HB1395 (2020) Detail

Establishing a committee to study ballot access and ways to improve civic engagement in New Hampshire.


HB 1395 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2131

11/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1395

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ballot access and ways to improve civic engagement in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Muscatel, Graf. 12; Rep. McConnell, Rock. 11; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study ballot access and ways to improve civic engagement in New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2131

11/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ballot access and ways to improve civic engagement in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study ballot access and ways to improve civic engagement in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study ballot access in New Hampshire, including voter pre-registration at 16 years of age and automatic voter registration.  The committee shall also review current levels of civic engagement in New Hampshire, measured by factors such as voter turnout, voter awareness, and volunteerism, and develop recommendations for improving those levels in New Hampshire moving forward.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1395 at GenCourtMobile
HB1395 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

HB1395 Revision: 7038 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 20
Jan. 22, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 10:00 am LOB 308
Feb. 13, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/13/2020 10:00 am 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)