SB437 (2020) Detail

Relative to incarceration under a suspended sentence.


SB 437  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2844

04/03

 

SENATE BILL 437

 

AN ACT relative to incarceration under a suspended sentence.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the time period for when a person incarcerated under a suspended sentence may bring a petition to suspend his or her sentence.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2844

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to incarceration under a suspended sentence.

 

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

 

1  Incarceration Under a Suspended Sentence.  Amend the introductory subparagraph of RSA 651:20, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Any person sentenced to state prison for a minimum term of 6 years or more shall not bring a petition to suspend sentence until such person [has served at least 4 years or 2/3 of his minimum sentence, whichever is greater,] is within 18 months of serving 2/3 of his or her minimum sentence, and not more frequently than every 3 years thereafter.  Any person sentenced to state prison for a minimum term of less than 6 years shall not bring a petition to suspend sentence until such person has served at least 2/3 of the minimum sentence, or the petition has been authorized by the sentencing court.  For the purposes of this subparagraph:

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

Links

SB437 at GenCourtMobile
SB437 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 18, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB437 Revision: 7613 Date: Dec. 19, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1
Feb. 18, 2020 Hearing: 02/18/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:15 am; SC 7