HB1524 (2020) Detail

(New Title) relative to post-arrest photo distribution by law enforcement officers.


HB 1524 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0999h

2020 SESSION

20-2519

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1524

 

AN ACT relative to post-arrest photo distribution by law enforcement officers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Klein-Knight, Hills. 11; Rep. McNally, Straf. 10; Rep. Bouchard, Hills. 11; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits law enforcement from distributing post-arrest photos of suspects except in certain circumstances.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0999h 20-2519

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to post-arrest photo distribution by law enforcement officers.

 

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

 

1  Law Enforcement; Information Sharing.  New Subdivision; Post-Arrest Photo Distribution.  Amend RSA 105 by inserting after section 18 the following new subdivision:

Post-Arrest Photo Distribution

105:19  Law Enforcement; Post-Arrest Photo Distribution.  Post-arrest photos taken by law enforcement officers of arrested persons shall be considered records compiled for investigatory purposes and shall not be subject to RSA 91-A unless the subject of the photo is convicted of a charge arising out of the arrest that led to the taking of the photo.  Law enforcement officers shall not publicly disseminate the post-arrest photos unless the subject of the photo is a fugitive from justice who poses an immediate and ongoing danger to public safety.  Law enforcement officers may release such applicable post-arrest photos to the subject of the photo upon written request of the person.  Law enforcement officers shall maintain a record of all applicable photos released or disseminated and shall include with whom the photos were shared and for what purpose.  Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit the ability of law enforcement agencies from disseminating such post-arrest photos to witnesses or to other law enforcement agencies in the performance of any valid law enforcement function.  Nothing in this subdivision shall alter the ability of law enforcement agencies to take or use the photos of convicted, registered sex offenders under the provisions in RSA 651-B:5.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

Links

HB1524 at GenCourtMobile
HB1524 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 25, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1524 Revision: 8320 Date: March 11, 2020, 5:33 p.m.
HB1524 Revision: 7152 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 29, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 02:00 pm 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 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/25/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== 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)
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0999h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0999h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 10 P. 10
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0999h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 14
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0999h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 14
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