HB1525 (2020) Detail

Relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.


HB 1525 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2527

11/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1525

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Lane, Merr. 12; Rep. Huot, Belk. 3; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Higgins, Straf. 22; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the definition of political advocacy organization for purposes of political expenditure and contribution laws.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2527

11/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.

 

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

 

1  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Definition of Political Advocacy Organization.  Amend RSA 664:2, XXII to read as follows:

XXII.  "Political advocacy organization" means any entity, including but not limited to, an organization described in RSA 664:2, III, that [spends $5,000] makes expenditures of $2,500 or more in a calendar year to pay for [a communication that is functionally equivalent to express advocacy because, when taken as a whole, such communication is likely to be interpreted by a reasonable person only as advocating the election or defeat of] communications that refer to a clearly identified candidate or candidates or the success or defeat of a measure or measures, [taking into account whether the communication involved mentions a candidacy or a political party, or takes a position on a candidate's character, qualifications, or fitness for office] and are publicly distributed within 60 days before a primary or general election to an audience that includes members of the electorate for the office sought by the candidate or one or more of the candidates, regardless of whether the communication or communications expressly advocate a vote for or against the candidate or candidates or for the success or defeat of a measure or measures.  In this paragraph, expenditures do not include expenses for candidate forums, including, but not limited to, spending for advertisements, marketing, or event expenses.

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

Links

HB1525 at GenCourtMobile
HB1525 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1525 Revision: 7167 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 01:00 pm LOB 308
Feb. 18, 2020 ==TIME CHANGE== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/18/2020 11:00 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)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 13-7; RC) HC 10 P. 52
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 13-7; RC)
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA RC 198-124 03/12/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8