Bill Text: NH HB632 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Banning a sentence of life imprisonment without parole for a juvenile convicted of homicide.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-31 - Retained in Committee [HB632 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB632-Introduced.html

HB 632  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0059

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 632

 

AN ACT banning a sentence of life imprisonment without parole for a juvenile convicted of homicide.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Schapiro, Ches. 16; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23; Rep. Chase, Straf. 18; Rep. Langley, Hills. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a sentence of life imprisonment without parole for a juvenile convicted as an adult of homicide.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0059

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT banning a sentence of life imprisonment without parole for a juvenile convicted of homicide.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Homicide; Life Imprisonment Without Parole Prohibited for Juveniles.  Amend RSA 630 by inserting after section 6 the following new section:

630:7  Life Imprisonment Without Parole Prohibited for Juveniles.  No juvenile convicted as an adult for an offense under this chapter shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility for parole.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

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