HB1546 (2018) Detail

(New Title) authorizing the town of Hampton to hold a special town meeting.


CHAPTER 117

HB 1546-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

05/23/2018   2087s

2018 SESSION

18-2226

03/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1546-FN

 

AN ACT authorizing the town of Hampton to hold a special town meeting.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Janvrin, Rock. 20

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the town of Hampton to hold a special town meeting to authorize the issuance of bonds and notes to pay for sewer line replacement.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/23/2018   2087s 18-2226

03/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT authorizing the town of Hampton to hold a special town meeting.

 

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

 

117:1  Town of Hampton; Authorization to Hold Special Town Meeting.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in response to the emergency circumstances presented by the rupture in late March 2018 of one of 2 force main sewer lines that are located in a marsh and that transport sewage from the entirety of Hampton Beach to the Hampton Wastewater Treatment Plant, which are in dire need of replacement, the town of Hampton is hereby authorized to hold a special town meeting without prior judicial authorization, to have the same authority as an annual town meeting, for the sole purpose of authorizing the issuance of the bonds and notes necessary to pay for the temporary and permanent replacement of both said force main sewer lines that are each over 28 years old, and to pay for the decommissioning of said lines.  The special meeting is authorized to be conducted on or before August 28, 2018, and the town of Hampton is hereby authorized to conduct the events required to conduct a special meeting under RSA 31, RSA 32, RSA 33, RSA 39, and RSA 40 in accordance with whatever timetable will enable the special town meeting to occur on or before August 28, 2018, such authority to include, if necessary, the power to reduce the notice and other time periods required by such statutes, including the requirement of RSA 40:13, XVI that there be at least 28 days between the first and second sessions of a special meeting.  The special meeting herein authorized shall be exempt from the requirements of RSA 31:5, I(a) that "the ballots cast at such meeting shall be equal in number to at least 1/2 of the number of legal voters borne on the checklist of the town entitled to vote at the annual or biennial election next preceding such special meeting; and such checklist, corrected according to law, shall be used at any meeting upon the request of 10 legal voters of the town."

117:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 30, 2018

Effective Date: May 30, 2018

 

 

Links

HB1546 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 18, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 3, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 12, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1546 Revision: 4033 Date: May 31, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
HB1546 Revision: 3966 Date: May 23, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
HB1546 Revision: 3912 Date: May 23, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
HB1546 Revision: 2053 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 14
Jan. 16, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/16/2018 01:00 PM LOB 203
Jan. 18, 2018 Executive Session: 01/18/2018 LOB 203
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 13-0; CC)
Feb. 7, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/07/2018 (Vote 13-0; CC) HC 5 P. 17
Feb. 8, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 15
Feb. 15, 2018 Introduced 02/15/2018 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 5
April 3, 2018 Hearing: 04/03/2018, Room 103, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 15
April 12, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/12/2018; SC 16
April 12, 2018 Sen. Birdsell Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 04/12/2018; SJ 12
April 12, 2018 Pending Motion Ought to Pass; 04/12/2018; SJ 12
May 23, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to suspend all rules necessary to permit the consideration of HB 1546; 2/3 necessary, MA, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Sen. Innis Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Sen. Innis Floor Amendment # 2018-2087s, AA, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-2087s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; Read a Third Time, and Final Passage in the early session, MA, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2087s (Rep. Cushing): MA VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
May 30, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/30/2018; Chapter 117; Eff. 5/30/2018