HB 504 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 504
SPONSORS: Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Vann, Hills. 24; Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21
COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration
This bill calls upon Congress to support election-related amendments to the United States Constitution.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
I. The general court hereby calls upon the United States Congress to support a constitutional amendment containing the following language:
"Section I. Congress and State Legislatures shall regulate the role of money in elections and governance to ensure transparency, prevent corruption, and protect against the buying of access to or influence over representatives. No such regulation shall be deemed in violation of freedom of speech rights in the Constitution of the United States or its Amendments.
Section II. Legislative districts or districting plans shall not intentionally or unduly favor or disfavor any political party. Within twelve months of ratification, all federal and state district lines shall be redrawn to conform hereto."
II. Within 6 months of the effective date of this section, the general court shall hold one public hearing to be attended by 6 members of the house of representatives, 3 from each the 2 largest parties, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and 2 members of the senate, one from each the 2 largest parties, appointed by the president of the senate to record public comments on such an amendment, to be forwarded to New Hampshire's congressional delegation along with the notification of the passage of this act.
VETOED July 10, 2019
Veto Sustained September 18, 2019
|Jan. 24, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 7, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|May 1, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|June 6, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 3 P. 17|
|Jan. 24, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 11:15 am LOB 303|
|Feb. 13, 2019||Executive Session: 02/13/2019 12:30 pm LOB 303|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 8-6; RC)|
|March 7, 2019||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/07/2019 (Vote 8-6; RC) HC 14 P. 15|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 7, 2019||Lay on Table (Rep. Baldasaro): MF DV 161-183 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 52|
|March 7, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA DV 200-149 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 52|
|March 14, 2019||Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 9|
|May 1, 2019||Hearing: 05/01/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:20 am; SC 20|
|June 6, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 06/06/2019; SC 25|
|June 6, 2019||Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 06/06/2019; SJ 19|
|June 13, 2019||Enrolled (In recess 06/13/2019); SJ 21|
|June 13, 2019||Enrolled 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 18|
|June 10, 2019||Vetoed by Governor Sununu 06/10/2019|
|July 10, 2019||Vetoed by Governor Sununu 07/10/2019|
|Sept. 18, 2019||Veto Sustained 09/18/2019: RC 221-157 Lacking Necessary Two-Thirds Vote HJ 21 P. 36|