HB1224 (2018) Detail

Relative to election dates.


HB 1224 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2128

03/06

 

HOUSE BILL HB 1224

 

AN ACT relative to election dates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Manley, Hills. 3; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. McNamara, Hills. 38; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the moderator to postpone and reschedule a town election because of a weather emergency.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2128

03/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to election dates.

 

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

 

1  Duties of Moderator.  Amend RSA 40:4, II to read as follows:

II.  In the event a weather emergency occurs on or before the date of a deliberative session or [voting day] second session of a meeting in a town or a town election, which the moderator reasonably believes may cause the roads to be hazardous or unsafe, the moderator may, up to 2 hours prior to the scheduled session or election, postpone and reschedule the deliberative session or [voting day] second session of the meeting or the town election to another reasonable date, place, and time certain.  The date originally scheduled shall continue to be deemed the deliberative session or [voting day] second session of the meeting or election day for purposes of satisfying statutory meeting or election date requirements; provided, that in towns or districts that have adopted RSA 40:13, the postponement shall not delay the deliberative session more than 72 hours.  The moderator shall employ whatever means are available to inform citizens of the postponement and the rescheduled deliberative session, second session, or [voting] election day.

2  Election Dates.  Amend RSA 669:1, I to read as follows:

I.  All towns shall hold an election annually for the election of town officers on the second Tuesday in March, except as provided in RSA 40:4, II and except those towns which have adopted an alternative date under RSA 40:14 or those towns which have adopted the provisions of RSA 31:94-a and have, by majority vote at a previous town meeting, decided to elect officers on the second Tuesday in May.

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

Links

HB1224 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1224 Revision: 2101 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 3
Jan. 11, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/11/2018 10:30 AM LOB 308
Feb. 13, 2018 Executive Session: 02/13/2018 11:00 AM LOB 308
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 15
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 30