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SB 9 - Prohibits the Use of Victim's Past Sexual Activity as Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases - New Hampshire Key Vote

Walter Kolodziej voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Victim's Past Sexual Activity as Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (328-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits the Use of Victim's Past Sexual Activity as Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to prevent a sexual assault victim's past sexual activity from being used as evidence in court, effective 60 days after its passage.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits the use of proffered evidence, such as the sexual activity of the victim, from being used in the testimony of sexual assault cases (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “sexual activity” as any conduct or behavior relating to the sexual activity of the victim including but not limited to previous or subsequent experiences of (Sec. 1):

    • Sexual penetration or sexual contact;

    • Sexual predisposition;

    • Thoughts or expressions related to sexual issues;

    • Use of contraceptives;

    • Sexual activities reflected in medical and counseling records;

    • Living arrangements; and

    • Lifestyle.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Victim's Past Sexual Activity as Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Victim's Past Sexual Activity as Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

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