Bill Details - HB244 (2017)

HB 244 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0463

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 244

 

AN ACT relative to the right of attendance by general court members at legislative proceedings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the right of members of the general court to attend noticed proceedings of the legislature without being affected by proceedings in civil cases.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0463

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the right of attendance by general court members at legislative proceedings.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Members of the General Court; Attendance at Legislative Proceedings.  Amend RSA 14-A by inserting after section 6 the following new section:

14-A:7  Attendance at Legislative Proceedings.  Pursuant to Part II, Article 21 of the New Hampshire Constitution, no proceeding in a civil case or summons to appear in a civil action shall affect, prevent, or take precedence over the constitutional privilege of a member of the general court from going to, returning from, or attending any noticed hearing, meeting, or session of the New Hampshire house of representatives or New Hampshire senate or any committee thereof.  During regular or special session of the general court, no member shall be required to serve on a jury as provided in RSA 500-A:9.  Nothing in this section shall prevent, hinder, or impede the summons, arrest, prosecution, or detention of a member of the general court on any criminal charge.

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 11:40 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

HB244 Revision: 424 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:31 a.m.