HB152 (2012) Detail

Relative to the definition of "party" for election purposes other than primary elections.


HB 152 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

11-0132

03/01

HOUSE BILL 152

AN ACT relative to the definition of “party” for election purposes other than primary elections.

SPONSORS: Rep. Comerford, Rock 9; Rep. Pierce, Graf 9; Rep. Scala, Carr 5; Rep. DeJong, Hills 9; Rep. Itse, Rock 9

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill modifies the definition of “party” for election purposes other than primary 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11-0132

03/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to the definition of “party” for election purposes other than primary elections.

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

1 Terms and Definitions; Party. Amend RSA 652:11 to read as follows:

652:11 Party.

I. For purposes of laws relating to primary elections, including, but not limited to, RSA 653:5, RSA 653:6, RSA 655, RSA 656:25 through RSA 656:31, RSA 657, RSA 659:14, RSA¬†659:29, RSA 659:69, RSA 659:86 through RSA 659:94, RSA 660:7 through RSA 660:9-a, RSA 662:6, RSA 665:8, and RSA 667:21 through RSA 667:23, “party’’ shall mean any political organization which at the preceding state general election received at least 4 percent of the total number of votes cast for any one of the following: the office of governor or the offices of United States Senators.

II. For all other purposes, “party’’ shall mean any political organization which:

(a) At the preceding state general election received at least 2 percent of the total number of votes cast for any one of the following: the office of governor or the offices of United States Senators; or

(b) Has its name placed on the state general election ballot by submitting nomination papers in accordance with RSA 655:40-a.

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