Bill Details - HB243 (2017)

HB 243 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0462

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 243

 

AN ACT relative to the seal of the general court.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows the house of representatives and the senate to adopt the first state seal from 1776 as the seal of the general court.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0462

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the seal of the general court.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Seal of the General Court.  Amend RSA 3 by inserting after section 8 the following new section:

3:8-a  Seal of the General Court.  The seal adopted by act passed September 12, 1776 as the first state seal, may be adopted for use by either or both bodies of the general court as the seal of the general court.  The design consists of a fish and a tree, and between them a bundle of arrows, bound together.  The fish and the tree represent the state's original principal sources of wealth and subsistence, and the 5 arrows represent the original 5 counties of the state, united or bound into one government.  The inscription in Latin encircling the seal states:  SIGILL:  REI-PUB:  NEOHANTONI:  * VIS UNITA FORTIOR*.  The use of the seal of the general court if so adopted shall be limited to use by former and current members of the New Hampshire house of representatives and New Hampshire senate, and the staff of the legislature.

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 Legislative Administration HJ 2 P. 21
Jan. 31, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 11:20 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

HB243 Revision: 423 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:33 a.m.