SB 106 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 106
SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15
COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
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:
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.
|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)|
|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|
|May 23, 2019||House||Floor Vote|