Bill Text - HB223 (2017)

Prohibiting recipients of county or municipal funds from using such funds for lobbying.


Revision: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

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.