SB466 (2018) Detail

Relative to political activities of commissioners of state agencies.


SB 466  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2777

05/03

 

SENATE BILL 466

 

AN ACT relative to political activities of commissioners of state agencies.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that, during their term of appointment, a commissioner may not hold or campaign for elective office, serve as the officer of a political party or political committee, use his or her name in support of or in opposition to a candidate, participate in or contribute to political campaigns, or act as a lobbyist.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2777

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to political activities of commissioners of state agencies.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commissioners; Limitation on Political Activities.  Amend RSA 21-G by inserting after section 8 the following new section:

21-G:8-a  Commissioners; Limitation on Political Activities.  During his or her term of appointment, a commissioner shall not hold or campaign for partisan elective office, serve as an officer of any political party or political committee, permit his or her name to be used in support of or in opposition to any local or state partisan candidate, participate in any way in any local or state partisan election campaign, make a contribution as defined in RSA 664:2 to any local or state candidate for office or state political committee, or act as or assist a lobbyist required to be registered under RSA 15:1.

2  Executive Branch Ethics Committee; Jurisdiction.  Amend RSA 21-G:29, II to read as follows:

II.  The jurisdiction of the committee shall consist of matters arising under the executive branch code of ethics, RSA 21-G:21-27, RSA 15-A, RSA 15-B, RSA 21-G:8-a, and rules or guidelines adopted thereunder, as applied to current or former executive branch officials, provided that the committee may only consider a complaint against a former executive branch official if the complaint is filed no later than 180 days after the day the official resigned, retired, or otherwise left his or her position.

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

Links

SB466 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB466 Revision: 2721 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Docket


March 15, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 14Y-10N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 03/15/2018; SJ 8


March 15, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/15/2018; SC 12


March 8, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/08/2018; SC 10A


Feb. 14, 2018: Hearing: 02/14/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:20 am; SC 7


Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1