Bill Text: NH HB370 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relative to membership on city and town planning boards.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-16 - Enrolled 05/08/2019 House Journal 15 P. 101 [HB370 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB370-Enrolled.html

HB 370 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0590

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 370

 

AN ACT relative to membership on city and town planning boards.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cloutier, Sull. 10; Rep. Merchant, Sull. 4; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. O'Hearne, Sull. 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the prohibition against appointed city planning board members holding other municipal office, and permits any 2 appointed or elected members of a city or town planning board to serve on other municipal boards or commissions, subject to certain restrictions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0590

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to membership on city and town planning boards.

 

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

 

1  Local Land Use Boards; Appointment, Number and Terms of Alternate Members.  Amend RSA 673:6, IV to read as follows:

IV.  Every alternate member appointed to a planning board under this section shall comply with the multiple membership requirements of RSA 673:7, I [and II].

2  Local Land Use Boards; Planning Board Members Serving on Other Local Boards.  Amend RSA 673:7 to read as follows:

673:7  Planning Board Members Serving on Other Local Boards.

I.  [In the case of towns,] Any 2 appointed or elected members of the planning board in a city or town may also serve together on any other municipal board or commission, except that no more than one appointed or elected member of the planning board shall serve on the conservation commission, the local governing body, or a local land use board as defined in RSA 672:7.

[II.  In cities, appointed members shall not hold any other municipal office, except that:

(a)  One of the appointed members may be a member of the zoning board of adjustment;

(b)  Either one appointed member or one ex officio member may be a member of the conservation commission if one exists in the city; and

(c)  Either one appointed member or one ex officio member may be a member of the heritage commission, the historic district commission, the agricultural commission, the housing commission, or all 4 if such commissions exist in the municipality.]

[III.] II.  In counties in which there are located unincorporated towns or unorganized places, the county commissioners shall determine which members of the planning board for those towns and places, if any, may serve on other municipal boards or commissions.

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

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