SB41 (2021) Detail

Relative to police disciplinary hearings.


SB 41  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0583

04/08

 

SENATE BILL 41

 

AN ACT relative to police disciplinary hearings.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a party may petition to close a portion of a police disciplinary hearing.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0583

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to police disciplinary hearings.

 

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

 

1  Police Standards and Training Council; Powers.  Amend RSA 106-L:5, III to read as follows:

III.  For the purposes of a disciplinary hearing, subpoena and examine witnesses under oath, take oaths or affirmations, and reduce to writing testimony given at any hearing[. Any] provided that any person whose rights or privileges may be affected at such a disciplinary hearing may appear with witnesses and be represented by counsel, and further provided that any disciplinary hearing shall be public, but a party may petition to close a portion of the hearing to the public if the party seeking closure proves that such portion of the hearing would disclose confidential information and that the disclosure creates a compelling interest outweighing the public right of access.

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

Links

SB41 at GenCourtMobile
SB41 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 19, 2021 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB41 Revision: 31919 Date: Jan. 12, 2021, 4:13 p.m.

Docket


Jan. 19, 2021: Remote Hearing: 01/19/2021, 01:15 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 7


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 3