NOTARIES, COMMISSIONERS, JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
I. Any person applying to be a justice of the peace shall indicate on the application whether he or she has been a registered voter in this state for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date of application. The applicant must sign a written statement under oath stating whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime that has not been annulled by a court, other than minor traffic violations. The applicant shall be endorsed for appointment by 2 justices of the peace and a registered voter of this state.
II. A person shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 if he or she negligently or recklessly makes a material false representation on the application form when applying for a commission as a justice of the peace. A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if he or she purposefully or knowingly makes a material false representation on the application form when applying for a commission as a justice of the peace. The civil penalty shall be imposed in the same manner as set forth in RSA 455:16.
Source. 1988, 121:10. 1997, 102:2. 2005, 118:12, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.