HB1149 (2012) Detail

Allowing the planning board chairperson to administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.


HB 1149 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1149

AN ACT allowing the planning board chairperson to administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.

SPONSORS: Rep. Peckham, Rock 13

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill allows the planning board chairperson to administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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03/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT allowing the planning board chairperson to administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.

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

1 Power to Compel Witness Attendance and Administer Oaths. Amend RSA 673:15 to read as follows:

673:15 Power to Compel Witness Attendance and Administer Oaths. The chairperson of the zoning board of adjustment, the chairperson of the planning board, or the chairperson of the building code board of appeals or, in the chairperson’s absence, the acting chairperson may administer oaths. Whenever the board exercises its regulatory or quasi judicial powers it may, at its sole discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses. All expenses incurred under this section for compelling the attendance of a witness shall be paid by the party or parties requesting that a witness be compelled to attend a meeting of the board.

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

Links

HB1149 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1149 Revision: 20708 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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