HB 1786-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1786-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6
This bill declares that no cost shall be charged for the inspection or delivery, without copying, of governmental records under the right-to-know law.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
IV. Each public body or agency shall, upon request for any governmental record reasonably described, make available for inspection and copying any such governmental record within its files when such records are immediately available for such release. If a public body or agency is unable to make a governmental record available for immediate inspection and copying, it shall, within 5 business days of request, make such record available, deny the request in writing with reasons, or furnish written acknowledgment of the receipt of the request and a statement of the time reasonably necessary to determine whether the request shall be granted or denied. If a computer, photocopying machine, or other device maintained for use by a public body or agency is used by the public body or agency to copy the governmental record requested, the person requesting the copy may be charged the actual cost of providing the copy, which cost may be collected by the public body or agency. No cost or fee shall be charged for the inspection or delivery, without copying, of governmental records, whether in paper, electronic, or other form. Nothing in this section shall exempt any person from paying fees otherwise established by law for obtaining copies of governmental records or documents, but if such fee is established for the copy, no additional costs or fees shall be charged.
|Jan. 23, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 27, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|April 11, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|April 26, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
April 26, 2018: Pending Motion Inexpedient to Legislate; 04/26/2018; SJ 14
April 26, 2018: Sen. Gray Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 04/26/2018; SJ 14
April 26, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/26/2018; SC 18
April 11, 2018: Hearing: 04/11/2018, Room 102, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 14
March 8, 2018: Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7
March 6, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 48
March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 17-1; CC) HC 9 P. 27
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 17-1; CC)
Feb. 27, 2018: Executive Session: 02/27/2018 LOB 208
Jan. 23, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 01:30 PM LOB 208
Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 23