HB325 (2021) Detail

Relative to termination of a state of emergency by simple resolution.


HB 325  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0428

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 325

 

AN ACT relative to termination of a state of emergency by simple resolution.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 12; Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37; Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Gunski, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for termination of a declared state of emergency by a simple resolution adopted by either body of the legislature.  Current law requires adoption of a concurrent resolution.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0428

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to termination of a state of emergency by simple resolution.

 

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

 

1  State of Emergency Declaration; Termination by the Legislature.  Amend RSA 4:45, II(c) to read as follows:

(c)  The legislature may terminate a state of emergency by [concurrent] a resolution adopted by a majority vote of [each] either chamber.  The governor's power to renew a declaration of a state of emergency shall terminate upon the adoption of a [concurrent] resolution under this subparagraph; provided, however, that such resolution shall not preclude the governor from declaring a new emergency for different circumstances under paragraph I of this section.

2  Supreme Court; Emergency Powers.  Amend RSA 490:6-a, II to read as follows:

II.  The general court may terminate any order entered pursuant to paragraph I of this section to the extent that it deals with applicable statutes by [concurrent] a resolution adopted by a majority vote of [each] either chamber.  The justices' authority to renew such an order to the extent that it deals with applicable statutes shall terminate upon the adoption of a [concurrent] resolution under this paragraph.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

Links

HB325 at GenCourtMobile
HB325 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 1, 2021 House Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB325 Revision: 31631 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 6:54 p.m.

Docket


March 1, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/01/2021 11:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95526791336 / 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 Legislative Administration HJ 2 P. 43