SB176 (2005) Detail

Creating a public safety exception to a municipality's denial of an appropriation or budgetary item.


SB 176 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

03/17/05 0543s

2005 SESSION

05-0327

08/10

SENATE BILL 176

AN ACT creating a public safety exception to a municipality’s denial of an appropriation or budgetary item.

SPONSORS: Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Rep. Winchell, Rock 6; Rep. Belanger, Rock 4; Rep. Major, Rock 8

COMMITTEE: Public and Municipal Affairs

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill allows a municipality to expend funds for public safety despite voter denial of a warrant article appropriation.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/17/05 0543s

05-0327

08/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT creating a public safety exception to a municipality’s denial of an appropriation or budgetary item.

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

1 Transfer of Appropriations. Amend RSA 32:10, I(e) to read as follows:

(e) The town or district meeting may vote separately on individual purposes of appropriation contained within any warrant article or budget, but such a separate vote shall not affect the governing body’s legal authority to transfer appropriations, provided, however, that if the meeting deletes a purpose, or reduces the amount appropriated for that purpose to zero or does not approve an appropriation contained in a separate article, that purpose or article shall be deemed one for which no appropriation is made, and no amount shall be transferred to or expended for such purpose, unless such purpose is related to public safety.

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

Links

SB176 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB176 Revision: 9230 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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