HB127 (2021) Detail

Relative to placement and removal of political advertising.


HB 127  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0209

11/10

 

HOUSE BILL 127

 

AN ACT relative to placement and removal of political advertising.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Silber, Belk. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the circumstances under which political advertisements may be placed on public property.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0209

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to placement and removal of political advertising.

 

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

 

1  Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.  Amend RSA 664:17 to read as follows:

664:17 Placement and Removal of Political Advertising.  No political advertising shall be placed on or affixed to any [public property including highway rights-of-way or] private property without the owner's consent. All political advertising shall be removed by the candidate no later than the second Friday following the election unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a candidate who is a winner in the primary. Signs shall not be placed on or affixed to utility poles or highway signs. Political advertising may be placed within state-owned rights-of-way as long as the advertising does not obstruct the safe flow of traffic [and the advertising is placed with the consent of the owner of the land over which the right-of-way passes]. No person shall remove, deface, or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on or affixed to public property or any private property except for removal by the owner of the property, persons authorized by the owner of the property, or a law enforcement officer removing improper advertising. Political advertising placed on or affixed to any public property may be removed by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel. Political advertising removed prior to election day by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel shall be kept until one week after the election at a place designated by the state, city, or town so that the candidate may retrieve the items. Consent to the placement of political advertising on public property, including state-owned property and highway rights-of-way, shall be presumed unless the property is posted with signs in the same manner as is prescribed in RSA 635:4 with the words "No Political Advertising."

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

Links

HB127 at GenCourtMobile
HB127 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB127 Revision: 31425 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 1:49 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 24, 2021: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/24/2021


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 12 P. 4


Feb. 12, 2021: Executive Session: 02/12/2021 01:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95709405955


Feb. 5, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/05/2021 09:45 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/93640014012 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 36


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Election Law