HB1369 (2024) Detail

Relative to the verification of voter rolls every 4 years.


HB 1369 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

05/22/2024   1964s

2024 SESSION

24-2446

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1369

 

AN ACT relative to the verification of voter rolls every 4 years.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wherry, Hills. 13; Rep. Burnham, Straf. 2; Rep. Wood, Merr. 13; Rep. Porcelli, Rock. 19; Rep. K. Perez, Rock. 16; Rep. Panek, Hills. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the verification of voter rolls by the supervisors of the checklist to every 4 years.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/22/2024   1964s 24-2446

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the verification of voter rolls every 4 years.

 

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

 

1  Elections; Checklist; Verification Every 4 Years.  Amend RSA 654:39 to read as follows:

654:39 Verification Every [10] 4 Years.

I. In addition to any verification carried out under the provisions of RSA 654:38, the supervisors shall verify the checklist in [1981] 2025 and once every [10] 4 years thereafter.

II. Between April 1 and August 1 of [1981] 2025 and every 4 years thereafter [in each year ending with a one], the supervisors shall post notice of their sessions in 2 appropriate places one of which shall be the town or city's Internet website, if such exists, and published at least twice in a newspaper of general circulation and hold sufficient sessions for verification of the checklist as in their opinion will enable all eligible voters in said town or ward to appear before them and register or reregister as the case may be. Whenever a person is reregistered, his or her party designation, if any, on the checklist undergoing revision shall not be changed except as provided in RSA 654:34.

III. Beginning June 1 of such year, the supervisors shall review the checklist and shall strike therefrom the names of all persons who have not registered or reregistered under paragraphs I and IV; provided, that there shall not be stricken from said checklist the name of any person duly qualified to vote unless such person, not less than 30 days prior to such action, shall have been sent notice by the supervisors at his last known address of his failure to reregister stating the procedure to be followed in order to reregister and have his name retained on said checklist nor unless such person shall have been given a reasonable opportunity to follow said procedure.

IV. For the purpose of this section, a person shall be deemed reregistered and need not appear before the supervisors if:

(a) The person voted in any election within the [4] 6 years immediately preceding a [10-year] 4-year verification; or

(b) The person has been added to the checklist since the last state general election.

V. Upon completion of verification of the checklist, but in no event later than September 1, the supervisors shall file with the secretary of state the following certificate: We, the supervisors of the checklist (or registrars of voters) of the town (or ward __________ ) of __________ , do hereby certify that we have verified the checklist of registered voters in the town (or ward __________ of the city) of __________ , pursuant to the provisions of RSA 654:39.

VI. In verifying the checklist in accordance with this section, the provisions of RSA 654:38, IV and V shall apply.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2027.

Amendments

Date Amendment
May 14, 2024 2024-1964s

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 16, 2024 Senate Hearing
May 23, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
June 13, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
June 13, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
June 13, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1369 Revision: 42262 Date: May 22, 2024, 3:07 p.m.
HB1369 Revision: 42004 Date: May 14, 2024, 4:45 p.m.
HB1369 Revision: 39905 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 1:26 p.m.

Docket


June 13, 2024: Conference Committee Report 2024-2266c: Failed, DV 178-185 06/13/2024 HJ 16


June 12, 2024: Conference Committee Report # 2024-2266c, Adopted, VV; 06/13/2024; SJ 17


June 6, 2024: Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2024-2266c; 06/13/2024


June 5, 2024: Conferee Change: Rep. Doucette Replaces Rep. Lane 06/05/2024 HJ 15


June 5, 2024: Conferee Change; Senator Bradley Replaces Senator Perkins Kwoka; SJ 17


June 5, 2024: Conference Committee Meeting: 06/05/2024 10:45 am LOB 306-308


May 30, 2024: President Appoints: Senators Gray, Abbas, Perkins Kwoka; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 30, 2024: Sen. Gray Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 29, 2024: House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 2024-1964s and Requests CofC (Reps. S. Smith, Qualey, Osborne, Lane): MA VV 05/29/2024 HJ 14


May 22, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1964s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/22/2024; SJ 14


May 22, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-1964s, AA, VV; 05/22/2024; SJ 14


May 14, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-1964s, 05/22/2024, Vote 3-2; SC 20


April 10, 2024: Hearing: 04/16/2024, Room 103, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 15


March 26, 2024: Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 8


March 14, 2024: Reconsider HB1369 (Rep. Sweeney): MF DV 185-189 03/14/2024 HJ 8


March 14, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA RC 191-181 03/14/2024 HJ 8


March 6, 2024: Committee Report: Without Recommendation 02/13/2024 (Vote 10-10; RC)


Feb. 7, 2024: Executive Session: 02/13/2024 03:00 pm LOB 307


Feb. 7, 2024: Executive Session: 02/13/2024 03:00 pm LOB 306-308


Jan. 31, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/06/2024 01:00 pm LOB 306-308


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Election Law HJ 1