SB523 (2020) Detail

Relative to the analysis of devices or instruments that produce evidence that may be admissible in court.


SB 523  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2920

04/05

 

SENATE BILL 523

 

AN ACT relative to the analysis of devices or instruments that produce evidence that may be admissible in court.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Aldrich, Belk. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that no device or instrument, nor the results or data produced by the same, shall be admissible as evidence in any court proceeding unless its accuracy and reliability is verifiable through a complete and independent scientific analysis or peer review.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2920

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the analysis of devices or instruments that produce evidence that may be admissible in court.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Analysis of Device or Instrument.  Amend RSA 516 by inserting after section 38 the following new subdivision:

Analysis of Device or Instrument

516:39  Analysis of Device of Instrument.  No device or instrument, nor the results or data produced by the same, shall be admissible as evidence in any court proceeding unless its accuracy and reliability is verifiable through a complete and independent scientific analysis or peer review.

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

Links

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SB523 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 11, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 5, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB523 Revision: 7688 Date: Dec. 23, 2019, 5:08 p.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, 09:30 am; SC 6
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/05/2020; SC 9
March 5, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 03/05/2020; SJ 5