Bill Details - HB245 (2017)

HB 245 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0464

10/04

 

HOUSE BILL 245

 

AN ACT relative to identification of the source of legislative bill proposals.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Read, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the identification of a private organization responsible for distributing a model act used by a legislator to propose legislation, as provided by the legislation’s prime sponsor or as identified by a third party.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0464

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to identification of the source of legislative bill proposals.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Legislative Proceedings; Identification of Source of Model Act.  Amend RSA 14 by inserting after section 39-a the following new section:

14:39-b  Identification of Source of Model Act.

I.  When a partnership, firm, nonprofit entity, or corporation formally adopts and distributes model acts to elected officials from more than one state, and that model act is used by a member of the house of representatives or the senate to propose equivalent or substantially similar legislation for introduction in the general court, the office of legislative services shall indicate the responsible partnership, firm, nonprofit entity, or corporation in the bill analysis, provided such information is supplied by the bill’s prime sponsor.  Members of the general court are directed to provide sufficient information to the office of legislative services for the identification required by this section.

II.  Following introduction of the bill, a third party may request that disclosure of the source of a model act be added to the bill analysis as necessary for subsequent passage of the bill by submitting a written request with documentation of the model act to the chairperson of the committee assigned the bill.  The chairperson shall issue a ruling within 10 business days of the written request.  Decisions of the committee chairperson may be appealed to the rules committee of the house or senate.

III.  In this section:

(a)  “Model legislation” means a legislative proposal or a uniform or suggested act written, promoted, or distributed by a partnership, firm, nonprofit entity, or corporation to an elected official and to other public officials of at least one more state.

(b)  “Formally adopted” means that the partnership, firm, nonprofit entity, or corporation votes to endorse, support, or distribute the model act for legislative adoption.

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
Feb. 21, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/21/2017 10:15 AM LOB 104
Feb. 21, 2017 Executive Session: 02/21/2017 LOB 104
Retained in Committee
Oct. 3, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 10/03/2017 09:30 AM LOB 104
Oct. 24, 2017 Executive Session: 10/24/2017 09:30 AM LOB 104
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 8-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 8-0; CC)

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 21, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 24, 2017 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB245 Revision: 425 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:31 a.m.