Bill Text - HB246 (2019)

Revision: Dec. 27, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

HB 246 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0297

04/01

 

HOUSE BILL 246

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for corrupt practices.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Marple, Merr. 24; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8; Rep. Burt, Hills. 39; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a public servant who remains silent and fails to be accountable shall be guilty of fraud.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0297

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for corrupt practices.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Bribery in Official and Political Matters.  Amend RSA 640:2 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  Any public servant who remains silent and fails to be accountable as expressed in article 8 of the New Hampshire Bill of Rights, shall ipso facto be deemed guilty of fraud and shall be subject to the penalty contained in RSA 92:2.  

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