HB431 (2020) Detail

Relative to election officers at additional polling places.


HB 431 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Jan2020... 2692h

2019 SESSION

19-0666

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 431

 

AN ACT relative to election officers at additional polling places.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. McBride, Rock. 8; Rep. DeClercq, Rock. 8; Rep. Barnes, Rock. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill eliminates the requirement that assistant moderators and clerks for additional polling places in towns be domiciled in the town or ward.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Jan2020... 2692h 19-0666

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to election officers at additional polling places.

 

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

 

1  Additional Polling Places; Officers.  Amend RSA 658:14 to read as follows:

658:14  Officers.  The moderator shall appoint an assistant moderator for each additional polling place and the town clerk shall appoint an assistant clerk for each additional polling place.  Each assistant moderator and assistant clerk shall have their domicile in the [voting district covered by the additional polling place where they will serve] town.  The powers and duties of the assistant moderator and the assistant clerk shall be the same as those of the moderator and the clerk at the central polling place except as otherwise provided in the election laws.  The inspectors of elections appointed as provided in RSA 658:2 shall be sworn in by the assistant moderator before entering upon their duties.

2  Additional Polling Places; Cities.  Amend RSA 658:18 to read as follows:

658:18  Special Provision for Cities.  Cities may adopt the provisions of RSA 658:10-658:17.  The city council shall create and discontinue the voting districts in city wards, establish the additional polling places therein, and select the election officers for the additional polling place.  Each assistant moderator and assistant clerk selected for an additional polling place in the city ward shall have their domicile in the ward covered by the additional polling place where they will serve.

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

Links

HB431 at GenCourtMobile
HB431 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 31, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB431 Revision: 7864 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 11:42 a.m.
HB431 Revision: 7470 Date: Jan. 8, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Election Law HJ 3 P. 14
Jan. 17, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/17/2019 10:30 am LOB 308
Feb. 6, 2019 Executive Session: 02/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 308
Retained in Committee
Sept. 10, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 09/10/2019 10:00 am LOB 308
Sept. 18, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 09/18/2019 12:30 pm LOB 305
Oct. 31, 2019 Executive Session: 10/31/2019 11:00 am LOB 308
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2692h (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 50 P. 6
Jan. 8, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2692h: AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 37
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2692h: MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 37