Bill Text: NH HB666 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to recounts in elections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - Retained in Committee [HB666 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB666-Introduced.html

HB 666 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0608

11/04

 

HOUSE BILL 666

 

AN ACT relative to recounts in elections.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Huot, Belk. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill grants authority to the ballot law commission to issue advisory opinions relative to successful candidates.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0608

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to recounts in elections.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Elections; Ballot Law Commission; Jurisdiction; Advisory Opinions.  Amend RSA 665 by inserting after section 8 the following new section:

665:8-a  Advisory Opinions.

I.  The ballot law commission shall, in response to an appeal by any candidate who was not declared the winner of an election, have the authority to issue an advisory opinion relative to the election and qualifications of a successful candidate after any election.  Such opinion shall be subject to the appropriate body's final decision on the election and qualification of its members.

II.  Requests for advisory opinions under this section shall be submitted to the ballot law commission within 3 days of an election or recount, as applicable.

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

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