Bill Details - HB146 (2019)

HB 146 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

14Feb2019... 0049h

05/02/2019   1629s

2019 SESSION

19-0081

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 146

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of defective ballots.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that a ballot shall be counted in any municipal vote if the intent of the voter can be determined, regardless of whether the voter followed any voting instructions issued prior to the vote.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14Feb2019... 0049h

05/02/2019   1629s 19-0081

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of defective ballots.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Conduct of Voting; Intent of the Voter.  Amend RSA 40 by inserting after section 4-f the following new section:

40:4-g  Intent of the Voter.  In any vote conducted pursuant to this chapter, every ballot shall be counted if the intent of the voter can be determined, regardless of whether the voter followed any instructions relative to marking the ballot provided before the vote.

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 11:20 am LOB 301
Jan. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0049h (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0049h for 02/14/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 11 P. 9
Feb. 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0049h: AA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 19
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0049h: 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, 09:45 am; SC 16
May 2, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1629s, 05/02/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 20
May 2, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1629s, AA, VV; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 2, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1629s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 23, 2019 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1629s (Rep. Carson): MA VV 05/23/2019

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

HB146 Revision: 4360 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
HB146 Revision: 5360 Date: Feb. 15, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
HB146 Revision: 5802 Date: May 2, 2019, 12:48 p.m.