Bill Text - HB1174 (2010)

Relative to terms for appointed town officials.


Revision: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight

HB 1174 – AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2531

06/09

HOUSE BILL 1174

AN ACT relative to terms for appointed town officials.

SPONSORS: Rep. Osborne, Merr 12; Rep. Cooney, Graf 7; Rep. Hamm, Merr 4

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that the term of an appointed official continues until a successor is appointed and qualified.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2531

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to terms for appointed town officials.

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

1 New Section; Term of Office. Amend RSA 41 by inserting after section 57 the following new section:

41:57-a Term of Office. Except as otherwise provided, the term of office of any appointed town officer shall begin upon his or her appointment and qualification for office and shall end upon the appointment and qualification of his or her successor.

2 Appointive Officers. Amend RSA 49-C:20 to read as follows:

49-C:20 Appointive Officers. The charter shall provide for the appointment of a city clerk, a treasurer, one or more assessors, a fire chief, a police chief, a health officer, a city solicitor, a general assistance administrator, and such other officers as may be necessary to administer all departments which the elected body and the charter shall establish. Assessors shall, prior to appointment, have demonstrated knowledge of property appraisal or assessment and of the laws governing the assessment and collection of property taxes. The powers and duties of appointed officers and heads of departments shall be those prescribed by state law, by the charter or by ordinance. Unless otherwise provided in the charter or by law, the term of office of any appointed officer shall begin upon his or her appointment and qualification for office and shall end upon the appointment and qualification of his or her successor.

3 New Paragraph; Terms of Local Land Use Board Members. Amend RSA 673:5 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III. Except as otherwise provided, the term of office of any appointed local land use board member shall begin upon his or her appointment and qualification for office and shall end upon the appointment and qualification of his or her successor.

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

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