Category: Crime and Public Safety

SB 9 (2017)

House/Senate Bill: Senate

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. This bill also broadly defines sexual history as "any conduct or behavior relating to sexual activities of the victim," including living arrangements, use of contraceptives, lifestyle, etc. Before amendments, this bill simply stated that no evidence of a victim’s sexual history could be admitted for an appeal.

Bill Sponsor: Kevin Avard

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

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/28/2017

Next Voting Date: Thu, 05/04/2017

Bill Status

Signed by Governor
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: Yes

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