HB1304 (2018) Detail

Relative to the authorization for forensic audits by a county convention.


CHAPTER 61

HB 1304 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2218

10/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1304

 

AN ACT relative to the authorization for forensic audits by a county convention.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. F. McCarthy, Carr. 2; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Avellani, Carr. 5; Rep. Comeau, Carr. 5; Rep. McConkey, Carr. 3; Rep. Gauthier, Sull. 3; Rep. Buco, Carr. 2; Rep. W. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. S. Schmidt, Carr. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes a county convention to appropriate a contingency fund for the purpose of a forensic audit of county financial matters.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the authorization for forensic audits by a county convention.

 

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

 

61:1  New Paragraph; County Convention; Forensic Audits.  Amend RSA 24:13 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, the county convention of any county shall have the power to appropriate a contingency fund to provide payment for a forensic audit of county financial matters, to be expended only upon approval by the executive committee of the county delegation, who shall make a detailed report of all expenditures from said fund to be published annually in the county annual report.  The forensic audit may require investigative work on financial matters as directed by the county convention, including investigations of corruption, asset misappropriation, or financial statement fraud.  The detailed reports of a financial audit conducted pursuant to this paragraph shall become a public record upon approval by the county convention.  Work papers and notes are not public records.  However, those materials necessary to support the compilations in the final forensic audit report may be made available by majority vote of the county convention after a public hearing showing proper cause.  For the purposes of this section, work papers shall include, but are not limited to, all preliminary drafts and notes used in preparing the forensic audit report.

61:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 24, 2018

Links

HB1304 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2018 House Exec Session
Feb. 6, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 22, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 12, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1304 Revision: 3977 Date: May 29, 2018, 1:28 p.m.
HB1304 Revision: 3431 Date: April 12, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
HB1304 Revision: 1953 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 6
Jan. 30, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 01:30 PM LOB 301
Jan. 30, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 01/30/2018 03:00 PM LOB 301
Feb. 6, 2018 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 02/06/2018 11:00 AM LOB 301
Feb. 6, 2018 ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/06/2018 11:00 AM LOB 301
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 16-0; CC)
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22/2018 (Vote 16-0; CC) HC 7 P. 11
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 14
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7
April 4, 2018 Hearing: 04/04/2018, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 14
April 12, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/12/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 16
April 12, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/12/2018; SJ 12
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
May 25, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/25/2018; Chapter 61; Eff. 7/24/2018