HB 1186 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1186
SPONSORS: Rep. Wells, Merr. 1; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40
COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs
This bill establishes a committee to study the filing of certain organizational income reports with the secretary of state.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. Examine a sample of for-profit and non-profit advocacy and lobbyist organizations' income reports and related documents filed with the secretary of state to determine whether the filings are accurate and complete.
II. Determine whether such disclosures are consistent with the organization's mission and actions, as well as any related documents filed by the organization with the department of state, corporation division and the Internal Revenue Service.
III. Refer appropriate cases to the attorney general or secretary of state for further investigation and review.
IV. Make recommendations to improve disclosure, transparency, and accountability in the filing of organizational income reports with the secretary of state.
4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.
|Jan. 22, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 4, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 13|
|Jan. 22, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 10:00 am LOB 302|
|Jan. 31, 2020||Subcommittee Work Session: 01/31/2020 09:30 am LOB 302|
|Feb. 4, 2020||Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 302|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-9; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0577h|