Bill Text: NH SB127 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to the Hampton judicial district and establishing the Hampton district court as a site for judicial branch family division cases

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-13 - Sen. Hennessey Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 06/13/2019; Senate Journal 20 [SB127 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB127-Amended.html

SB 127 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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2019 SESSION

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04/05

 

SENATE BILL 127

 

AN ACT relative to the Hampton judicial district and establishing the Hampton district court as a site for judicial branch family division cases.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Keans, Straf. 23; Rep. Janvrin, Rock. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the statute governing the Hampton judicial district and establishes the Hampton district court as a site for judicial branch family division 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23May2019... 1608h 19-0943

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the Hampton judicial district and establishing the Hampton district court as a site for judicial branch family division cases.

 

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

 

1  Judicial Districts; Hampton District.  Amend RSA 502-A:1, II to read as follows:

II.  HAMPTON DISTRICT.  The Hampton district shall consist of the towns of Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, South Hampton, and Seabrook.  The district division for the district shall be [temporarily] located in [Seabrook] Hampton, holding sessions regularly therein and elsewhere in the district as justice may require.

2  Judicial Branch Family Division; Sites.  Amend RSA 490-D:4, III-IV to read as follows:

III.  The courthouses in Rockingham county which will house the judicial branch family division shall be the court facility in Brentwood, the Portsmouth District Court, the Salem District Court, the Candia District Court, [and] the Derry District Court, and the Hampton District Court.

IV.(a)  Matters arising in municipalities located within the Portsmouth district[, the Hampton district, and the towns of Newfields, Newmarket, and Stratham] shall be heard in the Portsmouth District Court.

(b)  Matters arising in municipalities located within the Salem district shall be heard in the Salem District Court.

(c)  Matters arising in municipalities located within the Derry district shall be heard in the Derry District Court.

(d)  Matters arising in municipalities located within the Exeter district [(except for the towns of Newfields, Newmarket, and Stratham),] and the Plaistow district shall be heard in the court facility in Brentwood.

(e)  Matters arising in municipalities located within the Candia district shall be heard in the Candia District Court.

(f)  Matters arising in municipalities located within the Hampton district shall be heard in the Hampton District Court.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

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