HB391 (2021) Detail

Increasing the threshold for reporting by political committees.


HB 391  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0475

10/06

 

HOUSE BILL 391

 

AN ACT increasing the threshold for reporting by political committees.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the dollar threshold for reporting by political committees.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0475

10/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT increasing the threshold for reporting by political committees.

 

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

 

1  Reporting by Political Committee.  Amend RSA 664:6, I to read as follows:

I.  Any political committee whose receipts or expenditures exceed $500 shall file with the secretary of state an itemized statement in the form prescribed by the secretary of state, signed by its chairman and treasurer showing each of its receipts exceeding [$25] $100 with the full name and postal address of the contributor in alphabetical order and the amount of the contribution, the date it was received, and the aggregate total for each election for each contributor of over $100.  Statements shall be filed not later than the first Wednesday in June and December after the state general election and before the filing deadline established in RSA 655:14, after which statements shall be filed no later than the Wednesday 12 weeks immediately preceding a primary election, before 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and shall cover the period from the day of the committee registration up to and including the Monday before the statement is due.  All receipts of [$25] $100 or under shall appear on the statements as unitemized receipts.  Any listing that exceeds an individual's aggregate total of $100 for each election shall be accompanied by the contributor's occupation including official job title, the name of the contributor's employer, and the city or town of the contributor's principal place of business, if any.  The statement shall also show each committee expenditure exceeding [$25] $100 with the full name and postal address of the payee or promise of payment, the date paid or obligated, and the election for which the expenditure was made, with the specific nature and amount of each expenditure since the date of the registration.

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

Links

HB391 at GenCourtMobile
HB391 Discussion

Action Dates

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

Bill Text Revisions

HB391 Revision: 31702 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

Docket


: Special Order to Regular Calendar of next Session day Without Objection


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 12 P. 29


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 01:00 pm 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. 45