Bill Text - HB110 (2016)

Relative to placement of political advertising.


Revision: April 27, 2016, midnight

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HB 110 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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HOUSE BILL\t\t110

 

AN ACT\trelative to placement of political advertising.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE:\tElection Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill specifies that political advertising within the curtilage or parking area of any polling place requires the governing body’s or moderator’s consent.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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\trelative to placement of political advertising.

 

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

 

\t1  Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.  Amend RSA 664:17 to read as follows:

\t664:17  Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.

\t\tI.  No political advertising shall be placed on or affixed to any public property including highway rights-of-way or 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.

\t\tII.  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.

\t\tIII.  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.

\t\tIV.  On election day, no political advertising shall be placed within the curtilage or parking area of any polling place without the governing body’s or moderator’s consent.

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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