Bill Details - HB370 (2019)

CHAPTER 105

HB 370 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0590

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 370

 

AN ACT relative to membership on city and town planning boards.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cloutier, Sull. 10; Rep. Merchant, Sull. 4; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. O'Hearne, Sull. 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the prohibition against appointed city planning board members holding other municipal office, and permits any 2 appointed or elected members of a city or town planning board to serve on other municipal boards or commissions, subject to certain restrictions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0590

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to membership on city and town planning boards.

 

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

 

105:1  Local Land Use Boards; Appointment, Number and Terms of Alternate Members.  Amend RSA 673:6, IV to read as follows:

IV.  Every alternate member appointed to a planning board under this section shall comply with the multiple membership requirements of RSA 673:7, I [and II].

105:2  Local Land Use Boards; Planning Board Members Serving on Other Local Boards.  Amend RSA 673:7 to read as follows:

673:7  Planning Board Members Serving on Other Local Boards.

I.  [In the case of towns,] Any 2 appointed or elected members of the planning board in a city or town may also serve together on any other municipal board or commission, except that no more than one appointed or elected member of the planning board shall serve on the conservation commission, the local governing body, or a local land use board as defined in RSA 672:7.

[II.  In cities, appointed members shall not hold any other municipal office, except that:

(a)  One of the appointed members may be a member of the zoning board of adjustment;

(b)  Either one appointed member or one ex officio member may be a member of the conservation commission if one exists in the city; and

(c)  Either one appointed member or one ex officio member may be a member of the heritage commission, the historic district commission, the agricultural commission, the housing commission, or all 4 if such commissions exist in the municipality.]

[III.] II.  In counties in which there are located unincorporated towns or unorganized places, the county commissioners shall determine which members of the planning board for those towns and places, if any, may serve on other municipal boards or commissions.

105:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 21, 2019

Effective Date: August 20, 2019

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 11
Feb. 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
Feb. 26, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-8; RC)
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/19/2019 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 16 P. 30
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0666h
March 20, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0666h: AF VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 16
March 20, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 16
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 12
April 10, 2019 Hearing: 04/10/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 17
April 11, 2019 Hearing: 04/11/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 17
May 2, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 20
May 2, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 15, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 05/15/2019); SJ 17
May 8, 2019 Enrolled 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 101
June 21, 2019 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/21/2019; Chapter 105; Eff: 08/20/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 10, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB370 Revision: 4632 Date: Jan. 7, 2019, 2:46 p.m.
HB370 Revision: 5798 Date: May 2, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
HB370 Revision: 6390 Date: June 24, 2019, 9:57 a.m.