HB170 (2017) Detail

Relative to posting notice and minutes of public meetings on the public body's website.


CHAPTER 234

HB 170 - FINAL VERSION

 

9Mar2017... 0380h

05/31/2017   2032s

22Jun2017... 2379EBA

2017 SESSION

17-0261

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 170

 

AN ACT relative to posting notice and minutes of public meetings on the public body's website.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Comeau, Carr. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the procedure for posting minutes and meeting notices on the public body's Internet website.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Mar2017... 0380h

05/31/2017   2032s

22Jun2017... 2379EBA 17-0261

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to posting notice and minutes of public meetings on the public body's website.

 

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

 

234:1  New Paragraph; Right-to-Know; Meetings Open to the Public.  Amend RSA 91-A:2 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.(a)  If a public body maintains an Internet website or contracts with a third party to maintain an Internet website on its behalf, it shall either post its approved minutes in a consistent and reasonably accessible location on the website or post and maintain a notice on the website stating where the minutes may be reviewed and copies requested.

(b)  If a public body chooses to post meeting notices on the body's Internet website, it shall do so in a consistent and reasonably accessible location on the website.  If it does not post notices on the website, it shall post and maintain a notice on the website stating where meeting notices are posted.

234:2  Contingent Renumbering.  If HB 460 of the 2017 regular legislative session becomes law, RSA 91-A:2, II-a as inserted by section 1 of this act shall be renumbered to RSA 91-A:2, II-b.

234:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

 

Approved: July 18, 2017

Effective Date: January 01, 2018

Links

HB170 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 17, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 31, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB170 Revision: 401 Date: July 20, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
HB170 Revision: 402 Date: June 23, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
HB170 Revision: 403 Date: May 31, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
HB170 Revision: 404 Date: March 30, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
HB170 Revision: 405 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 19
Jan. 11, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Jan. 17, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/17/2017 01:00 PM LOB 208
Feb. 8, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0380h for 03/08/2017 (Vote 13-1; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 9, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0380h: AA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 17
March 9, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0380h: MA DV 313-45 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 17
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9
April 4, 2017 Hearing: 04/04/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:15 am; SC 17
May 31, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2032s, 05/31/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 25
May 31, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-2032s, AA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
May 31, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-2032s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
June 8, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2032s (Rep. Hagan): MA VV 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 5
June 22, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2379e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/22/2017); SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2379e: AA VV 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 23
June 22, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 27
July 18, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 07/18/2017; Chapter 234; Eff. 1/1/2018