Amendment 2024-0990s to SB315 (2024)

Relative to law enforcement agency reporting on information concerning bias crimes.

Revision: March 6, 2024, 3:26 p.m.

Senate Judiciary

March 6, 2024





Amendment to SB 315-FN-LOCAL


Amend the bill by replacing all after the enacting clause with the following:


1  New Paragraph; State Police; Crime Reporting System; Bias Crimes.  Amend RSA 106-B:14-c by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  Law enforcement agencies operating within New Hampshire shall submit crime reports related to hate crimes to the department of safety, division of state police, no fewer than every 6 months.  The report shall be a compilation of the number of offenses and arrests on hate crimes occurring within their own jurisdictions, submitted in the manner and in the form specified by the department of safety, division of state police.  The department of safety shall make available on its website statistical reports concerning hate crimes, containing the number and nature of criminal offenses, arrests, and clearances, and any other data determined to be appropriate relating to the method, frequency, cause, and prevention of crime.  The department of safety shall update the statistical data on its website no fewer than every 45 days.  For purposes of this paragraph, "hate crime" includes any offense where the officer develops reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime was motivated in any part by hate or bias toward race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, or any other protected characteristics identified in either RSA 354-B:1 or RSA 651:6, I(f).

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




This bill requires a law enforcement agency operating within New Hampshire to report information concerning hate crimes to the department of safety, and requires the department of safety to publish the statistical information on its website.