HB1296 (2020) Detail

Requiring certain candidates for municipal office to comply with certain campaign finance laws.


HB 1296 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2138

11/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1296

 

AN ACT requiring certain candidates for municipal office to comply with certain campaign finance laws.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires candidates for municipal office to comply with laws governing political expenditures and contributions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2138

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring certain candidates for municipal office to comply with certain campaign finance laws.

 

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

 

1  Political Contributions and Expenditures; Applicability.  Amend RSA 664:1 to read as follows:

664:1  Applicability of Chapter.  The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all state primary, general, [and] special, city, and town elections, but shall only apply to presidential preference primaries as provided in this section.  The provisions relating to political advertising, push polling, and enforcement, RSA 664:14 through RSA 664:22, shall additionally apply to presidential primary, [city, town,] school district, and village district elections.

2  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Definitions; Election.  Amend RSA 664:2, I to read as follows:

I.  "Election" means any general biennial or special election, city or town election, political party primary, or presidential preference primary as provided in RSA 664:1.

3  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Reporting by Candidates.  Amend RSA 664:7 to read as follows:

664:7  Reporting by Candidates.  Each candidate at the primary or general election for governor, councilor, state senator, representative to general court, or county officer, and each candidate for office in city or town elections who has expenditures exceeding $500, shall file statements before and after an election in like manner and detail as prescribed in RSA 664:6, II, II-a, III, IV, and V, excepting, however, the expenditures of political committees of the party to which the candidate belongs in elections other than primaries.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1296 at GenCourtMobile
HB1296 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 22, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1296 Revision: 6961 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government
Jan. 14, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 10:00 am LOB 301
Jan. 22, 2020 Executive Session: 01/22/2020 01:30 pm LOB 301
Feb. 6, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/06/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 5 P. 4
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/13/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 5 P. 4
Feb. 13, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/13/2020