Bill Text - HB114 (2011)

Establishing a committee to study merging the state heritage collections committee and the joint legislative historical committee.


Revision: Jan. 4, 2011, midnight

HB 114 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 114

AN ACT establishing a committee to study merging the state heritage collections committee and the joint legislative historical committee.

SPONSORS: Rep. Wall, Straf 7

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study the possibility of combining the state heritage collections committee and the joint legislative historical committee.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

AN ACT establishing a committee to study merging the state heritage collections committee and the joint legislative historical committee.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the state heritage collections committee and the joint legislative historical committee.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall review the existing policies and purview of the state heritage collections committee, established in RSA 227-C:18, and the joint legislative historical committee, established in RSA 17-I:1, to determine whether the committees may be combined into one historical heritage committee. The committee shall solicit information and testimony from members of the state heritage collections committee, the joint legislative historical committee, and such additional persons and organizations as may be helpful to the committee in the performance of its study.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2011.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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