HB127 (2017) Detail

Relative to vacancies in county offices.


CHAPTER 5

HB 127 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0060

03/01

 

HOUSE BILL 127

 

AN ACT relative to vacancies in county offices

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SPONSORS: Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Major, Rock. 14; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Eaton, Ches. 3; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that the filling of a vacancy in a county office by the county convention be by a majority of the ballots cast.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0060

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to vacancies in county offices

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

 

5:1  Vacancy; County Officers; County Convention.  Amend RSA 661:9, I and II(a) to read as follows:

I.  If a vacancy for a period of one year or longer occurs in the office of county sheriff, county attorney, register of deeds, or county treasurer, the members of the county convention shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term by a majority [vote] of the ballots cast.  If a vacancy for a period of less than a year occurs in any such office, the members of the county convention shall, by majority vote of the county convention, vote to either fill the vacancy or to leave the office vacant.

II.(a)  If a vacancy occurs in the office of a county commissioner, the members of the county convention shall fill the vacancy by a majority [vote] of the ballots cast until the next biennial election of county officers.  If the term filled is less than the unexpired term, then notwithstanding any provisions of RSA 653:1, VI, the commissioner district filled pursuant to this paragraph shall be added to the next biennial election ballot to be chosen by the voters of the county for a 2-year term.

5:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: March 31, 2017

Effective Date: May 30, 2017

 

Links

HB127 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 9, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 8, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 16, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB127 Revision: 495 Date: April 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
HB127 Revision: 496 Date: March 16, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
HB127 Revision: 497 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 17
Jan. 11, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 02:15 PM LOB 301
Jan. 24, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/24/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/25/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 01/25/2017 01:00 PM LOB 304
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/09/2017 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 10 P. 5
Feb. 9, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/09/2017 HJ 6 P. 4
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7
March 8, 2017 Hearing: 03/08/2017, Room 102, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 12
March 16, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/16/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 14
March 16, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/16/2017; SJ 9
March 16, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 03/16/2017); SJ 10
March 23, 2017 Enrolled 03/23/2017 HJ 11 P. 2
March 31, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 03/31/2017; Chapter 5; Eff. 5/30/2017