Bill Details - HB1444 (2018)

HB 1444 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2149

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1444

 

AN ACT requiring the legislative body to approve the appointment of town managers and prohibiting town managers from hiring contractors to perform the duties of town managers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Marple, Merr. 24; Rep. Comeau, Carr. 5; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the appointment of town managers and administrators to be approved by the legislative body.

 

This bill also prohibits all elected and appointed officials from hiring independent contractors to perform their duties.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2149

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT requiring the legislative body to approve the appointment of town managers and prohibiting town managers from hiring contractors to perform the duties of town managers.

 

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

 

1  Town Managers; Administrators; Appointment.  Amend  RSA 37:2 to read as follows:

37:2  Appointment of Manager or Administrator.  The selectmen or council of towns adopting the provisions of this chapter, as herein provided, shall forthwith thereafter appoint a town manager or administrator, to be approved by the legislative body, who may or may not, when appointed, be a resident of the town or state.   

2  New Sections; Hiring of Independent Contractors Prohibited.  Amend RSA 37 by inserting after section 7 the following new sections:

37:7-a  The Subcontracting of Independent Contractors Prohibited.  No municipality shall subcontract to any contractor the duties all elected and appointed officials are required to perform under existing statutes.

37:7-b  Penalty.  Any elected or appointed municipal official who avoids statutory duties and contracts them to a third party is ipso facto in violation of part II, article 84 of the New Hampshire constitution, subjecting the violator to the penalty of RSA 92:2.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 11
Jan. 17, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/17/2018 01:30 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2018 Executive Session: 01/25/2018 10:00 AM LOB 301
Feb. 7, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 5 P. 14
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-0; CC)
Feb. 8, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 11

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1444 Revision: 1950 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 10:08 a.m.