HB533 (2018) Detail

Relative to political advocacy organizations.


HB 533 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0570

03/05

 

HOUSE BILL 533

 

AN ACT relative to political advocacy organizations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Lovejoy, Rock. 36; Rep. Murray, Rock. 24; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the definition "political advocacy organization" for purposes of the political expenditures and contributions laws.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0570

03/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to political advocacy organizations.

 

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

 

1  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Definitions; Political Advocacy Organization.  Amend RSA 664:2, XXII to read as follows:

XXII.  "Political advocacy organization'' means any entity, including, but not limited to, an organization described in RSA 664:2, III, that [spends] makes expenditures of $5,000 or more in a calendar year to pay for a communication that [is functionally equivalent to express advocacy because, when taken as a whole, such communication is likely to be interpreted by a reasonable person only as advocating the election or defeat of] refers to a clearly identified candidate or candidates, [or the success or defeat of a measure or measures, taking into account whether the communication involved mentions a candidacy or a political party, or takes a position on a candidate's character, qualifications, or fitness for office] regardless of whether the communication expressly advocates a vote for or against a candidate, and is publicly distributed within 60 days before a primary or general election to an audience that includes members of the electorate for the office sought by the candidate or one or more of the candidates.

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

Links

HB533 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 19, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB533 Revision: 2529 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

Docket


Jan. 3, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 33


Jan. 3, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC)


Oct. 19, 2017: Executive Session: 10/19/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308


Oct. 12, 2017: ==RESCHEDULED== Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 10/12/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308


Oct. 10, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 10/10/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308


: Retained in Committee


Feb. 21, 2017: ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/21/2017 11:30 AM LOB 308


Jan. 26, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/26/2017 11:20 AM LOB 308


Jan. 24, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 01:00 PM LOB 308


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 3 P. 17