Bill Details - HB145 (2019)

HB 145 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0080

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 145

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of secret ballots.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. Beaulieu, Hills. 45; Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a ballot shall not be disregarded for failure to follow instructions if the voter's intent is clear.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0080

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of secret ballots.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Secret Ballot; Clear Intent.  Amend RSA 40:4-a by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  In any vote conducted under paragraph I, every ballot shall be counted if the intent of the voter is clear, regardless of whether the voter followed instructions.

2  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 11:00 am LOB 301
Jan. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/14/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 11 P. 9
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 19
March 7, 2019 Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 8
April 3, 2019 Hearing: 04/03/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 16
May 2, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate; Vote 5-0; CC; 05/02/2019; SC 20

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
April 3, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB145 Revision: 4359 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:57 p.m.