HB 1257 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1257
SPONSORS: Rep. Amanda Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Rep. Andrew Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31; Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17
COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
This bill establishes a committee to study the opportunities for citizen involvement in attorney general investigations of officer involved shootings.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. The committee shall study opportunities for and the value of citizen involvement in the department of justice’s investigations of officer involved shootings, including:
(a) The department of justice’s existing policies for its investigations into officer involved shootings and into police misconduct.
(b) How other states have incorporated citizens into the investigations of officer involved shootings and police misconduct, including through civilian oversight bodies, police commissions, and citizen participation on internal police review entities whether at the state, regional, municipal, or local level.
(c) The use by other states or by municipal and local entities of public disciplinary or review hearings in response to police misconduct.
(d) The possible establishment of a civilian complaint commission or review board in New Hampshire to oversee officer involved shooting investigations and/or to field complaints of police misconduct in the state.
(e) The method of and standards for appointment of members, citizens, and others to the various entities described above.
(f) Other methods to increase the transparency of officer involved shooting investigations and ensure police accountability in New Hampshire.
II. The committee shall solicit information from any individual or entity the committee deems relevant to its study, including the attorney general or their representative, members of law enforcement, the New Hampshire Public Defenders, the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union, and members of the public.
4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.
|Jan. 23, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 28, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 25, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 15|
|Jan. 23, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Jan. 28, 2020||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Full Committee Work Session: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Feb. 5, 2020||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/05/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|Feb. 25, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/25/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204|