HB577 (2021) Detail

Relative to parenting and divorce cases involving allegations of domestic violence.


HB 577  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0730

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 577

 

AN ACT relative to parenting and divorce cases involving allegations of domestic violence.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Rep. Elliott, Rock. 8; Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. Vandecasteele, Rock. 8; Rep. Pitre, Straf. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that if domestic violence is alleged in a parenting case, the case shall not be assigned to the complex case docket but shall be heard in district or superior court.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0730

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to parenting and divorce cases involving allegations of domestic violence.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Procedure.  Amend RSA 461-A:3 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  If domestic violence is identified as an issue in any proceeding under this chapter, either between the parties or between one or both parties and a child or children, the case shall not be assigned to the complex case docket or high conflict docket.  The case is criminal and shall be assigned to the circuit court district division or superior court.

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

Links

HB577 at GenCourtMobile
HB577 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 3, 2021 House Hearing
March 11, 2021 House Exec Session
March 11, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB577 Revision: 31880 Date: Jan. 12, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

Docket


April 7, 2021: Reconsider (Rep. Osborne): MF VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 50


April 7, 2021: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 4


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 18 P. 3


March 11, 2021: Executive Session: 03/11/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/91927749754


March 11, 2021: Executive Session: 03/11/2021 9:30 a.m.


March 3, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/03/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following links: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99169761614 / 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 Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 54