HB110 (2015) Detail

Relative to placement of political advertising.


HB 110 – AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0079

03/04

HOUSE BILL 110

AN ACT relative to placement of political advertising.

SPONSORS: Rep. Gray, Straf 8; Rep. Hoelzel, Rock 3

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This bill specifies that political advertising on public property requires the governing body’s consent.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0079

03/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT relative to placement of political advertising.

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

1 Placement and Removal of Political Advertising. Amend RSA 664:17 to read as follows:

664:17 Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.

I. No political advertising shall be placed on or affixed to any public property including highway rights-of-way without the governing body’s consent or to any private property without the owner’s consent. [All political advertising shall be removed by the candidate no later than the second Friday following the election unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a candidate who is a winner in the primary.] Signs shall not be placed on or affixed to utility poles or highway signs. Political advertising may be placed within state-owned rights-of-way as long as the advertising does not obstruct the safe flow of traffic and the advertising is placed with the consent of the owner of the land over which the right-of-way passes.

II. All political advertising shall be removed by the candidate no later than the second Friday following the election unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a candidate who is a winner in the primary.

III. No person shall remove, deface, or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on or affixed to public property or any private property except for removal by the owner of the property, persons authorized by the owner of the property, or a law enforcement officer removing improper advertising. Political advertising placed on or affixed to any public property may be removed by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel. Political advertising removed prior to election day by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel shall be kept until one week after the election at a place designated by the state, city, or town so that the candidate may retrieve the items.

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

Links

HB110 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB110 Revision: 27570 Date: March 27, 2015, midnight

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