SB 70 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 70
SPONSORS: Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18
COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs
This bill allows appropriate party committees to nominate undeclared but otherwise eligible residents in case no declaration for nomination is filed for a primary election, and prohibits a candidate from receiving the nomination of more than one party.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Nominations; Vacancies Among Primary Candidates; No Declaration Filed. Amend RSA 655:32, II to read as follows:
II. The appropriate party committee may appoint an undeclared but otherwise eligible resident to appear on the ballot under the party label, provided that such a resident, when completing the declaration of candidacy pursuant to paragraph I and as provided in RSA 655:17, shall enter "undeclared" when asked to provide his or her party affiliation.
III. For the purposes of this section, the term "appropriate party committee" shall be as defined in RSA 655:36.
(4) The town or city clerk shall mark the test ballots in such a way as to demonstrate a vote for each candidate on at least one test ballot, as well as votes for less than and more than the number of candidates that may be voted for an office, write-ins, [multiple votes for a candidate who appears in more than one party column for the same office on a general election ballot,] and ballots on which there are no votes. The clerk shall mark as many as possible of the combinations of choices that a voter may indicate on the ballot.
I. Any person who runs as a candidate on any party's state primary election ballot [and who is not chosen as the candidate for that party for the elective office for which the person was a candidate] shall not under any circumstances run as the nominee of a different party in the state general election.
|March 20, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 28, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 10, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 25, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 16, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Oct. 31, 2019||House||Exec Session|
Jan. 8, 2020: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 40
: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 50 P. 7
Oct. 31, 2019: Executive Session: 10/31/2019 11:00 am LOB 308
Oct. 3, 2019: Subcommittee Work Session: 10/03/2019 01:30 pm LOB 308
: Retained in Committee
May 16, 2019: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/16/2019 10:00 am LOB 308
May 7, 2019: Subcommittee Work Session: 05/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 308
April 25, 2019: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/25/2019 11:00 am LOB 308
April 10, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/10/2019 02:30 pm LOB 308
March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Election Law HJ 11 P. 73
March 28, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/28/2019; SJ 11
March 28, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/28/2019; SC 15
March 20, 2019: Hearing: 03/20/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 14
Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 4