SB239 (2019) Detail

Relative to implementation of the blue alert system in New Hampshire.


CHAPTER 122

SB 239-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0862

08/03

 

SENATE BILL 239-FN

 

AN ACT relative to implementation of the blue alert system in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Fields, Belk. 4; Rep. Graham, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the blue alert system in New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0862

08/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to implementation of the blue alert system in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

122:1  New Chapter; Blue Alert.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 106-L the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 106-M

BLUE ALERT

106-M:1  Definitions.  In this chapter:

I.  "Blue alert" means a notice provided under this chapter to the public through certain state agencies and the media.

II.  "Blue alert program" means the statewide alert program regarding killed, injured, or missing law enforcement officers developed and implemented under this chapter.

III.  "Division" means the division of state police.  

IV.  "Law enforcement officer" means a sheriff or deputy sheriff of any county, a state police officer, a constable or police officer of any city or town, an official or employee of any prison, jail, or corrections institution, a probation-parole officer, or a conservation officer.

V.  "Media" means print, radio, Internet-based communication systems, or other methods of communicating information to the public.

106-M:2  Blue Alert Program Established.  

I.  There is established the blue alert program in the division of state police.  The blue alert program shall be developed and implemented using existing resources and activated when, in the line of duty, a law enforcement officer has been killed or injured, or is missing, there is sufficient information available regarding the law enforcement officer's last known location or physical description of an offender or vehicle involved and the department determines that a public notification may aid in:

(a)  Apprehending a suspected offender who poses an imminent threat to the public or law enforcement personnel; or

(b)  Locating a missing law enforcement officer.

II.  The division of state police shall adopt rules under RSA 541-A relative to:

(a)  Standards of procedure for local law enforcement agencies to determine that a condition in paragraph I exists and to notify the division to activate a blue alert.

(b)  A plan for providing relevant information to the public through an existing system of dynamic message signs located across the state when necessary.

(c)  Any other procedures necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

122:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 21, 2019

Effective Date: August 20, 2019

 

 

Links

SB239 at GenCourtMobile
SB239 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 17, 2019 House Hearing
April 18, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2019 House Floor Vote
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB239 Revision: 6412 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
SB239 Revision: 5868 Date: May 6, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
SB239 Revision: 5213 Date: Jan. 23, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Docket


June 21, 2019: Signed by the Governor on 06/21/2019; Chapter 0122; Effective 08/20/2019


May 15, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/15/2019); SJ 17


May 8, 2019: Enrolled 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 101


May 2, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 3


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)


May 2, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/02/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 22 P. 4


April 18, 2019: Executive Session: 04/18/2019 01:00 pm LOB 204


April 17, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/17/2019 02:00 pm LOB 204


March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 11 P. 71


Feb. 14, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/14/2019; SJ 5


Feb. 14, 2019: Special Order to the Present Time, Without Objection, MA; 02/14/2019; SJ 5


Feb. 14, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/14/2019; SC 10


Feb. 5, 2019: Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 9


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 4


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 4


Feb. 5, 2019: Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 9