HB1668 (2020) Detail

Relative to early voting for persons with disabilities.


HB 1668-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2204

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1668-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to early voting for persons with disabilities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Komi, Hills. 43; Rep. Klein-Knight, Hills. 11; Rep. Bouchard, Hills. 11; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits persons with disabilities to vote within the 30 days immediately preceding an election.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2204

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to early voting for persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Elections; Election Procedure; Voting Procedure; Early Voting.  Amend RSA 659 by inserting after section 12 the following new section:

659:12-a  Early Voting for Persons with Disabilities.  Any person with a disability registered to vote at least 30 days prior to a primary election shall be entitled to vote in that primary election and the ensuing state general election at any time beginning 30 days prior to the date of the primary or general election through the day before the primary or general election.  The secretary of state shall determine the process and procedure used to verify voter checklists, cast ballots, store ballots, and deliver results of any votes cast pursuant to this section.

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

 

LBAO

20-2204

Revised 1/7/20

 

HB 1668-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to early voting for persons with disabilities.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill allows individuals with disabilities to vote 30 days prior to a primary or general election.  The Department of State is charged with determining the process and procedure used to verify voter checklists, cast and store ballots, and deliver results of any votes cast pursuant  to this provision.  The Department of State indicates that any cost associated with this provision would be absorbed within the Department's existing budget.  There may be additional costs imposed on cities  and towns related to receiving, tracking and securely storing early voted ballots.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of State

 

Links

HB1668 at GenCourtMobile
HB1668 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1668 Revision: 7321 Date: Jan. 13, 2020, 3:36 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Election Law
Jan. 15, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/15/2020 11:00 am LOB 308
Feb. 12, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 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)