HB 443-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0559

04/11

 

HOUSE BILL 443-FN

 

AN ACT relative to an extended term of imprisonment for assaulting military personnel.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bordes, Belk. 3; Rep. Binford, Graf. 15; Rep. Hough, Belk. 3; Rep. O'Hara, Belk. 9; Rep. Johnson, Belk. 3; Rep. Trottier, Belk. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for an extended term of imprisonment for an assault conviction against a member of the United States armed services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0559

04/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to an extended term of imprisonment for assaulting military personnel.

 

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

 

1  Extended Term of Imprisonment; Assault of Military Personnel.  Amend RSA 651:6, I(g) to read as follows:

(g)  Has knowingly committed or attempted to commit any of the crimes defined in RSA 631 where he or she knows the victim was, at the time of the commission of the crime, a member of the United States armed forces as defined in RSA 21:50, II, a law enforcement officer, a paid firefighter, volunteer firefighter, on-call firefighter, or licensed emergency medical care provider as defined in RSA 153-A:2, V acting in the line of duty;

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBA

21-0559

12/23/20

 

HB 443-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to an extended term of imprisonment for assaulting military personnel.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:          [ X ] State                          [      ] County                            [      ] Local                          [      ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General                      [      ] Education                      [      ] Highway                    [      ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill provides for an extended term of imprisonment for an assault conviction against a member of the United States armed services.

 

The Department of Corrections cannot predict the number of people that might commit this crime.  This makes the fiscal impact to the Department indeterminable.  Any fiscal impact would either be no change or an increase in expenditures.  The Department has provided the following average cost information.

Department of Corrections

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2020 Average Cost of Incarcerating an Individual

$47,691

$47,691

FY 2020 Annual Marginal Cost of a General Population Inmate

$6,407

$6,407

FY 2020 Average Cost of Supervising an Individual on Parole/Probation

$584

$584

 

The Judicial Branch expects the fiscal impact of this bill will be below $10,000.  The Branch assumes, since the bill only addresses the length of the term of imprisonment, the number of prosecutions will not change and the bill would not result in a significant change in its expenditures.  The bill would require the Branch to modify and update its Odyssey case management system, to update its forms and notify judges and staff of the changes.  The Branch anticipates the additional costs could be managed within existing resources.  The collective effort to make these types of changes for all bills that are signed into law takes several mont