Restitution concerns prompt work on crime annulment bill
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New Hampshire lawmakers may hold off on making it easier to erase some criminal convictions after advocates and court officials raised concerns about victims’ rights and restitution.
The Senate passed a bill in March that would eliminate annulment fees, expand eligibility and reduce the waiting period to apply in certain cases. But a House subcommittee that was scheduled to make its recommendation Tuesday decided to revisit it next week, and at least one member suggested holding the bill until next year.