HB1157 (2020) Detail

Relative to liability of New Hampshire news media for failure to update stories on criminal proceedings.


HB 1157 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2192

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1157

 

AN ACT relative to liability of New Hampshire news media for failure to update stories on criminal proceedings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Flanagan, Hills. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a news media to update, retract, or correct an Internet published article about a criminal proceeding following an acquittal, dismissal, or finding of not guilty.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2192

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to liability of New Hampshire news media for failure to update stories on criminal proceedings.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Liability of News Media.  Amend RSA 507 by inserting after section 8-i the following new section:

507:8-j  Liability of News Media.  The failure of a New Hampshire news media organization to update, retract, or correct an Internet published story concerning a criminal proceeding against a named person, immediately following written notification of the media organization by the injured person of a subsequent finding of not guilty, acquittal, or dismissal of the charges against such person in a criminal proceeding, shall result in the liability of the New Hampshire news media organization for any damages incurred by the person caused by such failure.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1157 at GenCourtMobile
HB1157 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1157 Revision: 6790 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 11
Jan. 15, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/15/2020 11:30 am LOB 208
Feb. 5, 2020 Executive Session: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 208
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 7 P. 11
Feb. 19, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/19/2020