SB364 (2018) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the establishment of a searchable database to verify that each vote was properly recorded.


SB 364  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2967

03/06

 

SENATE BILL 364

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the establishment of a searchable database to verify that each vote was properly recorded.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Internal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the establishment of a searchable database to verify that each vote was properly recorded.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2967

03/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the establishment of a searchable database to verify that each vote was properly recorded.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission to Study the Establishment of a Searchable Database

To Verify That Each Vote Was Properly Recorded.  Amend RSA 652 by inserting after section 27 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study the Establishment of a Searchable Database

To Verify That Each Vote Was Properly Recorded

652:28  Commission to Study the Establishment of a Searchable Database To Verify That Each Vote Was Properly Recorded.

I.  There is established a commission to study the establishment of a searchable database to verify that each vote was properly recorded.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  Two members of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the minority party, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Four members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be members of the majority party and 2 of whom shall be members of the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The secretary of state, or designee.

(d)  The chair of the state Republican Party, or designee.

(e)  The chair of the state Democratic Party, or designee.

III.  Members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall study whether it is in the best interest of New Hampshire voters to establish a searchable database capable of verifying that each voter's vote was properly recorded.  If the commission finds that it is in the best interest of the state's voters, the commission shall study how to design, implement, and ensure the integrity of such a database.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

2  Repeal.  RSA 652:28, relative to the commission to study the establishment of a searchable database to verify that each vote was properly recorded, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

SB364 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB364 Revision: 2714 Date: Dec. 12, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 15, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 02/15/2018; SJ 4


Feb. 15, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/15/2018; SC 7


Feb. 8, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/08/2018; SC 6


Jan. 9, 2018: Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 48


Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Election Law and Internal Affairs; SJ 1