SB443 (2020) Detail

Allowing judicial referees to issue orders in non-contested probate matters.


SB 443  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2941

04/08

 

SENATE BILL 443

 

AN ACT allowing judicial referees to issue orders in non-contested probate matters.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. B. Griffin, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the administrative judge of the circuit court to appoint a judicial referee in certain probate matters.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2941

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT allowing judicial referees to issue orders in non-contested probate matters.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Judges of Probate; Jurisdiction.  Amend RSA 547:3 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V.  The administrative judge of the circuit court may appoint one or more referees to any matter which is not contested and to which no objection has been filed, or to which all parties have assented, for any cases arising under subparagraphs I(a), (b), and (g).  Any referee so assigned shall act under the direction of a judge of probate as defined in RSA 490-F:6, III.  Any party aggrieved by a decision made by a referee pursuant to this paragraph may file a request for reconsideration within 10 days of the clerk's notice of decision, and if such request is filed, the matter shall be reviewed by a judge of probate.  

2  Repeal.  RSA 547:3, I(h), relative to the jurisdiction of the probate court over cases involving termination of parental rights, is repealed.

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

Links

SB443 at GenCourtMobile
SB443 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 11, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB443 Revision: 7612 Date: Dec. 19, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1
Feb. 11, 2020 Hearing: 02/11/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 6