HB1466 (2012) Detail

Relative to the investigation by the state attorney general of conflicts of interest of municipal officers and employees.


HB 1466 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2362

08/05

HOUSE BILL 1466

AN ACT relative to the investigation by the state attorney general of conflicts of interest of municipal officers and employees.

SPONSORS: Rep. LaCasse, Sull 4; Rep. Cohn, Merr 6; Rep. Tregenza, Carr 2; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 3; Rep. Cunningham, Sull 2; Rep. Krasucki, Hills 26; Rep. Sorg, Graf 3; Rep. Giuda, Merr 7; Rep. McClarren, Hills 21; Sen. Odell, Dist 8

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill gives the attorney general authority to investigate certain conflicts of interest.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2362

08/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the investigation by the state attorney general of conflicts of interest of municipal officers and employees.

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

1 Conflict of Interest Ordinances; Authority of the Attorney General. Amend RSA 31:39-a to read as follows:

31:39-a Conflict of Interest Ordinances. The legislative body of a town or city may adopt an ordinance defining and regulating conflicts of interest for local officers and employees, whether elected or appointed. Any such ordinance may include provisions requiring disclosure of financial interests for specified officers and employees, establishing incompatibility of office requirements stricter than those specified by state law or establishing conditions under which prohibited conflicts of interest shall require removal from office. The attorney general’s office shall have the authority to ensure that all prohibited conflicts of interest or appearances of conflicts of interest are thoroughly investigated and evaluated for both civil as well as criminal penalties. Any such ordinance shall include provisions to exempt affected officers and employees who are in office or employed at the time the ordinance is adopted for a period not to exceed one year from the date of adoption. The superior court shall have jurisdiction over any removal proceedings instituted under an ordinance adopted under this section.

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

Links

HB1466 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1466 Revision: 21426 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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