SB114 (2017) Detail

Prohibiting a candidate from receiving the nomination of more than one party.


SB 114  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0971

03/01

 

SENATE BILL 114

 

AN ACT prohibiting a candidate from receiving the nomination of more than one party.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Internal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a candidate from receiving the nomination of more than one party.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0971

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting a candidate from receiving the nomination of more than one party.

 

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

 

1  Electronic Ballot Counting Devices.  Amend RSA 656:42, VIII(e)(4) to read as follows:

(4)  The town or city clerk shall mark the test ballots in such a way as to demonstrate a vote for each candidate on at least one test ballot, as well as votes for less than and more than the number of candidates that may be voted for an office, write-ins, [multiple votes for a candidate who appears in more than one party column for the same office on a general election ballot,] and ballots on which there are no votes.  The clerk shall mark as many as possible of the combinations of choices that a voter may indicate on the ballot.

2  Candidate of One Party.  Amend RSA 659:91-a, I to read as follows:

I.  Any person who runs as a candidate on any party's state primary election ballot [and who is not chosen as the candidate for that party for the elective office for which the person was a candidate] shall not under any circumstances run as the nominee of a different party in the state general election.  No person may accept the nomination of more than one party for any office.

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

Links

SB114 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 9, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 House Hearing
May 16, 2017 House Exec Session
May 23, 2017 House Exec Session
June 1, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB114 Revision: 1753 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Election Law and Internal Affairs; SJ 5
Jan. 31, 2017 Hearing: 01/31/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:40 am; SC 8
March 9, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/09/2017; SC 12
March 9, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/09/2017; SJ 8
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 10 P. 76
April 4, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 04/04/2017 11:00 AM LOB 308
April 4, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 04/04/2017 10:20 AM LOB 308
May 16, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 05/16/2017 10:20 AM LOB 308
May 23, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/23/2017 09:50 AM LOB 308
June 1, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 06/01/2017 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 26 P. 7
June 1, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 8