Bill Text - HB1169 (2020)

Relative to requiring a roll call vote when one member of a public body participates electronically.


Revision: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

HB 1169 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2216

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1169

 

AN ACT relative to requiring a roll call vote when one member of a public body participates electronically.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. O'Brien, Hills. 36; Rep. Klee, Hills. 30

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill eliminates the requirement that when a member of a public body is participating in a meeting by electronic or other means of communication, all votes must be by roll call vote.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2216

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to requiring a roll call vote when one member of a public body participates electronically.

 

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

 

1  Right-to-Know Law; Meetings Open to the Public.  Amend RSA 91-A:2, III(e) to read as follows:

(e)  A member participating in a meeting by the means described in this paragraph is deemed to be present at the meeting for purposes of voting.  [All votes taken during such a meeting shall be by roll call vote.]

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

HB 1169 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2216

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1169

 

AN ACT relative to requiring a roll call vote when one member of a public body participates electronically.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. O'Brien, Hills. 36; Rep. Klee, Hills. 30

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill eliminates the requirement that when a member of a public body is participating in a meeting by electronic or other means of communication, all votes must be by roll call vote.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2216

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to requiring a roll call vote when one member of a public body participates electronically.

 

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

 

1  Right-to-Know Law; Meetings Open to the Public.  Amend RSA 91-A:2, III(e) to read as follows:

(e)  A member participating in a meeting by the means described in this paragraph is deemed to be present at the meeting for purposes of voting.  [All votes taken during such a meeting shall be by roll call vote.]

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.