HB476 (2021) Detail

(New Title) relative to election officers at additional polling place and relative to legalizing, ratifying, and confirming all actions, votes, and proceedings of the annual meeting of the town of Middleton.


CHAPTER 125

HB 476 - FINAL VERSION

 

05/13/2021   1282s

2021 SESSION

21-0648

04/10

 

HOUSE BILL 476

 

AN ACT relative to election officers at additional polling place and relative to legalizing, ratifying, and confirming all actions, votes, and proceedings of the annual meeting of the town of Middleton.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. McBride, Rock. 8; Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5; Rep. Sweeney, Rock. 8; Rep. W. MacDonald, Rock. 5; Rep. Elliott, Rock. 8; Rep. Sytek, Rock. 8; Rep. Pitre, Straf. 2; Rep. Hayward, Straf. 1; Sen. Morse, Dist 22

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the requirement that election officials for an additional polling place in a town be domiciled in the district of the additional polling place.  The bill also legalizes, ratifies, and confirms all actions, votes, and proceedings of the town of Middleton annual town meeting held on March 13, 2021.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/13/2021   1282s 21-0648

04/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to election officers at additional polling place and relative to legalizing, ratifying, and confirming all actions, votes, and proceedings of the annual meeting of the town of Middleton.

 

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

 

125:1  Additional Polling Places; Officers.  Amend RSA 658:14 to read as follows:

658:14  Officers.  The moderator shall appoint an assistant moderator for each additional polling place and the town clerk shall appoint an assistant clerk for each additional polling place.  Each assistant moderator and assistant clerk shall have their domicile in the [voting district covered by the additional polling place] town where they will serve.  The powers and duties of the assistant moderator and the assistant clerk shall be the same as those of the moderator and the clerk at the central polling place except as otherwise provided in the election laws.  The inspectors of elections appointed as provided in RSA 658:2 shall be sworn in by the assistant moderator before entering upon their duties.

125:2  Additional Polling Places; Special Provisions for Cities.  Amend RSA 658:18 to read as follows:

658:18  Special Provision for Cities.  Cities may adopt the provisions of RSA 658:10-658:17.  The city council shall create and discontinue the voting districts in city wards, establish the additional polling places therein, and select the election officers for the additional polling place.  Each assistant moderator and assistant clerk shall have their domicile in the city ward where they will serve.

125:3  Town of Middleton; Ratification of Proceedings.  All actions, votes, and proceedings of the town of Middleton annual town meeting held on March 13, 2021 are hereby legalized, ratified, and confirmed.

125:4  Effective Date.

I.  Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 14, 2021

Effective Date:

I. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect September 12, 2021.

II. Remainder shall take effect July 14, 2021.

Links

HB476 at GenCourtMobile
HB476 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 17, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 26, 2021 Senate Hearing
April 26, 2021 Senate Hearing
May 13, 2021 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB476 Revision: 32821 Date: July 15, 2021, 9:21 a.m.
HB476 Revision: 32668 Date: June 10, 2021, 11:21 a.m.
HB476 Revision: 32472 Date: May 13, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
HB476 Revision: 31757 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 1:54 p.m.

Docket


July 14, 2021: Signed by Governor Sununu 07/14/2021; Chapter 111; Eff: I. 1&2 eff 9/12/21 II. Rem eff 7/14/21


June 24, 2021: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/24/2021


June 24, 2021: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/24/2021); SJ 20


June 10, 2021: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2021-1282s (Rep. B. Griffin): MA VV 06/10/2021


May 13, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-1282s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/13/2021; SJ 15


May 13, 2021: Committee Amendment # 2021-1282s, AA, VV; 05/13/2021; SJ 15


May 13, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-1282s, 05/13/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 23


April 26, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/26/2021, 09:10 am, on proposed amendment # 2021-1127s; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 21


April 26, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/26/2021, 09:00 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 21


April 1, 2021: Introduced 04/01/2021 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 11


April 7, 2021: Reconsider (Rep. Osborne): MF VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 50


April 7, 2021: Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 12


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 18 P. 9


Feb. 17, 2021: Executive Session: 02/17/2021 01:30 pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95842759377


Feb. 12, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/12/2021 11:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95709405955 / 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. 49