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HB 1270 - Requires Courts to Notify Jurors of Jury Nullification - New Hampshire Key Vote

Wendy Piper voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed (Senate) -

Title: Requires Courts to Notify Jurors of Jury Nullification

Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (184-145) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Courts to Notify Jurors of Jury Nullification

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a court to notify jurors of jury nullification, effective January 1, 2017.

Highlights:
  • Requires a court to notify a jury that even if the jury finds the state has proved all of the elements of an offense charged beyond a reasonable doubt, the jury is authorized to find the defendant not guilty, if rendering a guilty verdict will yield an “unjust result” (Sec. 2).   
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Courts to Notify Jurors of Jury Nullification

Sponsors

  • Kevin A. Avard (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric R. Eastman (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • JR Hoell (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Hull (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel C. Itse (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Luther (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl W. Seidel (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
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