HB 1645 (2020)
Criminal justice "omnibus" combining several bills, banning chokeholds
Extends the waiting period to annul a misdemeanor domestic violence offense, from 3 to 10 years. The Senate amended the bill to incorporate several other pieces of legislation. For example, the amended bill prohibits New Hampshire and its counties from contracting with private prisons (similar to HB 1272) and requires members of law enforcement to report law enforcement misconduct to the Police Standards and Training Council (similar to HB 1217). The amendment also prohibits the use of chokeholds by law enforcement officers.