SB507 (2024) Detail

Extending the time to petition for a new trial in certain cases.


SB 507-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/07/2024   0862s

2024 SESSION

24-2912

09/08

 

SENATE BILL 507-FN

 

AN ACT extending the time to petition for a new trial in certain cases.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 37; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 10; Rep. Harriott-Gathright, Hills. 10; Rep. Schapiro, Ches. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill extends the time to petition a court for a new trial in certain cases.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/2024   0862s 24-2912

09/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT extending the time to petition for a new trial in certain cases.

 

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

 

1  Proceedings in Court; New Trials; Time.  Amend RSA 526:4 to read as follows:

526:4  Time.

I.  A new trial shall not be granted unless the petition is filed within [three] 3 years after the rendition of the judgment complained of, or the failure of the suit.

II.  This time limit shall not apply to a motion for new trial in any criminal conviction for a felony offense or a class A misdemeanor that avers newly discovered evidence, new or additional forensic testing, or new scientific understanding that would have been material for the fact finder.

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

 

LBA

24-2912

Amended 3/11/24

 

SB 507-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2024-0862s)

 

AN ACT extending the time to petition for a new trial in certain cases.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Revenue Fund(s)

None

 

Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source(s)

General Fund

 

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

 

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] N/A

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] No

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill extends the time to petition a court for a new trial in certain cases.  The Judicial Branch states it is not possible to estimate how this change in law would impact the number of filings in the courts.  Because the bill would expand the instances in which a new trial petition could be filed or granted, it is expected that litigation would increase, potentially significantly.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 27, 2024 2024-0862s

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2024 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2024 House Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB507 Revision: 41126 Date: March 12, 2024, 9:37 a.m.
SB507 Revision: 41045 Date: Feb. 27, 2024, 9:36 a.m.
SB507 Revision: 40287 Date: Dec. 13, 2023, 11:21 a.m.

Docket


April 2, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/10/2024 10:30 am LOB 206-208


March 12, 2024: Introduced 03/11/2024 and referred to Judiciary


March 7, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0862s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2024; SJ 6


March 7, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-0862s, AA, VV; 03/07/2024; SJ 6


Feb. 28, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0862s, 03/07/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9A


Jan. 24, 2024: Hearing: 01/31/2024, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 5


Dec. 13, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1