HB1186 (2020) Detail

Establishing a committee to study the filing of certain organizational income reports with the secretary of state.


HB 1186 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2251

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1186

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the filing of certain organizational income reports with the secretary of state.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wells, Merr. 1; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2251

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the filing of certain organizational income reports with the secretary of state.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the filing of certain organizational income reports with the secretary of state.

2  Membership and Compensation.

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.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

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.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1186 at GenCourtMobile
HB1186 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1186 Revision: 6823 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:16 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 10 P. 35
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-9; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0577h
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 101
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8