HB1202 (2020) Detail

Relative to matters discussed in nonpublic session under the right-to-know law.


HB 1202-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2322

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1202-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to matters discussed in nonpublic session under the right-to-know law.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 6; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the rights of an individual being discussed in a nonpublic session 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2322

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to matters discussed in nonpublic session under the right-to-know law.

 

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

 

1  Right-to-Know Law; Nonpublic Sessions.  Amend RSA 91-A:3, II(c) to read as follows:

(c)(1) Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of the public body itself, unless such person requests an open meeting.  The person to be discussed shall be notified, in writing, at least 48 hours prior to the nonpublic session; provided, that notification may be waived upon written agreement of the parties.  Such person shall be afforded the opportunity to:

(A)  Be present at the session during discussions and decisions which involve that person.

(B)  Have counsel or a representative of his or her own choosing present and attending for the purpose of advising the individual and not for the purpose of active participation in the session.

(C)  Speak on his or her own behalf.

(D)  At the person's option, record the session by audio recording or transcription, at the person's expense.

(2)  This exemption shall extend to any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine, or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant.

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

Links

HB1202 at GenCourtMobile
HB1202 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1202 Revision: 6834 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 13
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 11:00 am LOB 208
Feb. 18, 2020 Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 16-3; RC) HC 10 P. 61
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 16-3; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 12, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/12/2020