HB1133 (2008)

Relative to the age of majority for purposes of pornography-related offenses.


Status: SENATE: LAID ON TABLE Senate: Judiciary (Details)
Length: 171 words.


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Revisions of this bill in our system:

 HouseSenate
Public hearing:2008-01-09 11:30:00 LOB 2042008-04-15 00:00:00
Executive session:2008-02-05 10:00:00(unscheduled)
Floor vote:(unscheduled)2008-05-08 00:00:00

HB 1133 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

13Feb2008… 0098h

2008 SESSION

08-2019

04/09

HOUSE BILL 1133

AN ACT relative to the age of majority for purposes of pornography-related offenses.

SPONSORS: Rep. N. Elliott, Hills 19; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 3; Rep. Villeneuve, Hills 18

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill raises the age of majority for pornography-related offenses from 16 to 18.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13Feb2008… 0098h

08-2019

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT relative to the age of majority for purposes of pornography-related offenses.

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

1 Child Pornography; Declaration of Findings and Purpose. Amend RSA 649-A:1, II to read as follows:

II. It is the purpose of this chapter to facilitate the prosecution of those who exploit children in the manner specified in paragraph I. [In accordance with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in New York v. Ferber,] This chapter makes the dissemination of visual representations of children under the age of [16] 18 engaged in sexual activity illegal irrespective of whether the visual representations are legally obscene; and the legislature urges law enforcement officers to aggressively seek out and prosecute those who violate the provisions of this chapter.

2 Child Pornography; Definitions. Amend RSA 649-A:2, I to read as follows:

I. “Child’’ means any person under the age of [16] 18 years.

3 Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention; Definitions. Amend RSA 649-B:2 to read as follows:

649-B:2 Definition. In this chapter, “child’’ means any person under the age of [16] 18 years.

4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2009.