TITLE LIX
PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

Chapter 600-B
MULTICOUNTY GRAND JURIES CONVENED BY THE SUPERIOR COURT

Section 600-B:1


[RSA 600-B:1 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:1 Multicounty Grand Jury Convened by the Superior Court. – The chief justice of the superior court shall have authority to issue an order convening a multicounty grand jury.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:2


[RSA 600-B:2 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:2 Contents of Superior Court Order. –
I. An order convening a multicounty grand jury pursuant to RSA 600-B:1 shall:
(a) Designate a superior court judge to be the presiding judge over such multicounty grand jury and provide that such judge shall, with respect to all proper activities of the multicounty grand jury, have jurisdiction over all counties or judicial districts thereof in the jurisdiction of the multicounty grand jury;
(b) Designate a location or locations for the multicounty grand jury proceeding, which may be conducted remotely with appropriate technologies; and
(c) Provide for such other incidental arrangements as may be necessary.
II. All matters to be included in such order shall be determined in any manner which the chief justice of the superior court deems appropriate, except that the supreme court may adopt general rules, consistent with the provisions of this chapter, establishing standard procedures for the convening of a multicounty grand jury.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:3


[RSA 600-B:3 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:3 Composition. – The counties and judicial districts thereof shall supply jurors for selection upon a multicounty grand jury ordered pursuant to this chapter in proportion to the population of the counties or the judicial districts thereof.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:4


[RSA 600-B:4 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:4 Jurisdiction. –
I. The jurisdiction of a multicounty grand jury impaneled under this chapter shall extend throughout the state, including but not limited to, a single county or judicial district.
II. The subject matter jurisdiction of such multicounty grand jury shall be co-extensive with the subject matter jurisdiction of any grand jury authorized by RSA 600 or multicounty grand jury authorized by RSA 600-A.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:5


[RSA 600-B:5 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:5 Presentation of Evidence. – Any prosecutorial authority authorized to present evidence to a county grand jury convened pursuant to RSA 600 or to a multicounty grand jury convened pursuant to RSA 600-A may present evidence to a multicounty grand jury impaneled pursuant to this chapter.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:6


[RSA 600-B:6 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:6 Term. – The regular term of a multicounty grand jury impaneled under this chapter shall be no greater than 6 months. The chief justice of the superior court may extend the term for a specified time period upon a written petition by a prosecuting authority stating that an extension is needed.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:7


[RSA 600-B:7 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:7 Applicable Law. – All laws and rules applicable to county grand juries, including their powers, duties and functions, shall apply to multicounty grand juries impaneled pursuant to this chapter, except insofar as they are in conflict with this chapter.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:8


[RSA 600-B:8 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:8 Indictment; Designation of Venue; Prosecution of Indictments. – Any indictment by a multicounty grand jury impaneled pursuant to this chapter shall be returned to the presiding judge and shall include a finding as to the county, judicial district thereof, or counties in which the alleged offense was committed. Thereupon, the supervising judge shall, by order, designate the county of venue for the purpose of trial.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.

Section 600-B:9


[RSA 600-B:9 repealed by 2020 17:10, effective June 30, 2022.]
    600-B:9 Costs and Expenses. – The New Hampshire judicial branch shall pay the costs and expenses incurred in association with impaneling a multicounty grand jury pursuant to this chapter.

Source. 2020, 17:9, eff. July 17, 2020.