Bill Details - SB506 (2018)

CHAPTER 325

SB 506 - FINAL VERSION

 

03/08/2018   0818s

19Apr2018... 1300h

05/23/2018   2010CofC

 

2018 SESSION

18-2884

06/08

 

SENATE BILL 506

 

AN ACT limiting amendments to warrant articles.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Souza, Hills. 43

 

COMMITTEE: Public and Municipal Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill limits amendments to petitioned warrant articles to minor textual corrections that do not change the intended effect of the article.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/08/2018   0818s

19Apr2018... 1300h

05/23/2018   2010CofC 18-2884

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT limiting amendments to warrant articles.

 

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

 

325:1  Town Meetings; Petitioned Warrant Articles.  Amend RSA 39:3 to read as follows:

39:3  Articles.  Upon the written application of 25 or more registered voters or 2 percent of the registered voters in town, whichever is less, although in no event shall fewer than 10 registered voters be sufficient, presented to the selectmen or one of them not later than the fifth Tuesday before the day prescribed for an annual meeting, the selectmen shall insert in their warrant for such meeting the petitioned article with only such minor textual changes as may be required.  Such corrections shall not in any way change the intended effect of the article as presented in the original language of the petition. For the purposes of this section, the number of registered voters in a town shall be the number of voters registered prior to the last state general election.  The right to have an article inserted in the warrant conferred by this section shall not be invalidated by the provisions of RSA 32.  In towns with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants upon the written application of 50 or more voters or 1/4 of the voters in town, whichever is fewer, and in towns with 10,000 or more inhabitants upon the written application of 5 percent of the registered voters in the town, so presented not less than 60 days before the next annual meeting, the selectmen shall warn a special meeting to act upon any question specified in such application.  The checklist for an annual or special town meeting shall be corrected by the supervisors of the checklist as provided in RSA 654:25-31.  Those persons qualified to vote whose names are on the corrected checklist shall be entitled to vote at the meeting.  The same checklist used at a recessed town meeting shall be used at any reconvened session of the same town meeting.  In no event shall a special town meeting be held on the biennial election day.

325:2  School Meetings; Warrant and Articles.  Amend RSA 197:6 to read as follows:

197:6  Warrant and Articles.  Upon the written application of 25 or more voters or 2 percent of the voters of the school district, whichever is less, although in no event shall fewer than 10 registered voters be sufficient, presented to the school board or one of them not later than 30 days before the date prescribed for the school district meeting or the second Tuesday in March, whichever is earlier, the school board shall insert in the school district warrant for such meeting the petitioned article with only such minor textual changes as may be required.  No article may be inserted after posting of said warrant.  Corrections to petitioned warrant articles shall not in any way change the intended effect of the article as presented in the original petition.  The right to have an article inserted in the warrant conferred by this section shall not be invalidated by the provisions of RSA 32.

325:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date: August 24, 2018

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1
Jan. 24, 2018 Hearing: 01/24/2018, Room 102, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 3
March 8, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0818s, 03/08/2018; SC 9
March 8, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0818s, AA, VV; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0818s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 7 P. 53
March 27, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 10:20 AM LOB 301
April 11, 2018 Executive Session: 04/11/2018 LOB 301
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1300h (Vote 14-0; CC)
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1300h for 04/19/2018 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 15 P. 8
April 19, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1300h: AA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 11
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1300h: MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 11
May 2, 2018 Sen. Gray Moved Nonconcur with the House Amendment; Requests C of C, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 2, 2018 President Appoints: Senators Gray, Giuda, Kahn; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 10, 2018 House Accedes to Senate Request for CofC (Rep. J. Belanger): MA VV 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Matthews, Treleaven, Sterling, J. Belanger 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Conferee Change: Rep. J. Graham Replaces Rep. J. Belanger 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Conferee Change: Rep. Hinch Replaces Rep. Sterling 05/10/2018
May 15, 2018 Committee of Conference Meeting: 05/15/2018, 01:30 pm, Room 103, LOB
May 17, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-2010c Filed 05/17/2018; As Amended by the House
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report 2010c: Adopted, VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-2010c, Adopted, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
June 25, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0325; Effective 08/24/2018 SC 27
June 25, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/25/2018; Chapter 0325; Effective 08/24/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2018 House Hearing
April 11, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 19, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 17, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB506 Revision: 2762 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
SB506 Revision: 3220 Date: March 8, 2018, 8:33 p.m.
SB506 Revision: 3516 Date: April 19, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
SB506 Revision: 3936 Date: May 23, 2018, 1:04 p.m.
SB506 Revision: 4245 Date: June 27, 2018, 8:57 a.m.