HB 345 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
HOUSE BILL 345
SPONSORS: Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. Bergeron, Hills. 29
COMMITTEE: Election Law
This bill requires the ballot law commission to approve a new secure electronic ballot counting device at regular intervals.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
656:41 Approval by Ballot Law Commission. The ballot law commission shall act as a board to examine devices for the electronic counting of ballots. The commission shall, whenever requested, examine any device which may be capable of meeting the requirements for elections held in this state and shall, at least every 5 years, review current and new devices to determine whether the devices require upgrading. The commission, after such review, shall file an explanatory report with the secretary of state within 30 days of its determination that outlines the basis for its determination, taking into account such factors as hardware and software standards, policies and procedures, security requirements, and usability. The commission shall approve [such] a device upon request in its discretion, and no device shall be used in any election in this state unless it reads the voter's choice on a paper ballot and is of a type so approved by the ballot law commission. Any device that is altered must be re-approved before it is used in any election in this state. For the purposes of this section, a device shall be considered altered if any mechanical or electronic part, hardware, software, or programming has been altered.
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 46|
|Jan. 10, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/10/2019 10:00 am LOB 305-307|
|Feb. 6, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 308|
|Feb. 12, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 11:00 am LOB 308|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0385h (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0385h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 13 P. 6|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0385h: AA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 8|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0385h: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 8|
|March 14, 2019||Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 9|
|April 24, 2019||Hearing: 04/24/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 19|
|May 15, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/15/2019; SC 22|
|May 15, 2019||Sen. Gray Floor Amendment # 2019-1899s, AF, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16|
|May 15, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16|
|Jan. 10, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 24, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|May 15, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|