HB144 (2005) Detail

Relative to special elections for municipal charter amendments.


CHAPTER 38

HB 144-LOCAL – FINAL VERSION

23Feb2005… 0022h

2005 SESSION

05-0235

08/01

HOUSE BILL 144-LOCAL

AN ACT relative to special elections for municipal charter amendments.

SPONSORS: Rep. Scanlon, Hills 18; Rep. Moran, Hills 18

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill allows greater discretion for a chartered municipality to call a special election.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23Feb2005… 0022h

05-0235

08/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to special elections for municipal charter amendments.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

38:1 Municipal Charter Amendment Procedures. Amend RSA 49-B:5, IV(c) to read as follows:

(c) Within 7 days after the hearing, the municipal officers shall order the proposed amendment to be placed on the ballot at the next regular municipal election or, in the case of municipalities with biennial elections, at the next regular municipal election or, in the case of municipalities with biennial elections, at the next regular state biennial election, if such election is held not less than 60 days nor more than [180] 365 days thereafter. Otherwise, the municipal officers shall order a special election to be held not less than 60 days [nor more than 90 days] from the date of the order for the purpose of voting on the proposed amendments.

38:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

(Approved: May 17, 2005)

(Effective Date: July 16, 2005)

Links

HB144 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB144 Revision: 8636 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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