HB1170 (2020) Detail

Adding a definition of "reasonably described" to the right-to-know law.


HB 1170 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2217

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1170

 

AN ACT adding a definition of "reasonably described" to the right-to-know law.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill inserts a definition of "reasonably described" for purposes of retrieval of public records under the right-to-know law.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2217

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT adding a definition of "reasonably described" to the right-to-know law.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Right-to-Know Law; Definition Added.  Amend RSA 91-A:1-a by inserting after paragraph VI  the following new paragraph:

VII.  "Reasonably described" means a document is identified with necessary specificity to allow a public employee to retrieve it without making an extensive search and, at a minimum, by date or a range of dates not exceeding 30 days, by type, which means by letter, minutes, or a report, and by title or subject matter.  

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

Links

HB1170 at GenCourtMobile
HB1170 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1170 Revision: 6800 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 12
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 10:30 am LOB 208
Feb. 18, 2020 Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208