Bill Text - HB152 (2019)

Revision: Dec. 27, 2018, 8:58 a.m.

HB 152 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0092

11/08

 

HOUSE BILL 152

 

AN ACT increasing the threshold for reporting by political committees.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 20

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the dollar threshold for reporting by political committees.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0092

11/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT increasing the threshold for reporting by political committees.

 

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

 

1  Reporting by Political Committee.  Amend RSA 664:6, I to read as follows:

I.  Any political committee whose receipts or expenditures exceed $500 shall file with the secretary of state an itemized statement in the form prescribed by the secretary of state, signed by its chairman and treasurer showing each of its receipts exceeding [$25] $100 with the full name and postal address of the contributor in alphabetical order and the amount of the contribution, the date it was received, and the aggregate total for each election for each contributor of over $100.  Statements shall be filed not later than the first Wednesday in June and December after the state general election and before the filing deadline established in RSA 655:14, after which statements shall be filed no later than the Wednesday 12 weeks immediately preceding a primary election, before 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and shall cover the period from the day of the committee registration up to and including the Monday before the statement is due.  All receipts of [$25] $100 or under shall appear on the statements as unitemized receipts.  Any listing that exceeds an individual's aggregate total of $100 for each election shall be accompanied by the contributor's occupation including official job title, the name of the contributor's employer, and the city or town of the contributor's principal place of business, if any.  The statement shall also show each committee expenditure exceeding [$25] $100 with the full name and postal address of the payee or promise of payment, the date paid or obligated, and the election for which the expenditure was made, with the specific nature and amount of each expenditure since the date of the registration.

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