HB417 (2005) Detail

Relative to petitions for municipal charter revisions.


HB 417 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0851

08/04

HOUSE BILL 417

AN ACT relative to petitions for municipal charter revisions.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hopfgarten, Rock 5; Rep. Lund, Rock 5

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill limits the number of voters signatures required to petition for a charter revision.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0851

08/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to petitions for municipal charter revisions.

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

1 Charter Revisions; Petitions. Amend RSA 49-B:3, II to read as follows:

II. On the written petition of the lesser of 500 voters or a number of voters equal to at least 20 percent of the number of votes cast in the municipality at the last regular municipal election, but in no case [less] fewer than 10 voters, the municipal officers shall, by order, provide for the establishment of a charter commission for the revision of the municipal charter or for the preparation of a new municipal charter in the form and manner provided in this chapter.

2 New Subparagraph; Charter Commission Membership. Amend RSA 49-B:4, I by inserting after subparagraph (b) the following new subparagraph:

(c) No current federal, state, or local elected official shall be eligible to run for or serve on a charter commission.

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

Links

HB417 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB417 Revision: 8867 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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