HB1161 (2012) Detail

Establishing a committee to study permitting nonresident property owners to vote in local elections.


HB 1161 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2769

10/05

HOUSE BILL 1161

AN ACT establishing a committee to study permitting nonresident property owners to vote in local elections.

SPONSORS: Rep. Warden, Hills 7

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study permitting nonresident property owners to vote in local elections.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2769

10/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT establishing a committee to study permitting nonresident property owners to vote in local elections.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study permitting nonresident property owners to vote in local elections.

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) Three 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.

III. The committee shall consult with and solicit testimony from members of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers and other similar organizations.

3 Duties. The committee shall study the matter of extending voting in local elections to nonresident property owners including those who are out-of-state residents and New Hampshire residents who live in another town or city.

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. Four 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, 2012.

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

Links

HB1161 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1161 Revision: 20730 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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