HB504 (2019) Detail

Relative to election-related amendments to the United States Constitution.


HB 504 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0147

11/01

 

HOUSE BILL 504

 

AN ACT relative to election-related amendments to the United States Constitution.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0147

11/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to election-related amendments to the United States Constitution.

 

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

 

1  Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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.

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

VETOED July 10, 2019

Veto Sustained September 18, 2019

Links

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HB504 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
May 1, 2019 Senate Hearing
June 6, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB504 Revision: 6550 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
HB504 Revision: 6171 Date: June 6, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
HB504 Revision: 4781 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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