HB1529 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting the release of the name of a mass murderer.


HB 1529 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2548

04/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1529

 

AN ACT prohibiting the release of the name of a mass murderer.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hopper, Hills. 2; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits any law enforcement agency in this state from releasing the name, image, or other information about a mass murder suspect unless the attorney general determines that withholding such information poses a threat to public safety.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2548

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting the release of the name of a mass murderer.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Release of Mass Murder Information.  Amend RSA 21-M by inserting after section 19 the following new subdivision:

Release of Mass Murder Information

21-M:20  Release of Mass Murder Information.  No law enforcement agency in this state shall release the name, image, or other information about a mass murder suspect unless the attorney general determines that withholding such information poses a threat to public safety until at least 45 days after the incident.  In this section, "mass murder" means an incident in which one or more persons kills or attempts to kill 4 or more people.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1529 at GenCourtMobile
HB1529 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1529 Revision: 7153 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Jan. 29, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 02:45 pm LOB 204
Feb. 5, 2020 Full Committee Work Session: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 204
Feb. 5, 2020 Executive Session: 02/05/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 7 P. 4
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)