HB252 (2018) Detail

Relative to pro se litigants under the right-to-know law.


CHAPTER 289

HB 252 - FINAL VERSION

 

3Jan2018... 2396h

04/12/2018   1276s

23May2018... 2000-CofC

2018 SESSION

17-0518

01/09

 

HOUSE BILL 252

 

AN ACT relative to pro se litigants under the right-to-know law.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the procedure for pro se litigants 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3Jan2018... 2396h

04/12/2018   1276s

23May2018... 2000-CofC 17-0518

01/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to pro se litigants under the right-to-know law.

 

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

 

289:1  Right-to-Know Law; Violations.  Amend RSA 91-A:7 to read as follows:

91-A:7  Violation.  Any person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter may petition the superior court for injunctive relief.  In order to satisfy the purposes of this chapter, the courts shall give proceedings under this chapter high priority on the court calendar.  Such a petitioner may appear with or without counsel.  The petition shall be deemed sufficient if it states facts constituting a violation of this chapter, and may be filed by the petitioner or his or her counsel with the clerk of court or any justice thereof.  Thereupon the clerk of court or any justice shall order service by copy of the petition on the person or persons charged.  Subject to objection by either party, all documents filed with the petition and any response thereto shall be considered as evidence by the court.  All documents submitted shall be provided to the opposing party prior to a hearing on the merits.  When any justice shall find that time probably is of the essence, he or she may order notice by any reasonable means, and he or she shall have authority to issue an order ex parte when he or she shall reasonably deem such an order necessary to insure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.   

289:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date: January 01, 2019

Links

HB252 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 19, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 17, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote
Feb. 20, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 12, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 16, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB252 Revision: 4221 Date: June 26, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
HB252 Revision: 3915 Date: May 23, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
HB252 Revision: 3430 Date: April 12, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
HB252 Revision: 2843 Date: Jan. 4, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
HB252 Revision: 2445 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 22
Jan. 19, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/19/2017 10:30 AM LOB 208
Feb. 8, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 21, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Retained in Committee
June 6, 2017 Retained Bill Full Committee Work Session: 06/06/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Aug. 29, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 08/29/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Sept. 19, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/19/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Oct. 17, 2017 Executive Session: 10/17/2017 10:00 AM LOB 208
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2396h for 01/03/2018 (Vote 17-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Amendment # 2017-2396h: AA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 38
Jan. 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2396h: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 38
Feb. 1, 2018 Introduced 02/01/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4
Feb. 20, 2018 Hearing: 02/20/2018, Room 100, SH, 09:30 am; SC 8
April 12, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1276s, 04/12/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 16
April 12, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1276s, AA, VV; 04/12/2018; SJ 12
April 12, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1276s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/12/2018; SJ 12
April 19, 2018 House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1276s and Requests CofC (Rep. Hagan): MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2
April 19, 2018 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Hynes, Berch, Sylvia, Janvrin 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2
May 2, 2018 Sen. Carson Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 2, 2018 President Appoints: Senators Carson, French, Lasky; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 15, 2018 Conference Committee Meeting: 05/15/2018 12:00 PM LOB 208
May 16, 2018 Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2018-2000c; 05/16/2018
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-2000c, Adopted, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report 2000c: Adopted, VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
June 25, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/25/2018; Chapter 289; Eff. 1/1/2019