SB551 (2020) Detail

Adding a bail commissioner to the commission on pretrial detention, pretrial scheduling, and pretrial services, and relative to the release of a defendant pending trial.


SB 551  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2845

04/10

 

SENATE BILL 551

 

AN ACT adding a bail commissioner to the commission on pretrial detention, pretrial scheduling, and pretrial services, and relative to the release of a defendant pending trial.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Rodd, Merr. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill adds a bail commissioner to the commission on pretrial detention, pretrial scheduling, and pretrial services. The bill also adds a provision for determining whether the court will order the release of a defendant pending trial.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2845

04/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT adding a bail commissioner to the commission on pretrial detention, pretrial scheduling, and pretrial services, and relative to the release of a defendant pending trial.

 

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

 

1  New Subparagraph; Commission on Pretrial Detention, Pretrial Scheduling, and Pretrial Services.  Amend RSA 597:43, I by inserting after subparagraph (l) the following new subparagraph:

(m)  A bail commissioner, appointed by the governor.

2  Bail and Recognizances; Release of a Defendant Pending Trial.  Amend RSA 597:2, III(g) to read as follows:

(g)  If the court determines by a preponderance of the evidence that a person has failed to appear without a reasonable explanation on any [previous] matter charged as a felony, class A misdemeanor, or driving or operating while impaired, or a reasonably equivalent offense in an out-of-state jurisdiction, 3 or more times within the past 5 years, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that release will not reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required.

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

Links

SB551 at GenCourtMobile
SB551 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 10, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB551 Revision: 7735 Date: Dec. 24, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1
March 10, 2020 Hearing: 03/10/2020, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am; SC 10
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8