HB108 (2015) Detail

(New Title) relative to sealing nonpublic session minutes.


CHAPTER 49

HB 108-FN – FINAL VERSION

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2015 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 108-FN

AN ACT relative to sealing nonpublic session minutes.

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf 6; Rep. Wall, Straf 6; Rep. M. Smith, Straf 6; Sen. Boutin, Dist 16

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill declares that a vote to seal nonpublic session minutes shall be taken in public session.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

AN ACT relative to sealing nonpublic session minutes.

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

49:1 Right-to-Know Law; Nonpublic Sessions. Amend RSA 91-A:3, III to read as follows:

III. Minutes of meetings in nonpublic session shall be kept and the record of all actions shall be promptly made available for public inspection, except as provided in this section. Minutes and decisions reached in nonpublic session shall be publicly disclosed within 72 hours of the meeting, unless, by recorded vote of 2/3 of the members present[,] taken in public session, it is determined that divulgence of the information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of the public body itself, or render the proposed action ineffective, or pertain to terrorism, more specifically, to matters relating to the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, developed by local or state safety officials that are directly intended to thwart a deliberate act that is intended to result in widespread or severe damage to property or widespread injury or loss of life. This shall include training to carry out such functions. In the event of such circumstances, information may be withheld until, in the opinion of a majority of members, the aforesaid circumstances no longer apply.

49:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016.

Approved: June 2, 2015

Effective Date: January 1, 2016

Links

HB108 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB108 Revision: 27568 Date: June 8, 2015, midnight

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