Bill Details - HB223 (2017)

HB 223 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0301

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 223

 

AN ACT prohibiting recipients of county or municipal funds from using such funds for lobbying.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. F. McCarthy, Carr. 2; Rep. Avellani, Carr. 5; Rep. Comeau, Carr. 5; Rep. McConkey, Carr. 3; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the recipient of a grant or appropriation of county or municipal funds from using such funds to engage in lobbying activities.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0301

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting recipients of county or municipal funds from using such funds for lobbying.

 

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

 

1  Lobbyists; Use of County or Municipal Funds for Lobbying Activity Prohibited.  Amend RSA 15:5 to read as follows:

15:5  Prohibited Activities.  

I.  Except as provided in paragraph II, no recipient of a grant or appropriation of state, county, or municipal funds may use the [state] funds to lobby or attempt to influence legislation, participate in political activity, or contribute funds to any entity engaged in these activities.

II.  Any recipient of a grant or appropriation of state, county, or municipal funds that wishes to engage in any of the activities prohibited in paragraph I, or contribute funds to any entity engaged in these activities, shall segregate the state, county, or municipal funds in such a manner that such funds are physically and financially separate from any [non-state] other funds that may be used for any of these purposes.  Mere bookkeeping separation of the state, county, or municipal funds from other moneys shall not be sufficient.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 21
Jan. 18, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 31, 2017 Executive Session: 01/31/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/09/2017 (Vote 13-1; CC) HC 10 P. 5
Feb. 9, 2017 Removed from Consent (Rep. Cordelli) 02/09/2017 HJ 6 P. 2
Special Order to regular calendar on 2/15/2017 Without Objection HJ 6 P. 25
Special Order to 2/16/2017 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 57
Feb. 16, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 244-95 02/16/2017 HJ 8 P. 25

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 9, 2017 House Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
Feb. 16, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB223 Revision: 450 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:58 a.m.