HB1367 (2024) Detail

Relative to establishing immunity for certain testimony in public legislative hearings.


HB 1367  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2324

09/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1367

 

AN ACT relative to establishing immunity for certain testimony in public legislative hearings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gallager, Merr. 20

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the granting of immunity to witnesses that appear before the legislature for testimony concerning potential criminal conduct related to the statute that is the subject of the 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2324

09/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to establishing immunity for certain testimony in public legislative hearings.

 

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

 

1 New Section; The State and Its Government; Legislative Officers and Proceedings; Witness Immunity.  Amend RSA 14 by inserting after section 14-c the following new section:

14:14-d  Witness Immunity.

When a witness provides testimony at any hearing before the general court or any committee thereof, the person presiding over the proceeding may communicate to the witness an order of immunity.  If an order of immunity is issued, the witness may not refuse to comply with the order on the basis of the witness' privilege against self-incrimination.  The order of immunity shall be restricted only to cover testimony concerning potential criminal conduct related to the statute that is the subject of the hearing.  No testimony or other information compelled under the order, or any information directly or indirectly derived from such testimony or other information, may be used against the witness in any criminal case, except a prosecution for perjury, unsworn falsification, or otherwise failing to comply with the order.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2024 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2024 House Exec Session
Jan. 25, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1367 Revision: 39882 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 1:25 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 8, 2024: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2024 HJ 4


Jan. 29, 2024: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate 01/25/2024 (Vote 16-0; CC)


Jan. 17, 2024: Executive Session: 01/25/2024 10:00 am LOB 203


Jan. 5, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/10/2024 10:30 am LOB 301-303


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 1