SB33 (2018) Detail

Relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.


SB 33  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0821

03/01

 

SENATE BILL 33

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Innis, Dist 24

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Internal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the definition of "political advocacy organization" for purposes of the political expenditures and contribution 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0821

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.

 

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

SB33 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 House Hearing
May 16, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 19, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 9, 2018 House Floor Vote
House Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB33 Revision: 2712 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 10:38 a.m.

Docket


April 12, 2018: Remove from Table (Rep. M. Smith): MF RC 152-174 04/12/2018 HJ 12 P. 12


March 7, 2018: Remove from Table (Rep. M. Smith): MF RC 149-174 03/07/2018 HJ 7 P. 42


Feb. 15, 2018: Lay SB 33 on Table (Rep. B. Griffin): MA RC 162-155 02/15/2018 HJ 4 P. 15


: Special Order to 2/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 3 P. 81


: Special Order to next session day Without Objection HJ 2 P. 47


: Special Order to 1/9/2018 Without Objection HJ 1 P. 104


Jan. 3, 2018: Removed from Consent (Rep. M. Smith) 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 26


Jan. 3, 2018: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 01/03/2018 (Vote 18-2; 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


May 16, 2017: Executive Session: 05/16/2017 10:20 AM LOB 308


April 4, 2017: Public Hearing: 04/04/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308


Feb. 16, 2017: Introduced 02/16/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 8 P. 45


Feb. 23, 2017: Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-9N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/23/2017; SJ 7


Feb. 23, 2017: Sen. Bradley Moved Ought to Pass; 02/23/2017; SJ 7


Feb. 23, 2017: Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 9Y-14N, MF; 02/23/2017; SJ 7


Feb. 23, 2017: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/23/2017; SC 11


Jan. 17, 2017: Hearing: 01/17/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 6


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and Referred to Election Law and Internal Affairs; SJ 4