HB379 (2017) Detail

Relative to political advertising in rights-of-way.


HB 379 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0158

03/01

 

HOUSE BILL 379

 

AN ACT relative to political advertising in rights-of-way.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horn, Merr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies restrictions on and requirements for removal of political advertising placed in rights-of-way.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0158

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to political advertising in rights-of-way.

 

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

 

1  Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.  Amend RSA 664:17 to read as follows:

664:17  Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.  No political advertising shall be placed on or affixed to any public property including highway rights-of-way or private property without the owner's consent.  All political advertising shall be removed by the candidate no later than the second Friday following the election unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a candidate who is a winner in the primary.  Signs shall not be placed on or affixed to utility poles or highway signs.  Political advertising may be placed within state-owned rights-of-way as long as the advertising does not obstruct the safe flow of traffic and [the advertising is placed with the consent of the owner of the land over which the right-of-way passes] is at least 500 feet from any dwelling.  No person shall remove, deface, or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on or affixed to public property or any private property except for removal by the owner of the property, persons authorized by the owner of the property, or a law enforcement officer removing improper advertising.  Political advertising placed on or affixed to any public property may be removed by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel.  Political advertising removed prior to election day by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel shall be kept until one week after the election at a place designated by the state, city, or town so that the candidate may retrieve the items.  Political advertising removed from a state-owned right-of-way by the owner of land over which the right-of-way passes shall be kept by the owner for 2 weeks so that the candidate may retrieve the items.

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

Links

HB379 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 1, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 9, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB379 Revision: 967 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 3 P. 12
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 10:10 AM LOB 308
Feb. 1, 2017 Executive Session: 02/01/2017 11:30 AM LOB 308
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/09/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 3
Feb. 9, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/09/2017 HJ 6 P. 2