Category: Crime and Public Safety

HB 439 (2017)

House/Senate Bill: NH House

Description: Prohibits the admission of evidence of a victim's sexual history in any appeal, unless the New Hampshire Supreme Court rules it should be admitted. Before amendments, this bill added a blanket statement to New Hampshire’s criminal laws: "Prior consensual sexual activity between the victim of a crime and any person other than the defendant shall not be admitted into evidence in any prosecution under the criminal code, title LXII, in any court in this state.”

Bill Sponsor: Robert "Renny" Cushing

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 04/25/2017

Next Voting Date: Thu, 05/18/2017

Bill Status

Killed in the Senate
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: No
Passed Senate: No
Signed by Governor: No

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