Bill Text - SB259 (2012)

(2nd New Title) relative to the appointment of the director of ports and harbors and relative to transfer of land within the Pease development authority.

Revision: March 28, 2012, midnight


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AN ACT relative to the appointment of the director of ports and harbors.

SPONSORS: Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Stiles, Dist 24; Rep. E. Smith, Ches 4; Rep. Chandler, Carr 1

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration


This bill transfers appointment of the director of ports and harbors from the governor to the Pease development authority board of directors.

The bill is a request of the Pease development authority.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the appointment of the director of ports and harbors.

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

1 Transfer Appointment of Director of Ports and Harbors from Governor to Pease Development Authority Board of Directors. Amend RSA 12-G:43, II to read as follows:

II. The [governor and council] board shall appoint a director of the division of ports and harbors who shall be qualified by education and experience and who shall hold office for [a term of 5 years] an indefinite term at the pleasure of the board. [Whenever an appointment of the director of the division is to be made, the board may make recommendations to the governor and submit such recommendations to the governor for the governor’s consideration; however, the governor shall not be bound by such recommendations. The governor and council shall have authority to remove the director of the division as provided in RSA 4:1.] The director of the division shall be the administrative officer of the division and shall have general and active supervision and direction over the day-to-day business and affairs of the division and its employees, subject, however, to the direction and control of the board and the executive director. The division director shall perform all such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the board or the executive director. The division director shall also be the secretary of the division of ports and harbors advisory council, shall keep a record of the proceedings of the council, and shall be the custodian of all books, documents, and papers filed with the division or the ports and harbors advisory council. The division director shall have the power to cause copies to be made of all minutes and other records and documents of the council and to give certificates under the seal of the authority to the effect that such copies are true copies, and all persons dealing with the division or authority may rely upon such certificates. In addition to the classified employees of the division, the division director, with the concurrence of the executive director, may employ such assistants and clerical and administrative staff as are within the limits of funds available for that purpose. The salary of the division director shall be established by the board.

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