SB 488 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 488
SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Plumer, Belk. 6; Rep. Forsythe, Merr. 8
COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs
This bill requires that town and city clerks shall make absentee ballot voter lists available for public inspection.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
I. When the verification required by RSA 657:12 or 657:13 has been made, the clerk shall retain the application and, without delay, personally deliver, email, or mail to the applicant the appropriate ballot and materials as described in RSA 657:7 through 657:8 or designate an assistant to deliver such materials to the applicant. The clerk's option to email an absentee ballot to a voter shall apply only to absentee ballot applications from UOCAVA voters. The clerk shall send absentee ballots in response to verified absentee ballot requests until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. The clerk may not designate as an assistant any person who is a candidate for nomination or office or who is working for such a candidate. Any ballots sent pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be mailed or delivered only by officials from the city or town clerk's office and delivered only to the applicant. If the address to which the absent voter's ballot is sent is outside the United States or Canada, such papers shall be sent by air mail. Said clerks shall keep lists of the names and addresses, arranged by voting places, of all applicants to whom official absentee ballots have been sent, and shall identify those official absentee ballots which have been returned to the clerk and shall record the absentee voter applicant information in the statewide centralized voter registration database. The lists, excluding voters who have presented to the supervisors of the checklist valid protective orders pursuant to RSA 173-B, shall [not] be available for public inspection at any time 60 days after the election day for which the absentee ballot was requested, or earlier [without] with a court order.
|Jan. 16, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
Feb. 13, 2020: Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 14Y-10N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 02/13/2020; SJ 4
Feb. 13, 2020: Special Order to the end of the Regular Calendar, Without Objection, MA; 02/13/2020; SJ 4
Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/13/2020; SC 6
Jan. 16, 2020: Hearing: 01/16/2020, Room 102, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 2
Jan. 8, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1