Bill Details - SB157 (2019)

SB 157  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0992

11/03

 

SENATE BILL 157

 

AN ACT making undeclared voters eligible to be inspectors.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Bordy, Hills. 28; Rep. Bergeron, Hills. 29; Rep. Thompson, Ches. 14; Rep. Fields, Belk. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that any inspectors of election appointed by selectmen to fill unappointed inspector positions shall be made in equal numbers from both political parties and from undeclared voters.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0992

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT making undeclared voters eligible to be inspectors.

 

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

 

1  Pre-Election Procedure; Inspectors of Election; Appointment.  Amend RSA 658:2 to read as follows:

658:2  Appointment.  Each state political committee of the 2 political parties which received the largest number of votes cast for governor at the last previous general election is authorized through their respective chairmen to appoint between May 15 and July 15 of each general election year 2 inspectors of election to act at each polling place.  If the number of voters qualified to vote at a polling place shall exceed 2,000, said political committees may each appoint for such polling place one additional inspector for each 1,500 qualified voters or fraction thereof in excess of 2,000.  By April 15 of each general election year, the secretary of state shall provide a list to the chairman of each such state political committee of the number of inspectors of election that should be appointed for each town or ward.  Each such state political committee may also appoint such equal number of additional inspectors as the moderator considers necessary for the efficient conduct of the election.  On or before July 15, the chairmen of said political committees shall notify the appointees and the town or ward clerk concerned as to appointments made under this authority.  If any such appointments are not made by said political committees and proper notification thereof given on or before July 15, then the appointments shall be made by the selectmen of the town or ward in equal numbers from said 2 political parties and from undeclared voters.

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 6, 2019 Hearing: 03/06/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 12
March 28, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1191s, 03/28/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 15
March 27, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1191s, 03/27/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 15

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 6, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 28, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB157 Revision: 5132 Date: Jan. 22, 2019, 9:08 a.m.