HB 119 – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 119
This bill establishes the John G. Winant Memorial Commission.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen
AN ACT establishing the John G. Winant Memorial Commission.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
119:1 New Sections; John G. Winant Memorial Commission. Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 9-k the following new sections:
4:9-l Commission Established; Special Account.
I. A commission is established to oversee the location, design, construction, and maintenance of a John G. Winant memorial and to privately raise and expend all the funds necessary for its construction and maintenance. The governor is authorized to accept for the commission, in the name of the state, the gifts of money, which are donated to construct and maintain the memorial. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission may accept donated in-kind services, goods, and materials for the construction and maintenance of the memorial without governor and council approval.
II. The gifts of money, which are donated to contract, construct, and maintain the memorial, shall be placed in a special nonlapsing account in the state treasury, to be expended for the purposes of the John G. Winant memorial. Any money remaining in the special account after construction of the memorial is completed shall be used for the care, maintenance, repair, and additions to the memorial, or for any other purpose deemed appropriate by the commission. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission may expend the money raised or accepted as a gift without the approval of governor and council, to contract for the construction and perpetual maintenance of the memorial.
III. The commission shall remain in existence upon the completion of the John G. Winant memorial for the purpose of overseeing maintenance and approving any change to the memorial. Any site change for the memorial shall be made under the supervision of the director of operations of the department of transportation.
4:9-m Commission Membership and Duties.
I. The members of the commission established in RSA 4:9-l shall be as follows:
(a) One member of the New Hampshire house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) Four members of the general public, appointed by the governor.
II. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The named house member shall call the first meeting of the commission. Three members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.
III. The commission shall select the location and design for the John G. Winant memorial and oversee the construction and maintenance of the memorial.
IV. The commission shall privately raise all the money necessary for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the John G. Winant memorial.
119:2 New Subparagraph; Application of Receipts; John G. Winant Memorial. Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph (326) the following new subparagraph:
(327) Moneys deposited into the John G. Winant Memorial special account established in RSA?4:9-l.
119:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Approved: June 8, 2015
Effective Date: August 7, 2015