SB90 (2021) Detail

Adopting omnibus legislation on redistricting.


SB 90  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-1038

10/08

 

SENATE BILL 90

 

AN ACT adopting omnibus legislation on redistricting.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill adopts legislation relative to:

 

I.  Resources used by legislative committees in connection with redistricting.

 

II.  Maps created or considered by legislative committees tasked with redistricting.

 

III.  Requiring that any legislative committee meetings on redistricting be open to the public.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-1038

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT adopting omnibus legislation on redistricting.

 

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

 

1  Sponsorship.  This act consists of the following proposed legislation:

I.  LSR 21-1038, relative to resources used by legislative committees in connection with redistricting, sponsored by Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Prime/Dist 21; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Ward, Rock. 28; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31; Rep. Hamblet, Rock. 31.

II.  LSR 21-1039, relative to maps created or considered by legislative committees tasked with redistricting, sponsored by Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Prime/Dist 21; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Ward, Rock. 28; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31; Rep. Hamblet, Rock. 31; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42.

III.  LSR 21-1040, requiring that any legislative committee meetings on redistricting be open to the public, sponsored by Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Prime/Dist 21; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Ward, Rock. 28; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31; Rep. Hamblet, Rock. 31; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42.

2  Legislation Enacted.  The general court hereby enacts the following legislation:

 

PART I

Relative to resources used by legislative committees in connection with redistricting

1  New Section; Redistricting Resources Used for Redistricting.  Amend RSA 14 by inserting after 14-c the following new section:

14:14-d  Redistricting; Resources Used for Redistricting.  Any resources used to assist any legislative committee appointed to consider redistricting after the decennial census that have been paid for with state funds shall be made available to both the majority and minority political parties of both the house of representatives and senate.

2  Effective Date.  Part I of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

PART II

Relative to maps created or considered by legislative committees tasked with redistricting.

1  New Section; Redistricting; Maps Created or Considered During Redistricting Process.  Amend RSA 14 by inserting after section 14-c the following new section:

14:14-d  Redistricting; Maps Created or Considered During Redistricting Process.  Any legislative committee appointed to consider redistricting after the decennial census that creates or considers any map of proposed legislative districts shall make such created or considered maps available to the public on a public Internet website.

2  Effective Date.  Part II of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

PART III.

Requiring that any legislative committee meetings on redistricting be open to the public.

1  New Section; Redistricting; Public Access to Legislative Meetings.  Amend RSA 14 by inserting after section 14-c the following new section:

14:14-d  Redistricting; Public Access to Legislative Meetings.  Any meeting of any legislative committee appointed to consider redistricting after the decennial census shall be open to the public and made available electronically via live stream.  The public shall be given the opportunity to testify and participate electronically at each meeting held by any legislative committee appointed to consider redistricting.

2  Effective Date.  Part III of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB90 at GenCourtMobile
SB90 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 1, 2021 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB90 Revision: 32029 Date: Jan. 26, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

Docket


March 1, 2021: Remote Hearing: 03/01/2021, 09:30 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 12


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 3