Bill Details - HB143 (2019)

HB 143 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0078

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 143

 

AN ACT relative to incompatibility of offices.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. McLean, Hills. 44; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40; Rep. St. John, Hills. 27; Rep. Beaulieu, Hills. 45; Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits any person from serving on 2 boards or committees at the same time if decisions of one board or committee are appealable to the other.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0078

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to incompatibility of offices.

 

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

 

1  Incompatible Offices; Service on Certain Boards or Committees.  Amend RSA 669:7, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall at the same time hold any 2 of the following offices: selectman, treasurer, moderator, trustee of trust funds, collector of taxes, auditor and highway agent.  No person shall at the same time hold any 2 of the following offices: town treasurer, moderator, trustee of trust funds, selectman and head of the town's police department on full-time duty.  No person shall at the same time hold the offices of town treasurer and town clerk.  No person shall at the same time serve on 2 boards or committees if decisions of one are appealable to the other.  No full-time town employee shall at the same time hold the office of selectman.  No official handling funds of a town shall at the same time hold the office of auditor.  No selectman, moderator, town clerk or inspector of elections shall at the same time serve as a supervisor of the checklist.  No selectman, town manager, school board member except a cooperative school board member, full-time town, village district, school district except a cooperative school district, or other associated agency employee or village district commissioner shall at the same time serve as a budget committee member-at-large under RSA 32.

2  Appeals to the Zoning Board of Adjustment; Incompatible Offices.  Amend RSA 676:5, I to read as follows:

I.  Appeals to the board of adjustment concerning any matter within the board's powers as set forth in RSA 674:33 may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board, or bureau of the municipality affected by any decision of the administrative officer, provided that no person shall at the same time serve on a zoning board of adjustment while serving on a board or committee whose decisions may be appealed to the zoning board.  Such appeal shall be taken within a reasonable time, as provided by the rules of the board, by filing with the officer from whom the appeal is taken and with the board a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof.  The officer from whom the appeal is taken shall forthwith transmit to the board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 39
Jan. 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
Jan. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Feb. 14, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/14/2019 (Vote 14-5; RC) HC 11 P. 17
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 14-5; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 14, 2019 Recommit (Rep. Carson): MA VV 02/14/2019
Feb. 26, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Retained in Committee

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB143 Revision: 4358 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:54 p.m.