Bill Text: NH HB135 | 2018 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to the submission of evidence prior to hearings in divorce cases.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-05-02 - Inexpedient to Legislate, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote === BILL KILLED ===; 05/02/2018; Senate Journal 15 [HB135 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2018-HB135-Amended.html

HB 135 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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2017 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 135

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of evidence prior to hearings in divorce cases.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 33; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Rep. K. Rice, Hills. 37; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the parties to request a continuance if evidence in a divorce case is not submitted prior to 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3Jan2018... 2509h 17-0091

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the submission of evidence prior to hearings in divorce cases.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Annulment, Divorce and Separation; Submission of Evidence.  Amend RSA 458 by inserting after section 13 the following new section:

458:13-a  Submission of Evidence.  Evidence submitted to the court in a proceeding under this chapter shall be disclosed to the opposing party at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.  If a party submits evidence less than 10 days prior to the hearing, the opposing party may request a continuance, which shall be granted for a period of not more than 90 days from the originally scheduled hearing date, unless the court finds that such evidence is de minimus.  If the court does not grant a continuance due to the de minimis nature of the evidence submitted, the court shall document the basis for its finding in the court order.  This section shall not apply to evidence introduced for purposes of rebuttal or impeachment.

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

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