HB 1668-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1668-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Komi, Hills. 43; Rep. Klein-Knight, Hills. 11; Rep. Bouchard, Hills. 11; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12
COMMITTEE: Election Law
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
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.
HB 1668-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
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.
Department of State
|Jan. 15, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 4, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Sept. 10, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 31|
|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)|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 13|
|Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 20|
|Sept. 10, 2020||Full Committee Work Session: 09/10/2020 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using this link: https://www.zoom.us/j/99566391883 - Executive Session to Follow|
|Interim Study Report: Not Recommended for Future Legislation (Vote 16-0)|