HB1299 (2020) Detail

Relative to selectmen pro tem on state election day.


HB 1299 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2155

11/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1299

 

AN ACT relative to selectmen pro tem on state election day.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the requirement that selectmen be present at the polling place during any election.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2155

11/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to selectmen pro tem on state election day.

 

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

 

1  Pre-Election Procedure; Absences Among Election Officers; Selectmen Pro Tem.  Amend RSA 658:21-a to read as follows:

658:21-a  Selectmen Pro Tem.  At least one selectman shall be present in the polling place at all times during an election.  However, if a selectman is absent from or unable to perform his or her duties for all or any part of the day at any state election, the selectman is authorized to appoint a selectman pro tem to perform his or her duties.  If one or more selectmen are absent or unable to perform their duties and have not appointed selectmen pro tem, or if a selectman pro tem is absent or unable to perform his or her duties for all or any part of the day, the moderator is authorized to appoint selectmen pro tem to perform their duties.

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

Links

HB1299 at GenCourtMobile
HB1299 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1299 Revision: 6979 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 17
Jan. 14, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 11:00 am LOB 308
Feb. 5, 2020 Executive Session: 02/05/2020 11:00 am LOB 308
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass