HB1479 (2018) Detail

Relative to the nomination of political candidates.


HB 1479-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2450

03/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1479-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the nomination of political candidates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Dyer, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows a political party to adopt a method for nominating candidates in lieu of the state primary election.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2450

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the nomination of political candidates.

 

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

 

1  State Party Convention; Purposes.  Amend RSA 667:21, II to read as follows:

II.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph I, a political party may, in accordance with the provisions of the party's constitution or bylaws, provide for an alternative method of determining the date, call, and purpose of the party's state convention and the selection of delegates and composition of such convention.  If a party decides to hold a convention for the purpose of adopting a platform of the party, nominating presidential electors, effecting an organization for the following 2-year period and other party business as the political party determines, the convention shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of the party under this section.  A party may, in accordance with the party's constitution and bylaws, select an alternative method for nominating candidates to be used in lieu of participating in the state primary election.  If an alternative method of nominating candidates is used, the list of nominees shall be submitted to the secretary of state by the Wednesday one week before the primary and each nominee shall file a declaration of intent as provided in RSA 655:17-a.

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

Links

HB1479 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1479 Revision: 2087 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Docket


March 22, 2018: Lay HB 1479 on Table (Rep. B. Griffin): MA DV 294-26 03/22/2018 HJ 10 P. 15


March 15, 2018: Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69


: Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49


March 6, 2018: Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125


March 6, 2018: Removed from Consent (Rep. Dyer) 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 4


: 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


Feb. 13, 2018: Executive Session: 02/13/2018 11:00 AM LOB 308


Jan. 18, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/18/2018 12:00 PM LOB 308


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 12