Bill Text: NH HB106 | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to corroborating evidence in sexual assault prosecutions.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-11-30 - Died on Table [HB106 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2017-HB106-Introduced.html

HB 106 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0237

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 106

 

AN ACT relative to corroborating evidence in sexual assault prosecutions.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. J. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a victim's testimony in a sexual assault case shall require corroboration  only in cases where the defendant has no prior convictions for sexual assault.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0237

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to corroborating evidence in sexual assault prosecutions.

 

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

 

1  Sexual Assault and Related Offenses; Testimony and Evidence.  Amend RSA 632-A:6, I to read as follows:

I.  The testimony of the victim shall [not be required to] be corroborated in prosecutions under this chapter only in cases where the defendant has no prior convictions under this chapter.

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

feedback