Bill Details - HB344 (2019)

HB 344 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0670

10/06

 

HOUSE BILL 344

 

AN ACT relative to gifts, honorariums, and expense reimbursements of county elected officials.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Williams, Hills. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows the county delegation for each county to examine the reports and enforce compliance with the prohibitions and reporting requirements for gifts, honorariums, or expense reimbursements for its county elected officials.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0670

10/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to gifts, honorariums, and expense reimbursements of county elected officials.

 

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

 

1  County Officials; Gifts, Honorariums or Expense Reimbursements.  Amend RSA 15-B:8 to read as follows:

15-B:8  Forms; Place of Filing.  The secretary of state shall furnish all forms required under this chapter.  All persons filing a report under this chapter shall file with the secretary of state, except that county officers included in the definition of elected official in RSA 15-B:2, III shall provide a copy of all filings to the chairperson of his or her county delegation.  The reports shall be held in the original form for 6 years from the date of filing, after which time they may be destroyed.  The public information on the forms shall be available to the public in the form of a photocopy or an electronic record.  The secretary of state shall, as soon as is practical, implement an electronic record keeping system that makes the public information in the reports required by this chapter available to the public through the Internet.

2  County Officials; Gifts, Honorariums or Expense Reimbursements.  Amend RSA 15-B:10 to read as follows:

15-B:10  Examination of Reports.  It shall be the duty of the attorney general to examine the reports which are made under this chapter to the secretary of state and to compel such returns be made to comply with the law.  In addition, the county delegation for each county may examine the reports  and enforce compliance with the provisions of this chapter as they apply to the county officers of their county, as included in the definition of elected official in RSA 15-B:2, III.

3  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. 46
Jan. 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Jan. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 17-1; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/14/2019 (Vote 17-1; CC) HC 11 P. 10
Feb. 14, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 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

Bill Text Revisions

HB344 Revision: 4317 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 12:49 p.m.