HB183 (2017) Detail

Establishing a commission to study costs of requests for information under the right-to-know law.


HB 183 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0421

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 183

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study costs of requests for information under the right-to-know law.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Chirichiello, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study cost of requests for information under the right-to-know law.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0421

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study costs of requests for information under the right-to-know law.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission to Study Costs of Requests for Information Under the Right-to-Know Law.  Amend RSA 91-A by inserting after section 8 the following new section:

91-A:8-a  Commission to Study Costs of Requests for Information Under the Right-to-Know Law.

I.  There is established a commission to study costs of requests for information under right-to-know law.

(a)  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(1)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(2)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(3)  The attorney general, or designee.

(4)  A representative of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, appointed by the association.

(5)  A representative of the New Hampshire Association of Counties, appointed by the association.

(6)  Two public members, appointed by the governor.

(b)  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

II.(a)  The commission shall study costs relative to retrieval of information and communications under the right-to-know law.

(b)  The commission may solicit information from any person or entity the commission deems relevant to its study.

III.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

IV.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2017.

2  Repeal.  RSA 91-A:8-a, establishing a commission to study costs of requests for information under the right-to-know law, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2017.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB183 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 17, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 26, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB183 Revision: 354 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:29 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 11:15 AM LOB 208
Jan. 17, 2017 Executive Session: 01/17/2017 01:00 PM LOB 208
Jan. 26, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/26/2017 (Vote 16-1; CC) HC 8 P. 4
Jan. 26, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/26/2017 HJ 4 P. 5