Bill Text - HB1181 (2016)

Relative to designating an alternate cemetery trustee.

Revision: Dec. 14, 2015, midnight

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AN ACT\trelative to designating an alternate cemetery trustee.


SPONSORS:\tRep. McConnell, Ches. 12; Rep. C. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. B. Tilton, Ches. 12; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 20


COMMITTEE:\tMunicipal and County Government






\tThis bill permits the appointment of alternate cemetery trustees.


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\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen


AN ACT\trelative to designating an alternate cemetery trustee.


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


\t1  Cemetery Trustees; Appointment of Alternates  Amend RSA 289:6, I to read as follows:

\t\tI.  Every municipality shall elect a board of cemetery trustees consisting of 3 members, unless a town at an annual or special town meeting votes that the board shall consist of 5 members.  In the initial election of cemetery trustees, they shall be elected by ballot at an annual town meeting.  One shall be elected for a one-year term, one for a 2-year term and one for a 3-year term.  In towns with a board of 5 trustees the 2 additional trustees shall be appointed by the selectmen, one for one year and one for 2 years.  Subsequent trustees shall be elected by ballot at the annual town meeting to replace those whose terms expire.  The term of each trustee shall be 3 years.  Vacancies shall be filled by the selectmen for the remainder of the term.  The board may recommend to the appointing authority the names of no more than 2 persons who may serve as alternate members on the board.  The alternate members shall be appointed to one-year terms.  In cities the trustees shall be chosen and hold their office for such term as shall be provided by city ordinance.  Trustees shall organize by electing one of their number chairperson and another bookkeeper, who shall keep the records and books of the trustees, and shall issue vouchers as necessary for funds to be expended.  The chairperson and the bookkeeper may be the same member.

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