HB537 (2017) Detail

Relative to campaign contributions.


HB 537 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0605

03/01

 

HOUSE BILL 537

 

AN ACT relative to campaign contributions.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the applicability of limits on the making of political contributions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0605

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to campaign contributions.

 

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

 

1  Prohibited Political Contributions.  Amend RSA 664:4, V to read as follows:

V.(a) By any person [(1)] if in excess of $5,000 in value to a political committee, a political party, or a candidate who has voluntarily agreed before the date of the contribution to limit his or her campaign expenditures and those expenditures made on his or her behalf as provided in RSA 664:5-a, [except for contributions made by a candidate in behalf of his own candidacy,] or if in excess of $1,000 in value [by any person or by any political committee] to a candidate or a political committee working on behalf of a candidate who [does] has not voluntarily [agree] agreed to limit his or her campaign expenditures and those expenditures made on his or her behalf as provided in RSA 664:5-a[,].  The limits established by this subparagraph limit the total of all contributions made by the person to a candidate, political committee, or political party during the election cycle, including contributions to a candidate or a committee working on behalf of the candidate before the person publicly declared himself or herself as such or sought votes in the election.  Contributions made by a candidate in behalf of his or her own candidacy shall not be subject to the limits in this subparagraph.

(b)  By any person [(2)] if made anonymously or under a name not that of the donor, [(3)] if made in the guise of a loan, [(4)] if in any other manner concealed, [(5)] or if made without the knowledge and written consent of the candidate or his or her fiscal agent, a political committee or its treasurer, or not to any one of the same.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB537 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB537 Revision: 942 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 8:18 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 3 P. 17
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 02:00 PM LOB 308
Feb. 21, 2017 Executive Session: 02/21/2017 11:30 AM LOB 308
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 14 P. 11
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 22
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Election Law and Internal Affairs; SJ 9
April 4, 2017 Hearing: 04/04/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 17
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/20/2017; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/20/2017; SJ 14