Bill Details - SB106 (2019)

SB 106 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/28/2019   1200s

2019 SESSION

19-0982

05/04

 

SENATE BILL 106

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the definition of political advocacy organization for purposes of the political expenditures and contribution laws.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/28/2019   1200s 19-0982

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.

 

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

 

1  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Definition of Political Advocacy Organization.  Amend RSA 664:2, XXII to read as follows:

XXII.  "Political advocacy organization" means any entity, including, but not limited to, an organization described in RSA 664:2, III, that [spends $5,000] makes expenditures of $2,500 or more in a calendar year to pay for [a communication that is functionally equivalent to express advocacy because, when taken as a whole, such communication is likely to be interpreted by a reasonable person only as advocating the election or defeat of] communications that refer to a clearly identified candidate or candidates or the success or defeat of a measure or measures, [taking into account whether the communication involved mentions a candidacy or a political party, or takes a position on a candidate's character, qualifications, or fitness for office] and are publicly distributed within 60 days before a primary or general election to an audience that includes members of the electorate for the office sought by the candidate or one or more of the candidates, regardless of whether the communication or communications expressly advocate a vote for or against the candidate or candidates or for the success or defeat of a measure or measures.  In this paragraph, expenditures do not include expenses for candidate forums, including, but not limited to, spending for advertisements, marketing, or event expenses.

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 Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 4
March 13, 2019 Hearing: 03/13/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 12
March 27, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1200s, 03/27/2019; SC 15
March 28, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1200s, 03/28/2019; SC 15
March 28, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1200s, AA, VV; 03/28/2019; SJ 11
March 28, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1200s, RC 24Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/28/2019; SJ 11
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Election Law HJ 11 P. 73
April 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/16/2019 10:00 am LOB 308
April 25, 2019 Executive Session: 04/25/2019 11:00 am LOB 308
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/23/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 25 P. 4
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; CC)

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 13, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 28, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 16, 2019 House Hearing
April 25, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB106 Revision: 5103 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
SB106 Revision: 5685 Date: March 28, 2019, 1:38 p.m.