HB406 (2017) Detail

Establishing a committee to study procedures for a New Hampshire constitutional convention.


HB 406 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0747

10/01

 

HOUSE BILL 406

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study procedures for a New Hampshire constitutional convention.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Brewster, Merr. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study procedures for a New Hampshire constitutional convention.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0747

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study procedures for a New Hampshire constitutional convention.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study procedures for a New Hampshire constitutional convention.

2  Membership and Compensation.

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

(a)  Four 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 the method in Part II, Article 100 of the New Hampshire constitution and the procedures in RSA 663 and RSA 667 for proposing constitutional amendments and electing delegates to a state constitutional convention, in order to recommend needed changes.  The committee's study shall include:

I.  The procedures used and results of prior constitutional conventions.

II.  The makeup of delegates at prior conventions.

III.  Separation of powers issues in proceedings at conventions.

IV.  Conflicts of interest of elected delegates.

V.  Inclusion of a broader representation of the state.

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.  Four 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

HB406 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 22, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB406 Revision: 422 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 3 P. 11
Feb. 7, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/07/2017 11:00 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