Bill Text: NH HB287 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to nepotism in state employment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0291h: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 02/14/2019 [HB287 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB287-Introduced.html

HB 287 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0694

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 287

 

AN ACT relative to nepotism in state employment.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the prohibition on nepotism in the executive branch code of ethics by adding stepparent, grandparent, and grandchild and removing the word "directly" regarding the official's involvement in the hiring or supervision of the employee.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0694

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to nepotism in state employment.

 

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

 

1  Executive Branch Code of Ethics; Nepotism.  Amend RSA 21-G:26-a to read as follows:

21-G:26-a  Nepotism.  No executive branch official or classified employee shall [directly] hire, evaluate, set the compensation or salary for, supervise, or terminate the employment of any full-time or part-time employee, temporary employee, or member of a state board or commission if such employee or member is related to such official in one of the following ways:

I.  Spouse;

II.  Parent by birth or adoption; stepparent;

III.  Son or daughter by birth or adoption;

IV.  Stepson or stepdaughter;

V.  Brother or sister by whole or half blood or by adoption; [or]

VI.  Mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law; or

VII.  Grandparent or grandchild.

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

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