SB 68 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 68
SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15
COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs
This bill allows for the limited release of certain data contained in the centralized voter registration database pursuant to court order when such release is necessary to protect the right to vote from infringement.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
VI. The voter database shall be private and confidential and shall not be subject to RSA 91-A and RSA 654:31, nor shall it or any of the information contained therein be disclosed pursuant to a subpoena or civil litigation discovery request, except when a court of competent jurisdiction finds that limited release of data, excluding names and social security numbers, is reasonably necessary to determine whether the right to vote is being infringed upon and to protect the right to vote from such infringements, in which case it can authorize the release of such data to the extent necessary and subject to an appropriate protective order to guard against unauthorized dissemination. The secretary of state is authorized to provide voter database record data to the administrative office of the courts to assist in the preparation of master jury lists pursuant to RSA 500-A and to the clerk of the District Court of the United States for the District of New Hampshire to assist in the preparation of federal court jury lists. The voter checklist for a town or city shall be available pursuant to RSA 654:31. Any person who discloses information from the voter database in any manner not authorized by this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 4|
|Jan. 30, 2019||Hearing: 01/30/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 8|
|March 7, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/07/2019; SC 12|
|March 7, 2019||Without Objection, Sen. Cavanaugh Moved the Question, MA; 03/07/2019; SJ 7|
|March 7, 2019||Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Election Law HJ 11 P. 69|
|April 16, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/16/2019 01:30 pm LOB 308|
|April 25, 2019||Executive Session: 04/25/2019 11:00 am LOB 308|
|May 23, 2019||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/23/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 25 P. 9|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-8; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Jan. 30, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 7, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 16, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 25, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 23, 2019||House||Floor Vote|