h: MA VV 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 51
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9
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
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2181s

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

Bill Text Revisions

HB491 Revision: 4770 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
HB491 Revision: 5437 Date: Feb. 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.