SB 297-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
SENATE BILL 297-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7
This bill extends the deadline within which arraignments must occur.
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
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03/07/2019 0612s 19-0965
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. When a person is arrested with or without a warrant he or she may be committed to a county correctional facility, to a police station or other place provided for the detention of offenders, or otherwise detained in custody[; provided, however, that he or she]. The person shall be taken to appear before a circuit court, or a superior court in the case of felony complaints and misdemeanors and violation level charges that are directly related to those felonies, without unreasonable delay, [but not exceeding 24 hours,] to answer for the offense. All persons shall appear no later than 24 hours after arrest, or no later than 36 hours after arrest if arrested between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and the person's attorney is unable to attend an arraignment on the same day, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted[, to answer for the offense].
SB 297-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-0612s)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ X ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill extends the deadline within which arraignments must occur. The Judicial Council indicates this bill, as amended, would have no impact on indigent defense expenditures.
The New Hampshire Association of Counties assumes extending the amount of time a prisoner could be held awaiting their court appearance would increase county expenditures for incarceration.
There would be no significant impact to the Judicial Branch as the bill would not change the number of cases or the charges in those cases.
Judicial Council, Judicial Branch and New Hampshire Association of Counties
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:30 am; SC 9|
|March 7, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0612s, 03/07/2019; SC 12|
|March 7, 2019||Committee Amendment # 2019-0612s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7|
|March 7, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0612s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 11 P. 71|
|April 17, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/17/2019 02:30 pm LOB 204|
|April 18, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/18/2019 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|April 24, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 04/24/2019 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|May 8, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/08/2019 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 23 P. 14|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 15-5; RC)|
|May 8, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/08/2019|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 7, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 17, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 18, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|April 24, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 8, 2019||House||Floor Vote|