HB384 (2017) Detail

Establishing a committee to study ballot access in New Hampshire.


HB 384 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0225

03/06

 

HOUSE BILL 384

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ballot access in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study ballot access in New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0225

03/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ballot access in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study ballot access in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study ballot access in New Hampshire.  The committee's study shall include the signature requirements and submission process for nominating a candidate or political organization by nomination papers.  The committee shall solicit information from individuals and organizations deemed relevant by the committee.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2017.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB384 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB384 Revision: 969 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 8:06 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 10:20 AM LOB 308
Feb. 14, 2017 Executive Session: 02/14/2017 11:00 AM LOB 308
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 11-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 8, 2017 Special Order to second order of business on 3/9/2017 (Rep. White): MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 85
March 9, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 214-149 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 4