Bill Details - SB48 (2019)

SB 48  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0976

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 48

 

AN ACT relative to the city chief election officer.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the position of city chief elections officer and places the duties thereof with the city clerk.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0976

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the city chief election officer.

 

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

 

1  Chief Elections Officer; City Clerk.  Amend RSA 659:9-a to red as possible:

659:9-a  City [Chief Elections Officer Duties] Clerk Uniform Practices.  The city [chief elections officer] clerk shall establish uniform practices and procedures that conform to state and federal law for the conduct of elections at all polling places within the city.  The moderators and other election officials who conduct elections at the individual polling places within the city shall comply with the uniform procedures established for the city by the city [chief elections officer] clerk.  The secretary of state shall resolve any conflicting interpretations of state and federal laws arising between the [chief elections officer] city clerk and other election officials.  The legislative body of any city may vote to have the duties of the ward officers relative to the selection and equipping of polling places assigned to the city [chief elections officer] clerk.

2  Repeal.  RSA 652:14-a, relative to city chief elections officers, is repealed.

3  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
Jan. 23, 2019 Hearing: 01/23/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:15 am; SC 7
March 14, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/14/2019; SC 13
March 14, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 03/14/2019; SJ 8

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB48 Revision: 4995 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 3:07 p.m.