HB1345 (2018) Detail

Relative to election officers at additional polling places.


HB 1345 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2371

03/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1345

 

AN ACT relative to election officers at additional polling places.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. M. Griffin, Rock. 7; Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. Emerick, Rock. 21; Rep. Sytek, Rock. 8; Rep. Huot, Belk. 3; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill eliminates the requirement that assistant moderators and clerks for additional polling places in towns be domiciled in the voting district.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2371

03/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to election officers at additional polling places.

 

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

 

1  Additional Polling Places; Officers.  Amend RSA 658:14 to read as follows:

658:14  Officers.  The moderator shall appoint an assistant moderator for each additional polling place and the town clerk shall appoint an assistant clerk for each additional polling place.  Each assistant moderator and assistant clerk shall have their domicile in the [voting district covered by the additional polling place where they will serve] town.  The powers and duties of the assistant moderator and the assistant clerk shall be the same as those of the moderator and the clerk at the central polling place except as otherwise provided in the election laws.  The inspectors of elections appointed as provided in RSA 658:2 shall be sworn in by the assistant moderator before entering upon their duties.

2  Additional Polling Places; Cities.  Amend RSA 658:18 to read as follows:

658:18  Special Provision for Cities.  Cities may adopt the provisions of RSA 658:10-658:17.  The city council shall create and discontinue the voting districts in city wards, establish the additional polling places therein, and select the election officers for the additional polling place.  Each assistant moderator and assistant clerk selected for an additional polling place in the city shall have their domicile in the voting district covered by the additional polling place where they will serve.

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

Links

HB1345 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

HB1345 Revision: 2096 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 7
Jan. 11, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/11/2018 12:00 PM LOB 308
Feb. 13, 2018 Executive Session: 02/13/2018 11:00 AM LOB 308
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-5; RC)
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 9 P. 39
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 206-102 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 78