Bill Details - HB1323 (2018)

HB 1323 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Mar2018... 0631h

2018 SESSION

18-2568

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1323

 

AN ACT relative to employment of chief executive officers under the right-to-know law.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts certain discussions relating to chief executive officers who are supervised by a public body from public sessions under the right-to-know law.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2018... 0631h 18-2568

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to employment of chief executive officers under the right-to-know law.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Right-to-Know; Definitions.  Amend RSA 91-A:1-a by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  "Chief executive officer" means any public employee, including, but not limited to, any police or fire chief, who is directly supervised by a public body.

2  Right-to-Know; Nonpublic Sessions.  Amend RSA 91-A:3, II(a) and (b) to read as follows:

(a)  Except as provided in subparagraph (b), the hiring, dismissal, promotion, or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee, or the investigation of any charges against him or her, unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.

(b)  [The hiring of any person as a public employee] If the public employee is a chief executive officer, only the disciplining of such employee or the investigation of any charges against him or her shall be held in nonpublic session, unless the chief executive officer (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 7
Jan. 23, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 11:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 LOB 208
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0631h (Vote 10-8; RC)
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0631h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 10-8; RC) HC 9 P. 57
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 7, 2018 Amendment # 2018-0631h: AA VV 03/07/2018 HJ 7 P. 44
March 7, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0631h: MF RC 132-185 03/07/2018 HJ 7 P. 44
March 7, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/07/2018 HJ 7 P. 46

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1323 Revision: 1892 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
HB1323 Revision: 3257 Date: March 12, 2018, 8:28 a.m.