Bill Details - HB232 (2017)

HB 232 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0365

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 232

 

AN ACT relative to reporting of a legislator's personal interest in legislation.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Almy, Graf. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill adds a personal interest disclosure statement to the financial disclosure form required to be filed annually by legislators.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0365

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to reporting of a legislator's personal interest in legislation.

 

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

 

1  Legislative Ethics; Disclosure Form; Personal Interest.  Amend the section heading and introductory paragraph of RSA 14-B:8 to read as follows:

14-B:8  Financial and Personal Interest Disclosure Form.  Every representative, senator, and officer of the house of representatives and the senate, shall file with the legislative ethics committee a financial and personal interest disclosure form annually no later than the third Friday of January.  If the legislator's or legislative officer's financial or personal interest circumstances change, he or she shall file a new financial and personal interest disclosure form prior to participation in any official activity which would have been affected by the change.  The financial and personal interest disclosure form shall include the following information:

2  New Paragraph;  Legislative Ethics; Personal Interest.  Amend RSA 14-B:8 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

IV-a.  The name, address, and type of any board, committee, or commission, including any unit of government, of which the reporting individual or reporting individual's household is a member, for which a change in law, administrative rule, or other official action by the general court could affect the welfare of that entity.  If neither the individual filing the financial and personal interest form nor that individual's household members participate in such an entity, he or she shall report this by writing his or her initials following the statement:  "To the best of my knowledge, I and my household members do not have responsibility for the welfare of any organization which may be affected by the actions of the general court."

3  Reference Amended; Legislative Ethics Committee Review.  Amend RSA 14-B:3, IV to read as follows:

IV.  The committee shall review all financial and personal interest disclosure forms required by RSA 14-B:8 and shall place the completed forms on file in the office of the secretary of state for purposes of the requirements of RSA 15-A, in accordance with the filing deadlines established under RSA 14-B:8 and RSA 14-B:9.  The filing of a financial and personal interest disclosure form in accordance with RSA 14-B:8 by a representative, senator, or officer of the house of representatives or senate shall satisfy the requirement of filing a statement of financial interest pursuant to RSA 15-A.

4  Reference Amended; Financial Disclosure.  Amend RSA 15-A:3, II to read as follows:

II.  The filing of a financial and personal interest disclosure form by an elected member of the house of representatives or senate pursuant to RSA 14-B:8 shall satisfy the requirement for filing a statement of financial interest pursuant to this chapter.

5  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 Legislative Administration HJ 2 P. 21
Jan. 31, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 11:00 AM LOB 104
Feb. 22, 2017 Executive Session: 02/22/2017 LOB 104
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 12-0; CC)
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 39

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 22, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB232 Revision: 426 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:40 a.m.