HB402 (2005) Detail

Relative to filling certain vacancies in multi-member representative districts.


HB 402 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0541

03/04

HOUSE BILL 402

AN ACT relative to filling certain vacancies in multi-member representative districts.

SPONSORS: Rep. Schmidt, Straf 4; Rep. Buhlman, Hills 27; Rep. Scanlon, Hills 18; Rep. Keans, Straf 1; Rep. Spang, Straf 7; Sen. Green, Dist 6; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill requires that a vacancy occurring in a multi-member representative district occurring before the first meeting of the general court in January be filled by the candidate receiving the next highest vote total, if within 200 votes.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0541

03/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to filling certain vacancies in multi-member representative districts.

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

1 New Paragraph; Vacancies Among State Representatives; Multi-Member Districts. Amend RSA 661:8 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs II and III, if a vacancy occurs in a multi-member representative district before the first meeting of the general court in the January following the biennial election, and the returns indicate that a candidate in the elective district for that office who was not declared a representative-elect received a vote total that is within 200 votes of the vote total of any of the candidates declared representative-elect in the elective district, the vacancy shall be filled by the candidate receiving the next highest vote total.

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

Links

HB402 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB402 Revision: 8855 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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