HB1173 (2006) Detail

(New Title) relative to designating the clerk in cities the chief elections officer for the city.


CHAPTER 78

HB 1173 – FINAL VERSION

15Feb2006… 0596h

2006 SESSION

06-2207

03/01

HOUSE BILL 1173

AN ACT relative to designating the clerk in cities the chief elections officer for the city.

SPONSORS: Rep. Clemons, Hills 24; Rep. Drisko, Hills 5; Rep. J. Allen, Belk 5; Rep. Lasky, Hills 26

COMMITTEE: Election Law

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill designates the city clerk the chief elections officer for the city.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2006… 0596h

06-2207

03/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to designating the clerk in cities the chief elections officer for the city.

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

78:1 New Section; Elections; Terms and Definitions; City Chief Elections Officer. Amend RSA 652 by inserting after section 14 the following new section:

652:14-a City Chief Elections Officer. The city clerk shall be the chief elections officer with authority to establish uniform practices and procedures that conform to state and federal law for all elections conducted by the city.

78:2 New Section; Conduct of Voting; City Chief Elections Officer Duties. Amend RSA 659 by inserting after section 9 the following new section:

659:9-a City Chief Elections Officer Duties. The city chief elections officer shall establish uniform practices and procedures that conform to state and federal law for the conduct of elections at all polling places within the city. The moderators and other election officials who conduct elections at the individual polling places within the city shall comply with the uniform procedures established for the city by the city chief elections officer. The secretary of state shall resolve any conflicting interpretations of state and federal laws arising between the chief elections officer and other election officials. The legislative body of any city may vote to have the duties of the ward officers relative to the selection and equipping of polling places assigned to the city chief elections officer.

78:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 2, 2006

Effective: July 1, 2006

Links

HB1173 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1173 Revision: 9452 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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