HB143 (2020) Detail

(New Title) relative to disqualification of members of local land use boards.


HB 143 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

9Jan2020... 0518h

2019 SESSION

19-0078

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 143

 

AN ACT relative to disqualification of members of local land use boards.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. McLean, Hills. 44; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40; Rep. St. John, Hills. 27; Rep. Beaulieu, Hills. 45; Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a member of a local land use board to be disqualified to act on an appeal from a decision of another board or commission that the member participated in as a member of that board or commission.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Jan2020... 0518h 19-0078

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to disqualification of members of local land use boards.

 

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

 

1  Local Land Use Boards; Disqualification of Member.  Amend RSA 673:14, I to read as follows:

I.  No member of a zoning board of adjustment, building code board of appeals, planning board, heritage commission, historic district commission, agricultural commission, or housing commission shall participate in deciding or shall sit upon the hearing of any question which the board is to decide in a judicial capacity if that member has a direct personal or pecuniary interest in the outcome which differs from the interest of other citizens, or if that member would be disqualified for any cause to act as a juror upon the trial of the same matter in any action at law, or if the matter in question is an appeal from a decision of another board or commission and the member participated in the decision as a member of that board or commission.  Reasons for disqualification do not include exemption from service as a juror or knowledge of the facts involved gained in the performance of the member's official duties.

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

Links

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HB143 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
Nov. 7, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB143 Revision: 7921 Date: Jan. 9, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
HB143 Revision: 7403 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 39
Jan. 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
Jan. 23, 2019 Executive Session: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Feb. 14, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/14/2019 (Vote 14-5; RC) HC 11 P. 17
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 14, 2019 Recommit (Rep. Carson): MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 70
Feb. 26, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Retained in Committee
June 25, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Full Committee Work Session: 06/25/2019 02:00 pm LOB 301
June 27, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 06/27/2019 02:30 pm LOB 301
Nov. 7, 2019 Executive Session: 11/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0518h (NT) (Vote 15-4; RC) HC 50 P. 27
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Jan. 9, 2020 Amendment # 2019-0518h (NT): AA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 21
Jan. 9, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0518h (NT): MA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 21
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8