Bill Text - HB114 (2011)

(New Title) reinstating and expanding the duties of the joint legislative historical committee.


Revision: June 3, 2011, midnight

CHAPTER 104

HB 114 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 114

AN ACT reinstating and expanding the duties of the joint legislative historical committee.

SPONSORS: Rep. Wall, Straf 7

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill reinstates the joint legislative historical committee. The bill also expands the duties of the joint legislative historical committee to include the duties of the state heritage collections committee, which is scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2011 pursuant to 2009, 144:87.

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 reinstating and expanding the duties of the joint legislative historical committee.

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

104:1 Reinstatement of Joint Legislative Historical Committee. Pursuant to 2009; 144:87, I(a), the joint legislative historical committee, established in RSA 17-I:1, is hereby reinstated.

104:2 Joint Legislative Historical Committee; Duties. RSA 17-I:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

17-I:2 Committee Responsibilities. The committee shall have the following responsibilities:

I. To purchase and restore historical items, including paintings and memorial plaques, for the state house, the legislative office building, and other buildings or facilities under the jurisdiction of the general court.

II. To oversee the historical fund established under RSA 177:8.

III. To research and record the history, background, and achievements of the general court.

IV. To accept and expend funds appropriated by the general court or received from any other source for the purposes authorized by this chapter.

V. To administer and enforce the collections policy established by the committee created in 1990, 41:1, for objects of historical, cultural, or artistic value, and recommend legislation as needed to implement this policy.

VI. To maintain a descriptive inventory and photographic collection of objects of historical, cultural, or artistic value owned by the state, using current best practices.

VII. To provide guidelines to all branches of state government relative to the acquisition, disposal, care, and interpretation of historical, cultural, and artistic objects.

VIII. To cooperate with other New Hampshire institutions and collecting agencies relative to the acquisition, disposal, care, and interpretation of historical, cultural, and artistic objects.

104:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: May 31, 2011

Effective Date: May 31, 2011

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