Bill Text - HB1131 (2014)

Relative to the appointment of an immediate family member of a selectman to fill a vacant town office.


Revision: March 27, 2014, midnight

HB 1131 – AS INTRODUCED

2014 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1131

AN ACT relative to the appointment of an immediate family member of a selectman to fill a vacant town office.

SPONSORS: Rep. Mullen, Straf 1; Rep. Renzullo, Hills 37; Rep. Wright, Carr 8; Rep. Merrow, Carr 5

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits the appointment of an immediate family member of a selectman to fill a vacancy in an optional town office.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT relative to the appointment of an immediate family member of a selectman to fill a vacant town office.

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

1 Filling of Vacancies; Other Offices; Appointment of Immediate Family Members Prohibited. Amend RSA 669:75 to read as follows:

669:75 Vacancies in Other Offices. Vacancies in the offices of constable, sewer commissioner, town assessor, overseers of public welfare, library trustee, and any other optional offices where no other method of filling a vacancy shall be provided by vote of the town shall be filled by appointment made by the board of selectmen. No such vacancy shall be filled by an immediate family member of any selectman.

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

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