HB1573 (2018) Detail

Relative to special elections for the office of state representative.


HB 1573 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2270

03/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1573

 

AN ACT relative to special elections for the office of state representative.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Migliore, Graf. 9; Rep. Hoelzel, Rock. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that the selectmen of a majority of the towns or wards request a special election to fill a vacancy in a multi-town or multi-ward state representative 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2270

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to special elections for the office of state representative.

 

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

 

1  Vacancies; State Representative.  Amend RSA 661:8, II to read as follows:

II.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of state representative from a single town or ward district, the vacancy may be filled following the provisions of RSA 655:81 and RSA 655:82 in the same manner as a state general election is held.  In a multi-town or multi-ward district, a vacancy in the office of state representative shall be filled following the provisions of RSA 655:81 and RSA 655:82 by a special election if the selectmen of [any town or the city for any ward] the majority of the towns or wards in said district so request of the governor or council, after consideration to do so and recording in published minutes of its detailed vote to do so.

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

Links

HB1573 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1573 Revision: 2320 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

Docket


March 6, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 31


March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 17


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)


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


Jan. 30, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 11:00 AM LOB 308


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 15