INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS
135-E:13 Authorized Petition for Release.
I. If the commissioner, or designee, at any time determines that the person is not likely to commit acts of sexual violence if discharged, the commissioner or his or her designee shall notify the court and the court shall hold a hearing. The petition shall be served upon the court and the county attorney or attorney general. The court, upon receipt of such notice, shall schedule a hearing within 60 days, unless continued for good cause.
II. The county attorney or attorney general shall represent the state, and has the right to have the person examined by professionals of the county attorney's or attorney general's choice. The state bears the burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the person remains a sexually violent predator.
Source. 2006, 327:21, eff. Jan. 1, 2007.