HB456 (2020) Detail

Relative to persons required to register as a lobbyist.


HB 456-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0193

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 456-FN

 

AN ACT relative to persons required to register as a lobbyist.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Eaton, Ches. 3; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the exception from required lobbyist registration for certain communications by an employee on behalf of his or her employer.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0193

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to persons required to register as a lobbyist.

 

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

 

1  Repeal; Lobbyist Registration; Exception.  RSA 15:1, V(h), relative to excepting certain communications to the governor or to any member of the executive council, member of the general court, or public official, concerning legislation or rules, made by an employee on behalf of his or her employer, is repealed.

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

 

LBAO

19-0193

1/8/19

 

HB 456-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to persons required to register as a lobbyist.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill repeals RSA 15:1, V(h) relative to excepting certain communications to the Governor, any member of the Executive Council, members of the General Court, or public officials concerning legislation or rules, made by an employee on behalf of his or her employer.  The Department of State indicates this removes the exemption for employees registering as a lobbyist when the employer is otherwise registered.  Presumably the removal of the exemption would result in an unknown increase in the number of lobbyist registrations at the current rate of $50 each.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of State

 

Links

HB456 at GenCourtMobile
HB456 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 22, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB456 Revision: 7397 Date: Jan. 10, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 3 P. 15
Feb. 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 303
Feb. 13, 2019 Executive Session: 02/13/2019 12:30 pm LOB 303
Retained in Committee
Sept. 26, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 09/26/2019 10:00 am LOB 303
Oct. 22, 2019 Executive Session: 10/22/2019 10:30 am LOB 303
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 50 P. 13
Jan. 8, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 51