HB453 (2021) Detail

Shielding journalists from mandatory disclosure of sources by subpoena.


HB 453  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0645

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 453

 

AN ACT shielding journalists from mandatory disclosure of sources by subpoena.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Read, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill protects journalists from having to disclose their sources under subpoena.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0645

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT shielding journalists from mandatory disclosure of sources by subpoena.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Journalists.  Amend RSA 516 by inserting after section 35 the following new section:

516:35-a  Journalists.  A journalist shall not be mandated by subpoena to disclose his or her sources of information unless the person providing the information waives the privilege.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

Links

HB453 at GenCourtMobile
HB453 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 26, 2021 House Hearing
March 2, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB453 Revision: 31778 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 1:33 p.m.

Docket


March 2, 2021: Executive Session: 03/02/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95501229688


Feb. 26, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/26/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/91679735236 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 48