SB490 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting state vendors from making campaign contributions.


SB 490  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3051

11/10

 

SENATE BILL 490

 

AN ACT prohibiting state vendors from making campaign contributions.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits state vendors from making certain campaign contributions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3051

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting state vendors from making campaign contributions.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Political Contributions and Expenditures; Prohibited Contributions; Government Vendor Contributions.  Amend RSA 664 by inserting after section 4-b the following new section:

664:4-c  Government Vendor Contributions.

I.  As used in this section, "business entity" means a business corporation, professional services corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, association, or any other legal commercial entity organized under the laws of this state or any other state or foreign jurisdiction, including any subsidiary directly or indirectly controlled by the business entity, and any political organization, including but not limited to any political organization organized under 26 U.S.C. section 527, that is directly or indirectly controlled by the business entity.

II.  No person, organization, group of persons, or business entity that submits a bid, quotation, offer, or response to a state governmental entity posting or solicitation for procurement shall make a contribution during the restricted vendor contribution period to any officeholder of or with authority over the state governmental entity or entities responsible for issuing such procurement posting or solicitation, evaluating responses to the procurement posting or solicitation for purposes of determining an award, approving the selection of an awardee, or awarding the final contract, or to any candidate for an office of such governmental entity, including to such officeholder's or candidate's authorized political committees or political committees the officeholder or candidate exerts operational control over.

III.  No person, organization, group of persons, or business entity subject to paragraph II shall make contributions during the restricted vendor contribution period to political committees not authorized or operationally controlled by the officeholder or candidate described in paragraph II for the purpose of transferring a contribution to such officeholder's or candidate's authorized political committees or political committees such officeholder or candidate exerts operational control over.

IV.  For purposes of this section the house of representatives and the senate shall be separate and distinct governmental entities when a particular posting or solicitation for procurement is issued by only one of the 2 legislative bodies.

V.  The state governmental entity directly responsible for issuing such posting or solicitation for procurement shall include a notice of the prohibition established in this section and the state governmental entity responsible for evaluating responses to such posting or solicitation shall provide to any person, organization, group of persons, or business entity that submits a proposal in response to such posting or solicitation a notice of the prohibition established by this section and the restricted vendor contribution period commencement date.

VI.  The restricted vendor contribution period described in this section shall commence, with respect to a specific person, organization, group of persons, or business entity, when it submits a bid, quotation, offer, or response to a state governmental entity posting or solicitation and shall continue in perpetuity with respect to the official described in paragraph II.  The restricted vendor contribution period does not apply to a person, organization, group of persons, or business entity that is responding to a state governmental entity's request for information or other informational exchanges occurring prior to such governmental entity's posting or solicitation for procurement.

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

Links

SB490 at GenCourtMobile
SB490 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB490 Revision: 7723 Date: Dec. 23, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1
Jan. 22, 2020 Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 102, LOB, 10:15 am; SC 3
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8