HB 1217 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1217
SPONSORS: Rep. Burt, Hills. 39; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Forsythe, Merr. 8; Rep. Craig, Coos 4; Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. McNally, Straf. 10; Rep. Desilets, Rock. 7; Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. True, Rock. 4
COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
This bill requires law enforcement officers to report misconduct by other law enforcement officers.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
11Mar2020... 1064h 20-2381
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
Reports of Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officers
105:19 Reports of Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officers.
I. For the purposes of this section, "misconduct" means assault, sexual assault, bribery, fraud, theft, tampering with evidence, or tampering with a witness.
II. It shall be the duty of any law enforcement officer who observes misconduct by another law enforcement officer to notify the chief law enforcement officer in his or her department in writing within 7 days of observing such misconduct. Within 7 days of receiving such notification, the chief law enforcement officer shall notify the police standards and training council of such misconduct in writing. If the chief law enforcement officer is the subject of the misconduct report, the reporting officer shall report directly to the police standards and training council.
III. No discriminatory, disciplinary, or retaliatory action shall be taken against any officer by any employee of a law enforcement agency for any information given or disclosed by him or her in good faith in the course of making a report of misconduct under paragraph II.
IV. After 6 months from the filing of the report of misconduct with the police standards and training council, any records pertaining to the council's investigation may be made available to the public pursuant to RSA 91-A.
|March 3, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 4, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 14|
|March 3, 2020||Public Hearing: 03/03/2020 11:30 am LOB 204|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|March 4, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 204 (if necessary)|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1064h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 10 P. 8|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1064h (Vote 18-0; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Amendment # 2020-1064h: AA VV 03/11/2020|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1064h: MA VV 03/11/2020|
|June 16, 2020||Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|