SB606 (2020) Detail

Permitting a supreme court justice to sit as a circuit court judge.


SB 606  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2992

04/01

 

SENATE BILL 606

 

AN ACT permitting a supreme court justice to sit as a circuit court judge.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Levesque, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes a supreme court justice to sit as a circuit court judge when necessary.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2992

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT permitting a supreme court justice to sit as a circuit court judge.

 

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

 

1  Superior Court; Assignment From Supreme Court.  Amend RSA 491:3 and 3-a to read as follows:

491:3  Assignment From Supreme Court.  When the business of the superior court or circuit court requires it, and upon request of the [chief or senior associate justice] administrative judge of that court, the chief or senior associate justice of the supreme court may, if not inconsistent with the proper advancement of the business of the supreme court, assign himself or herself or some other justice of the supreme court to preside and serve in the superior court or circuit court.  While thus presiding and serving, such supreme court justice shall have all the authority of a superior court justice or circuit court judge.

491:3-a  Assignment of Judges.  After assessing caseload needs and requirements and consulting with the administrative judges, the chief justice of the supreme court may assign any superior court judge to hear cases in the [district] circuit court.

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

Links

SB606 at GenCourtMobile
SB606 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 11, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB606 Revision: 7817 Date: Jan. 6, 2020, 3:37 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, 09:10 am; SC 6
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