HB524 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to the definition of "emergency" for purposes of a quorum under the right-to-know law.


HB 524 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

9Mar2017... 0354h

2017 SESSION

17-0723

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 524

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of "emergency" for purposes of a quorum under the right-to-know law.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hull, Graf. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the definition of "emergency" for purposes of a quorum under the right-to-know law.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Mar2017... 0354h 17-0723

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of "emergency" for purposes of a quorum under the right-to-know law.

 

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

 

1  Right-to-Know Law; Quorum.  Amend RSA 91-A:2, III(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Except in an emergency, a quorum of the public body shall be physically present at the location specified in the meeting notice as the location of the meeting.  For purposes of this subparagraph, an "emergency'' means [that immediate action is imperative] there is immediate peril to the public health or safety and that immediate action is imperative and the physical presence of a quorum is not reasonably practical within the period of time requiring action.  The determination that an emergency exists shall be made by the chairman or presiding officer of the public body, and the facts upon which that determination is based shall be included in the minutes of the meeting.

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

Links

HB524 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 18, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB524 Revision: 337 Date: March 30, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
HB524 Revision: 338 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 3 P. 17
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 01:45 PM LOB 208
Feb. 8, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 21, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0354h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 9-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 9, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0354h: AA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 19
March 9, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0354h: MA DV 185-164 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 19
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9
April 18, 2017 Hearing: 04/18/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:45 am; SC 19
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 05/11/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 05/11/2017; SJ 16