HB1103 (2020) Detail

Relative to the submission of evidence in divorce proceedings.


HB 1103 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2012

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1103

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of evidence in divorce proceedings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33; Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Camarota, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the parties to request a continuance if evidence in a divorce proceeding is not submitted prior to the hearing.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2012

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of evidence in divorce proceedings.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Annulment, Divorce and Separation; Submission of Evidence.  Amend RSA 458 by inserting after section 13 the following new section:

458:13-a  Submission of Evidence.  Evidence submitted to the court in a proceeding under this chapter shall be disclosed to the opposing party at least 5 days prior to the date of the hearing.  If a party submits evidence less than 5 days prior to the hearing, the opposing party may request a continuance, which shall be granted for a period of not more than 90 days from the originally scheduled hearing date unless the court finds that such evidence is de minimus or that such evidence was not available to the party submitting evidence 5 days prior to the hearing.  If the court does not grant a continuance due to the de minimis nature of the evidence submitted, the court shall document the basis for its finding in the court order.  This section shall not apply to evidence introduced for purposes of rebuttal or impeachment.

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

Links

HB1103 at GenCourtMobile
HB1103 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 21, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1103 Revision: 6740 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 9:22 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 1 P. 9
Jan. 14, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 10:00 am LOB 206
Jan. 21, 2020 Executive Session: 01/21/2020 01:30 pm LOB 206
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-7; RC)
Feb. 6, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/06/2020 (Vote 11-7; RC) HC 5 P. 5
Feb. 13, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/13/2020 (Vote 11-7; RC) HC 5 P. 5
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Feb. 13, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 188-136 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 6