HB1534 (2020) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the creation of online voter registration for the 2022 state elections.


HB 1534 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

12Mar2020... 0783h

2020 SESSION

20-2580

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1534

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the creation of online voter registration for the 2022 state elections.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Griffin, Hills. 6; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Lane, Merr. 12; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the creation of online voter registration for the 2022 state elections.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2020... 0783h 20-2580

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the creation of online voter registration for the 2022 state elections.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission to Study the Creation of Online Voter Registration for the 2022 State Election.  Amend RSA 654 by inserting after section 46 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study the Creation of

Online Voter Registration for the 2022 State Election

654:47  Commission to Study the Creation of Online Voter Registration for the 2022 State Election.  

I.  There is established a commission to study the creation of online voter registration for the 2022 state elections.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

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

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the leader of the largest minority party in the house of representatives.

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

(d)  One member of the senate, appointed by the leader of the largest minority party in the senate.

(e)  One town clerk and one city clerk, appointed by the New Hampshire City and Town Clerks' Association.

(f)  Two supervisors of the checklist, appointed by the secretary of state.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall identify:

(a)  Media with which to accept online voter registration, such as mobile apps, web sites, and social media platforms.

(b)  Costs associated with implementation of online voter registration.

(c)  Measures to ensure the security of the online voter registration system.

(d)  Processes that enhance the accuracy of information and reduce time for supervisors of the checklist and city and town clerks.

(e)  The impact of an online voter registration system on voter registration and participation rate.

(f)  Any other matters regarding online voter registration deemed relevant by the commission.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission 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.

2  Repeal.  RSA 654:47, relative to the commission to study the creation of online voter registration for the 2022 state elections, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2020.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1534 at GenCourtMobile
HB1534 Discussion

Action Dates

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

Bill Text Revisions

HB1534 Revision: 8394 Date: March 16, 2020, 10:53 a.m.
HB1534 Revision: 7166 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:59 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 02:00 pm 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
Feb. 18, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/18/2020 09:30 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 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 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0783h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 10 P. 52
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0783h (Vote 15-5; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 12, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0783h: AA VV 03/12/2020
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0783h: MA VV 03/12/2020