HB1452 (2020) Detail

Relative to employees of public libraries.


HB 1452 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2393

04/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1452

 

AN ACT relative to employees of public libraries.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Woodcock, Carr. 2; Rep. Burroughs, Carr. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the public hearing requirement prior to discharging a public library employee shall only be required for those employed for more than 6 months.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2393

04/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to employees of public libraries.

 

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

 

1  Public Libraries; Employees; Removal.  Amend RSA 202-A:17 to read as follows:

202-A:17  Employees; Removal.  No employee of a public library who has been so employed for more than 6 months shall be discharged or removed from office except by the library trustees for malfeasance, misfeasance, or inefficiency in office, or incapacity or unfitness to perform the employee's duties.  Prior to the discharge or removal of any such employee, a statement of the grounds and reasons therefor shall be prepared by the library trustees, and signed by a majority of the board, and notice thereof shall be given to the employee not less than 15 days nor more than 30 days prior to the effective date of such discharge or removal.  Upon receipt of said notice and within 30 days thereafter, but not otherwise, the employee may request a public hearing.  If such request is made, the library trustees shall hold a public hearing on such discharge or removal.  The hearing shall be held not more than 30 days after receipt of the request for the hearing, and if the trustees, upon due hearing, shall find good cause for discharge or removal of the employee, they shall order the employee's discharge or removal from office.  There shall be no change in salary of such employee during the proceedings for discharge or removal nor until the final effective date of the order for discharge or removal.  The provisions of this section shall apply to the employees of any public library except in a case where the city or town has personnel rules and regulations which apply to such employees and which make provision for a public hearing in the case of such discharge or removal.  A public library employee who has been so employed for up to 6 months may be discharged by the library trustees without a public hearing.

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

Links

HB1452 at GenCourtMobile
HB1452 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 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

HB1452 Revision: 7081 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 22
Jan. 15, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/15/2020 10:30 am LOB 301
Jan. 22, 2020 Executive Session: 01/22/2020 01:30 pm LOB 301
Feb. 6, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/06/2020 (Vote 13-7; RC) HC 5 P. 6
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 13-7; RC)
Feb. 13, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/13/2020 (Vote 13-7; RC) HC 5 P. 6
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Feb. 13, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 202-124 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 16