HB1160 (2012) Detail

Establishing a committee to study the feasibility of allowing towns to split into smaller political subdivisions.


HB 1160 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2767

08/10

HOUSE BILL 1160

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the feasibility of allowing towns to split into smaller political subdivisions.

SPONSORS: Rep. Warden, Hills 7; Rep. Manuse, Rock 5; Rep. Malone, Belk 5; Rep. Davenport, Rock 12

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study the feasibility of allowing towns to split into smaller political subdivisions.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2767

08/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the feasibility of allowing towns to split into smaller political subdivisions.

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

1 New Subdivision; Political Subdivision Study Committee. Amend RSA 674 by inserting after section 66 the following new subdivision:

Political Subdivision Study Committee

674:67 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the feasibility of allowing towns to form smaller political subdivisions for property tax purposes.

674:68 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) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) One member from the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, appointed by that organization.

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

674:69 Duties. The committee shall:

I. Study the feasibility of allowing towns to form smaller political subdivisions for property tax purposes.

II. Solicit testimony from any person or organization with relevant information or expertise.

674:70 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. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

674:71 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, 2012.

2 Repeal. RSA 674:67-71, relative to the committee to study the feasibility of allowing towns to form smaller political subdivisions for property tax purposes, is repealed.

3 Effective Date.

I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 2, 2012.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1160 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1160 Revision: 20729 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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