Bill Text - HB202 (2019)

Revision: Dec. 27, 2018, 8:51 a.m.

HB 202 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0205

11/10

 

HOUSE BILL 202

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for presidential primary candidates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that any presidential primary candidate file 5 years' worth of his or her federal income tax returns along with his or her declaration of candidacy to the secretary of state, and requires the secretary of state to certify and make publicly available such tax returns.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0205

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for presidential primary candidates.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Presidential Nominations; Federal Income Tax Returns.  Amend RSA 655 by inserting after section 48 the following new section:

655:48-a  Federal Income Tax Returns.  No candidate for the office of president shall have his or her name placed on the ballot for the presidential primary unless the candidate shall submit to the secretary of state at the time of filing the declaration of candidacy his or her federal income tax returns for the immediately preceding 5 years.  The secretary of state shall certify and make publicly available all such tax returns.

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