Bill Text - HB1122 (2006)

Relative to special elections.


Revision: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

CHAPTER 32

HB 1122 – FINAL VERSION

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2006 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1122

AN ACT relative to special elections.

SPONSORS: Rep. Winchell, Rock 6

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill permits certain special elections to coincide with regularly-scheduled elections.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to special elections.

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

32:1 Nominations for Special State Elections; Coincidence with Regular Election. Amend RSA 655:81, I to read as follows:

I. The special election shall be held on the Tuesday not less than 80 nor more than 87 days following the day that the governor and council declare that there shall be a special election; provided, however, that if one or more municipalities where a special election for state representative will be held have a regularly-scheduled election occurring between 80 and 180 days following the day that the governor and council declare that there shall be a special election, the governor and council shall set the date of the election to coincide with the regularly-scheduled election if a majority of the towns or wards, as represented by the city, jointly request that day; if towns or wards, as represented by the city, request that the special election coincide with regularly-scheduled elections occurring on different dates, the election shall be held on the Tuesday not less than 80 nor more than 87 days following the day that the governor and council declare that there shall be a special election; and

32:2 Vacancies; State Representative. Amend RSA 661:8, II to read as follows:

II. If a vacancy occurs in the office of state representative from a single town or ward district, the vacancy may be filled following the provisions of RSA 655:81 and RSA 655:82 in the same manner as a state general election is held. In a multi-town or multi-ward district, a vacancy in the office of state representative shall be filled following the provisions of RSA 655:81 and RSA 655:82 by a special election if the selectmen of any town or the city for any ward in said district so request of the governor or council.

32:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: April 4, 2006

Effective: June 3, 2006

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