HB122 (2019) Detail

(New Title) allowing for gifts, grants, and donations to legislative employees or officers for expenses associated with state and national legislative association events.


CHAPTER 206

HB 122 - FINAL VERSION

 

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HOUSE BILL 122

 

AN ACT allowing for gifts, grants, and donations to legislative employees or officers for expenses associated with state and national legislative association events.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schuett, Merr. 20; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill excludes from legislative prohibitions the solicitation and acceptance of gifts, grants, or donations by legislative employees or officers for the underwriting of expenses associated with certain official state and national legislative association events.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT allowing for gifts, grants, and donations to legislative employees or officers for expenses associated with state and national legislative association events.

 

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

 

206:1  New Subparagraph; Gifts and Honorariums; Legislature; Definition of Gift; Exclusion Added.  Amend RSA 14-C:2, IV(b) by inserting after subparagraph (14) the following new subparagraph:

(15)  Gifts, grants, or donations to legislative employees or legislative officers for the underwriting of expenses associated with an official meeting, conference, or event of a state or national legislative association to which the general court pays dues and which includes among its membership the New Hampshire general court, officers, or staff.

206:2  Gifts and Honorariums; Solicitation or Acceptance.  Amend RSA 14-C:3, III to read as follows:

III.(a) It shall be unlawful for any legislator or legislative employee to solicit or to knowingly accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, as defined in this chapter, or to fail to meet the reporting requirements of this chapter.  

(b)  The prohibition in subparagraph (a) shall not apply to legislative employees or officers who solicit or accept gifts, grants, or donations on behalf of an official meeting, conference, or event held within the state of New Hampshire of a state or national legislative association to which the general court pays dues and which includes among its membership the New Hampshire general court, officers, or staff.  Any legislative employee or officer who receives gifts, grants, or donations pursuant to this subparagraph shall disclose the source and amount of any gift, grant, or donation to the office of the secretary of state.

206:3  New Paragraph; Duty to Report; Legislative Employees or Legislative Officers.  Amend RSA 14-C:4 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III.  A legislative employee or legislative officer who solicits or accepts gifts, grants, or donations for the underwriting of expenses associated with holding an official meeting, conference, or event of a state or national legislative association to which the general court pays dues, and which includes among its membership the New Hampshire general court, officers, or staff, under RSA 14-C:2, IV(b)(15), shall file a report with the secretary of state no later than the last day of the month following the month during which the official meeting, conference, or event was held.  Such report shall include an itemized listing of all individuals, corporations, or other entities from whom the legislative employee or legislative officer received a donation, the value of the donation, date received, and name of the legislative association benefiting from the donation.  The report shall be established by the secretary of state, shall be public, and shall contain the same information and affirmations required under RSA 14-C:5.

206:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 12, 2019

Effective Date: July 12, 2019

Links

HB122 at GenCourtMobile
HB122 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
May 15, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 16, 2019 Senate Hearing
Senate Floor Vote
May 30, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB122 Revision: 6553 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
HB122 Revision: 6331 Date: June 13, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
HB122 Revision: 6104 Date: May 30, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
HB122 Revision: 5358 Date: Feb. 15, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
HB122 Revision: 4367 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:14 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 2 P. 38
Jan. 23, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 303
Jan. 30, 2019 Executive Session: 01/30/2019 01:00 pm LOB 303
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0120h (Vote 14-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0120h for 02/14/2019 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 11 P. 8
Feb. 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0120h: AA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 17
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0120h: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 17
March 7, 2019 Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 8
May 15, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 05/15/2019, Room 101, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 20
May 16, 2019 ==RESCHEDULED== Hearing: 05/16/2019, Room 101, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 21
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2202s; Vote 5-0; CC
May 30, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2202s, 05/30/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 24
May 30, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-2202s, AA, VV; 05/30/2019; SJ 18
May 30, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2202s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/30/2019; SJ 18
June 13, 2019 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2202s (Rep. Ley): MA VV 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 10
June 27, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019 Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 53
July 12, 2019 Signed by Governor Sununu 07/12/2019; Chapter 206; Eff: 07/12/2019