SB339 (2022) Detail

Relative to meetings of boards and commissions in the department of safety.


SB 339  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-3090

07/05

 

SENATE BILL 339

 

AN ACT relative to meetings of boards and commissions in the department of safety.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts certain entities at the New Hampshire department of safety from the physical quorum requirement of RSA 91-A:2.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-3090

07/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to meetings of boards and commissions in the department of safety.

 

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

 

1  Access to Governmental Records and Meetings; Meetings Open to the Public; Exemptions from the Physical Quorum Requirement.  Amend RSA 91-A:2, III(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Except in an emergency, a quorum of the public body shall be physically present at the location specified in the meeting notice as the location of the meeting.  For purposes of this subparagraph, an "emergency" means that immediate action is imperative and the physical presence of a quorum is not reasonably practical within the period of time requiring action.  The determination that an emergency exists shall be made by the chairman or presiding officer of the public body, and the facts upon which that determination is based shall be included in the minutes of the meeting.  The following entities shall be exempt from this subparagraph:

(1)  The fire standards and training commission of the department of safety as established in RSA 21-P:25;

(2)  The emergency medical and trauma services coordinating board of the department of safety as established in RSA 153-A:3;

(3)  The emergency medical services medical control board of the department of safety as established in RSA 153-A:5; and  

(4)  The trauma medical review committee of the department of safety as established in RSA 153-A:8.

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

Links

SB339 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2022 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB339 Revision: 34367 Date: Dec. 14, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

Docket


Jan. 13, 2022: Hearing: 01/25/2022, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 3


Dec. 15, 2021: To Be Introduced 01/05/2022 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1