Bill Text - HB398 (2019)

Relative to New Hampshire MasoniCare.


Revision: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:41 a.m.

CHAPTER 12

HB 398 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0413

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 398

 

AN ACT relative to New Hampshire MasoniCare.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the membership requirements for the New Hampshire Masonicare board of trustees.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0413

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to New Hampshire MasoniCare.

 

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

 

12:1  New Hampshire Masonicare; Board of Trustees.  Amend 1883, 194:4, as amended by 1935, 274:1, 1941, 271:1, and 2010, 30:4, to read as follows:

SECT. 4.  The officers of this corporation shall be a president, a vice-president, a clerk, a treasurer, with such duties respectively as usually attach to those offices, and a board of not less than 12 and not more than sixteen trustees, [nine] the majority of whom shall be Freemasons in good standing of a regular Masonic Lodge in the state of New Hampshire.  The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire shall be a nonvoting, ex officio member of the board of trustees.  The members of the board of trustees shall be elected by the corporation, and shall hold their offices for such time as may be provided for in the bylaws.  The board of trustees shall have the management and control of all the affairs of the corporation and shall have and be vested with all its powers, and shall operate through the provisions of its president, who will act as the executive officer.  The president of the corporation, appointed by the board, shall be a compensated professional and a regular full-time employee of the corporation, who shall have all the executive powers and rights with which to make operating decisions in the best interests of the corporation.  The board shall elect annually a chairman, who shall be also the vice-president of the corporation, a clerk, who shall be also the clerk of the corporation, and be sworn to the faithful discharge of his or her duty, and a treasurer of the corporation, who shall give bond with sufficient sureties to the satisfaction of the board.  All of said elective officers shall continue in office until their successors are chosen and qualified.  In case of vacancy, said trustees may at any meeting fill the same.

12:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 10, 2019

Effective Date: July 09, 2019

CHAPTER 12

HB 398 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0413

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 398

 

AN ACT relative to New Hampshire MasoniCare.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the membership requirements for the New Hampshire Masonicare board of trustees.

 

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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.

19-0413

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to New Hampshire MasoniCare.

 

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

 

12:1  New Hampshire Masonicare; Board of Trustees.  Amend 1883, 194:4, as amended by 1935, 274:1, 1941, 271:1, and 2010, 30:4, to read as follows:

SECT. 4.  The officers of this corporation shall be a president, a vice-president, a clerk, a treasurer, with such duties respectively as usually attach to those offices, and a board of not less than 12 and not more than sixteen trustees, [nine] the majority of whom shall be Freemasons in good standing of a regular Masonic Lodge in the state of New Hampshire.  The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire shall be a nonvoting, ex officio member of the board of trustees.  The members of the board of trustees shall be elected by the corporation, and shall hold their offices for such time as may be provided for in the bylaws.  The board of trustees shall have the management and control of all the affairs of the corporation and shall have and be vested with all its powers, and shall operate through the provisions of its president, who will act as the executive officer.  The president of the corporation, appointed by the board, shall be a compensated professional and a regular full-time employee of the corporation, who shall have all the executive powers and rights with which to make operating decisions in the best interests of the corporation.  The board shall elect annually a chairman, who shall be also the vice-president of the corporation, a clerk, who shall be also the clerk of the corporation, and be sworn to the faithful discharge of his or her duty, and a treasurer of the corporation, who shall give bond with sufficient sureties to the satisfaction of the board.  All of said elective officers shall continue in office until their successors are chosen and qualified.  In case of vacancy, said trustees may at any meeting fill the same.

12:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 10, 2019

Effective Date: July 09, 2019