SB19 (2017) Detail

Relative to warrant articles that have been submitted to the department of revenue administration.


SB 19  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0438

06/09

 

SENATE BILL 19

 

AN ACT relative to warrant articles that have been submitted to the department of revenue administration.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Green, Rock. 13; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Public and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits amendments to petitioned warrant articles that have been submitted to the department of revenue administration.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0438

06/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to warrant articles that have been submitted to the department of revenue administration.

 

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

 

1  Town Meeting; Articles; Petitioned Articles.  Amend RSA 39:3 to read as follows:

39:3  Articles.

I.  Upon the application of 25 or more registered voters or 2 percent of the registered voters in town, whichever is less, although in no event shall fewer than 10 registered voters be sufficient, presented to the selectmen or one of them not later than the fifth Tuesday before the day prescribed for an annual meeting, the selectmen shall insert in their warrant for such meeting the petitioned article with only such minor textual changes as may be required.  For the purposes of this section, the number of registered voters in a town shall be the number of voters registered prior to the last state general election.  The right to have an article inserted in the warrant conferred by this section shall not be invalidated by the provisions of RSA 32.  In towns with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants upon the written application of 50 or more voters or 1/4 of the voters in town, whichever is fewer, and in towns with 10,000 or more inhabitants upon the written application of 5 percent of the registered voters in the town, so presented not less than 60 days before the next annual meeting, the selectmen shall warn a special meeting to act upon any question specified in such application.  The checklist for an annual or special town meeting shall be corrected by the supervisors of the checklist as provided in RSA 654:25-31.  Those persons qualified to vote whose names are on the corrected checklist shall be entitled to vote at the meeting.  The same checklist used at a recessed town meeting shall be used at any reconvened session of the same town meeting. In no event shall a special town meeting be held on the biennial election day.

II.  No petitioned article that has been submitted to the department of revenue administration shall be amended.

2  New Subparagraph; Use of Official Ballot; Warrant Articles; Amendment Prohibited.  Amend RSA 40:13, IV by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following new subparagraph:

(d)  No petitioned warrant article that has been submitted to the department of revenue administration shall be amended.

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

Links

SB19 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB19 Revision: 1416 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 To Be Introduced 01/05/2017 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 4
Jan. 18, 2017 Hearing: 01/18/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 6
Feb. 23, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/23/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 11
Feb. 23, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 02/23/2017; SJ 7