SB 298-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 298-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5
This bill enacts a procedure to secure the attendance of a witness from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to testify in a criminal matter in this state.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
613:2-a Alternative Procedure to Compel the Attendance of a Witness to a Contiguous State. A justice of the peace, upon receipt of a certificate of the clerk of a court of record in any jurisdiction contiguous to the state of New Hampshire that a criminal prosecution is pending in such court, and that a resident of this state is supposed to be a material witness therein, shall issue a summons requiring such person to appear and testify at the court in which such case is pending.
613:3-a Alternative Procedure to Secure the Attendance of a Witness From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I. In order to secure the attendance of a witness residing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the clerk of a court of record, upon application by the state or counsel for a defendant stating that a criminal prosecution is pending in such court and that a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is supposed to be a material witness therein, shall issue a certificate so stating, to be presented to a justice of the peace of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with Massachusetts law.
II. If the witness is summoned to attend and testify in New Hampshire, he or she shall be tendered the sum of $.10 a mile for each mile by the ordinary traveled route to and from the court where the prosecution is pending and $5 for each day that he or she is required to travel and attend as a witness.
Approved: June 05, 2019
Effective Date: January 01, 2020
|Feb. 5, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 21, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 18, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 18, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 2, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 9|
|Feb. 21, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/21/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 11|
|Feb. 21, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/21/2019; SJ 6|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 11 P. 71|
|April 18, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/18/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|April 18, 2019||Executive Session: 04/18/2019 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|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|
|May 2, 2019||Removed from Consent (Rep. Sylvia) 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 3|
|May 2, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 31|
|May 8, 2019||Enrolled 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 101|
|May 15, 2019||Enrolled (In recess 05/15/2019); SJ 17|
|June 5, 2019||Signed by the Governor on 06/05/2019; Chapter 0065; Effective 01/01/2020|