HB218 (2017) Detail

Relative to activities at polling places.


HB 218 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

15Feb2017... 0056h

2017 SESSION

17-0256

03/10

 

HOUSE BILL 218

 

AN ACT relative to activities at polling places.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Rep. Martineau, Hills. 42; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits distributing campaign materials and electioneering inside the polling place.  This bill also expands the applicability of exiting electioneering prohibitions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0056h 17-0256

03/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to activities at polling places.

 

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

 

1  Electioneering at the Polling Place.  Amend RSA 659:43, II to read as follows:

II.  No person [who is a candidate for office or who is representing or working for a candidate] shall distribute any campaign materials or perform any electioneering activities or any activity which affects the safety, welfare, and rights of voters within a corridor 10 feet wide and extending a distance from the entrance door of the building as determined by the moderator where the election is being held, or inside the polling place.

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

Links

HB218 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 21, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB218 Revision: 971 Date: March 30, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
HB218 Revision: 972 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 20
Jan. 10, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/10/2017 11:50 AM LOB 308
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 01:00 PM LOB 308
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0056h for 02/15/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 11 P. 8
Feb. 15, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0056h: AA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 9
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0056h: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 9
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Election Law and Internal Affairs; SJ 7
March 21, 2017 Hearing: 03/21/2017, Room 102, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 15
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/20/2017; SJ 14