Bill Details - HB553 (2019)

HB 553 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0439

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 553

 

AN ACT relative to the amendment of petitioned warrant articles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a quorum to be present at the deliberative session of the annual meeting  in order to amend a petitioned warrant article in towns that have adopted the official ballot referenda form of meeting.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0439

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the amendment of petitioned warrant articles.

 

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

 

1  New Subparagraph; Official Ballot Referenda; Amendment of Petitioned Warrant Articles.  Amend RSA 40:13, IV by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following new subparagraph:

(d)  A quorum must be present to amend a petitioned warrant article.  For purposes of this paragraph, a quorum means 50 percent or more of the number of voters who cast ballots during the second session of the previous annual meeting.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 19
Jan. 30, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/30/2019 02:30 pm LOB 301
Feb. 26, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 14, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/14/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 15 P. 5
March 14, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 10

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 14, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB553 Revision: 4827 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 1:04 p.m.