HB1279 (2020) Detail

Relative to the terms resident, inhabitant, residence, and residency.


HB 1279 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2030

11/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1279

 

AN ACT relative to the terms resident, inhabitant, residence, and residency.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 6; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Rep. Cohen, Hills. 28; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the general statutory definitions of "resident or inhabitant" and "residence or residency" to include an intent to maintain a principal place of physical presence for the indefinite future.  The bill restores language removed from the law in 2018, 370 (HB 1264).

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2030

11/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the terms resident, inhabitant, residence, and residency.

 

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

 

1  Statutory Construction; Resident; Inhabitant.  Amend RSA 21:6 and 21:6-a to read as follows:

21:6  Resident; Inhabitant.  A resident or inhabitant or both of this state and of any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state shall be a person who is domiciled or has a place of abode or both in this state and in any city, town or other political subdivision of this state, and who has, through all of his or her actions, demonstrated a current intent to designate that place of abode as his or her principal place of physical presence for the indefinite future to the exclusion of all others.

21:6-a  Residence.  Residence or residency shall mean a person's place of abode or domicile.  The place of abode or domicile is that designated by a person as his or her principal place of physical presence for the indefinite future to the exclusion of all others.  Such residence or residency shall not be interrupted or lost by a temporary absence from it, if there is an intent to return to such residence or residency as the principal place of physical presence.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect on July 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

Links

HB1279 at GenCourtMobile
HB1279 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1279 Revision: 6922 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Election Law
Jan. 22, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 01:30 pm LOB 308
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 11:00 am LOB 308
March 4, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/04/2020 11:00 am LOB 308 (if not exec'd on the 3rd)