HB1359 (2020) Detail

Relative to employment as a lobbyist.


HB 1359 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2603

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1359

 

AN ACT relative to employment as a lobbyist.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits members of the general court and executive council and former governors from becoming lobbyists for a period of time after leaving office.  The bill also prohibits members of the general court from negotiating employment with a lobbyist, or a lobbyist's client, while in office.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2603

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to employment as a lobbyist.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Lobbyists; Registration.  Amend RSA 15:1 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI.  Individuals who served as members of the general court, members of the executive council, or as governor, or would have served but for resignation, are prohibited from accepting employment which would require registration as a lobbyist under RSA 15:1 for a period of time equal to twice the total length of their current term of office for which they were elected to serve regardless of time actually served.

2  New Section; Members of the General Court; Employment Restriction.  Amend RSA 14-A by inserting after section 6 the following new section:

14-A:7  Prohibition on Employment Offers from Lobbyists.  No member of the general court may negotiate an employment offer with a lobbyist, a lobbyist's client, or the parent or subsidiary of a lobbyist's client while the member is serving in office, even if such employment would not begin until after the member's term of office has ended.

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

Links

HB1359 at GenCourtMobile
HB1359 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1359 Revision: 7013 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 1 P. 19
Jan. 29, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 10:15 am LOB 303
Feb. 5, 2020 Executive Session: 02/05/2020 01:00 pm LOB 303
Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 12-1; CC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 02/19/2020 (Vote 12-1; CC) HC 7 P. 11
Feb. 19, 2020 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 02/19/2020