HB 1525 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1525
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
|Jan. 21, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 4, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|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|