New Hampshire Legislative Year in Review: Judicial performance evaluation, crime of false liens on judges, mental health courts

Law

HB 312 Requires judges opt into particular retirement system or else be defaulted into a retirement system.

HB 1122 Creates crime of filing false lien statements against judges, other public officials, and employees. Provides where registrar believes lien is fraudulent document to be sent to county attorney or attorney general for review.

HB 1442 Authorizes any superior or circuit court to establish mental health courts.

SB 249 Removes the requirement that the annual report on judicial performance evaluations include evaluation results for each judge evaluated.

SB 263 Allows state court judges to solemnize marriages.