SB 311-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
SENATE BILL 311-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Rodd, Merr. 6
This bill provides for annulment of a criminal record without payment of a fee in certain cases and specifies a waiting period for the annulment of simple possession drug-related offenses.
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8Jan2020... 0012h 19-0881
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
II. For an offense disposed of before January 1, 2019 and any offense not subject to paragraph II-a, any person whose arrest has resulted in a finding of not guilty, or whose case was dismissed or not prosecuted, may petition for annulment of the arrest record or court record, or both, at any time, without payment of a fee, in accordance with the provisions of this section. Any person who was convicted of a criminal offense whose conviction was subsequently vacated by a court may petition for annulment of the arrest record or court record, or both, in accordance with the provisions of this section. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the provisions of subparagraph XI(b).
II-a.(a) For an offense disposed of on or after January 1, 2019, any person whose arrest has resulted in a finding of not guilty on all charges that resulted from the arrest, or whose case was dismissed or not prosecuted, shall have the arrest record and court record annulled without payment of a fee:
III-a. A person who was less than 25 years of age at the time of the commission of a simple possession drug-related crime for which he or she was convicted may petition for annulment of the record of arrest, conviction, and sentence pursuant to this section or when the person reaches 27 years of age, whichever is earlier. This paragraph shall not apply to the conviction for an offense listed in paragraph V.
SB 311-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0012h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Criminal Records Fees
This bill provides for annulment of a criminal record without payment of a fee in certain cases and specifies a waiting period for the annulment of simple possession drug-related offenses. The Department of Safety indicates annulment of certain criminal records without payment of the fee will decrease revenue to the Criminal Records Unit. The Department also assumes the bill would increase volume of granted annulment petitions and the workload of the clerks within the unit assigned to processing the petitions.
It is assumed the fiscal impact of the bill would not occur until FY 2021.
Department of Safety
|Feb. 7, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 14, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 18, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 18, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|April 24, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 28, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Oct. 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4|
|Feb. 7, 2019||Hearing: 02/07/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 9|
|March 14, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0796s, 03/14/2019; SC 13|
|March 14, 2019||Committee Amendment # 2019-0796s, AA, VV; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 14, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0796s, RC 16Y-8N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 11 P. 71|
|April 18, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/18/2019 10:30 am LOB 204|
|April 18, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/18/2019 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|April 24, 2019||Full Committee Work Session: 04/24/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|April 24, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/24/2019 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|May 2, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 05/02/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|May 21, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 05/21/2019 09:30 am LOB 204|
|May 21, 2019||==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 05/21/2019 01:30 pm LOB 204|
|May 28, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 05/28/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|May 28, 2019||Executive Session: 05/28/2019 01:30 pm LOB 204|
|Retained in Committee|
|June 11, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 06/11/2019 11:00 am LOB 204|
|Oct. 1, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/01/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Oct. 22, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/22/2019 10:00 am LOB 104|
|Oct. 23, 2019||Full Committee Work Session: 10/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 204|
|Oct. 30, 2019||Executive Session: 10/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 202-204|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2799h (Vote 17-3; RC) HC 50 P. 19|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Amendment # 2019-2799h: AA VV 01/08/2020|
|Jan. 8, 2020||FLAM # 2020-0012h (Reps. Cushing, Welch): AA VV 01/08/2020|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2799h and 2020-0012h: MA VV 01/08/2020|