HB231 (2017) Detail

Relative to allocation of electoral votes.


HB 231 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0358

03/09

 

HOUSE BILL 231

 

AN ACT relative to allocation of electoral votes.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Murotake, Hills. 32; Rep. Emerick, Rock. 21; Rep. Spencer, Straf. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill apportions the state’s presidential electors so that 2 at-large presidential electors shall cast their ballots for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who received the highest number of votes in the state, and congressional district presidential electors shall cast their ballots for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who received the highest number of votes in their respective congressional districts.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0358

03/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to allocation of electoral votes.

 

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

 

1  Nomination of Presidential Electors; Designation.  Amend RSA 655:54 to read as follows:

655:54  Nomination of Presidential Electors.  Presidential electors shall be nominated by state party conventions as provided in RSA 667:21.  The party shall nominate 2 at-large presidential electors and one presidential elector for each congressional district.

2  Meetings of Presidential Electors; Conduct; Apportionment.  Amend RSA 660:29 to read as follows:

660:29  Conduct.  The electors shall give their votes for president and vice-president of the United States in Concord on said day and shall proceed according to law.  Each at-large presidential elector shall cast his or her ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who received the highest number of votes in the state.  Each congressional district presidential elector shall cast his or her ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who received the highest number of votes in his or her congressional district.

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

Links

HB231 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB231 Revision: 937 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 21
Feb. 1, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 01:00 PM LOB 308
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/15/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 11 P. 8
Feb. 15, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 10