HB1312 (2020) Detail

Relative to persons held in civil contempt.


HB 1312 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2236

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1312

 

AN ACT relative to persons held in civil contempt.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Camarota, Hills. 7; Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that no person shall be incarcerated for civil contempt without a finding that the person has the liquid assets to satisfy the contempt penalty.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2236

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to persons held in civil contempt.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Penalties; Civil Contempt.  Amend RSA 458 by inserting after section 52 the following new section:

458:53  Penalties; Civil Contempt.  No family division circuit court shall incarcerate a person for civil contempt without findings of fact to support such action.  In addition, no person shall be required to sell his or her principal residence, the value of which does not exceed the amount of the homestead exemption in RSA 480:1, or to sell his or her sole motor vehicle, the value of which does not exceed the amount specified in RSA 511:2, XVI, to satisfy a finding of civil contempt.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 30 days after its passage.

Links

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HB1312 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1312 Revision: 6955 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary
Jan. 22, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 09:30 am LOB 208
Feb. 18, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/18/2020 10:00 am LOB 208
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208