Bill Details - HB106 (2019)

HB 106 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0013

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 106

 

AN ACT relative to the terms "resident," "inhabitant," "residence," and "residency."

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 6; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Huot, Belk. 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the general statutory definitions of "resident or inhabitant" and "residence or residency" to include an intent to maintain a principal place of physical presence for the indefinite future.  The bill restores language removed from the law in 2018, 370 (HB 1264).

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0013

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the terms "resident," "inhabitant," "residence," and "residency."

 

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

 

1  Statutory Construction; Resident; Inhabitant.  Amend RSA 21:6 and 21:6-a to read as follows:

21:6  Resident; Inhabitant.  A resident or inhabitant or both of this state and of any city, town or other political subdivision of this state shall be a person who is domiciled or has a place of abode or both in this state and in any city, town or other political subdivision of this state, and who has, through all of his or her actions, demonstrated a current intent to designate that place of abode as his or her principal place of physical presence for the indefinite future to the exclusion of all others.

21:6-a  Residence.  Residence or residency shall mean a person's place of abode or domicile.  The place of abode or domicile is that designated by a person as his or her principal place of physical presence for the indefinite future to the exclusion of all others.  Such residence or residency shall not be interrupted or lost by a temporary absence from it, if there is an intent to return to such residence or residency as the principal place of physical presence.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect on July 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 37
Jan. 10, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/10/2019 01:00 pm LOB 305-307
Feb. 12, 2019 Executive Session: 02/12/2019 11:00 am LOB 308
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-8; RC)
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/07/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 14 P. 10
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA RC 213-154 03/07/2019
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 9
March 27, 2019 Hearing: 03/27/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 15

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB106 Revision: 4389 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 1:16 p.m.