AN ACT relative to public noticing of meetings for county conventions.


SPONSORS: Rep. Aron, Sull. 4; Rep. Rollins, Sull. 3; Rep. Harvey-Bolia, Belk. 3; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 6; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 15; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 18; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 13


COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government






This bill changes county convention meeting notice requirements and requires seven days notice of supplemental appropriation public hearings to be published in a daily newspaper.


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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three


AN ACT relative to public noticing of meetings for county conventions.


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


1  Notice.  RSA 24:9-d is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

24:9-d  Notice.  Unless otherwise specified, meetings shall be noticed in accordance with RSA 91-A:2.

2  Supplemental Appropriations.  Amend RSA 24:14-a to read as follows:

24:14-a  Supplemental Appropriations.  The commissioners may apply to the county convention for an appropriation to be made subsequent to the adoption of the annual county budget, or the convention, on its own initiative, may consider and act upon a proposed supplemental appropriation.  The clerk of the convention shall deliver or mail to each member of the county convention (who will be in office on the date of the convention vote on the proposed supplemental appropriation) and to the chairperson of the board of selectmen in each town and the mayor of each city within the county and to the secretary of state a statement including the amount of the proposed supplemental appropriation and the objects for which the money is required.  The convention shall schedule a public hearing on such appropriation which shall be advertised at least 7 days before said public hearing, in some daily newspaper having a wide circulation in the county and said public hearing is to be held within 30 days of the mailing or delivery of said statement.  Notice of the date of said hearing and the date of the convention vote on the proposed appropriation shall accompany said statement.  A supplemental county appropriation shall require a vote of the county convention as provided in RSA 24:13.

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