Bill Text: NH HB1264 | 2018 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to construction of the terms "resident," "inhabitant," "residence," and "residency."

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2018-05-16 - Enrolled 05/10/2018 [HB1264 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2018-HB1264-Amended.html

HB 1264 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

05/02/2018   1890s

2018 SESSION

18-2352

03/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1264

 

AN ACT relative to construction of the terms "resident," "inhabitant," "residence," and "residency."

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Packard, Rock. 5; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. J. Graham, Hills. 7; Rep. Hoelzel, Rock. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the general statutory definitions of "resident or inhabitant" and "residence or residency."

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/02/2018   1890s 18-2352

03/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to construction of the terms "resident," "inhabitant," "residence," and "residency."

 

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

 

1  Statutory Construction; Resident; Inhabitant.  Amend RSA 21:6 and 21:6-a to read as follows:

21:6  Resident; Inhabitant.  A resident or inhabitant or both of this state and of any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state shall be a person who is domiciled or has a place of abode or both in this state and in any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state, and who has, through all of his or her actions, demonstrated a current intent to designate that place of abode as his or her principal place of physical presence [for the indefinite future] to the exclusion of all others.

21:6-a  Residence.  Residence or residency shall mean a person's place of abode or domicile.  The place of abode or domicile is that designated by a person as his or her principal place of physical presence [for the indefinite future] to the exclusion of all others.  Such residence or residency shall not be interrupted or lost by a temporary absence from it, if there is an intent to return to such residence or residency as the principal place of physical presence.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.

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