HB1371 (2012)

Relative to conflicts of interest of county government officials.


Status: SENATE: INTERIM STUDY (Details)
Length: 148 words.

Revisions of this bill in our system:

 HouseSenate
Public hearing:2012-01-26 13:15:00 LOB 3012012-04-03 00:00:00
Executive session:2012-02-13 11:00:00(unscheduled)
Floor vote:2012-02-22 00:00:00(unscheduled)

HB 1371 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

7Mar2012… 0706h

2012 SESSION

12-2299

10/01

HOUSE BILL 1371

AN ACT relative to conflicts of interest of county government officials.

SPONSORS: Rep. Bulis, Graf 1; Rep. Cebrowski, Hills 18; Rep. B. Patten, Carr 4; Rep. Gionet, Graf 3; Rep. Tholl, Coos 2; Rep. Case, Rock 1; Rep. Chandler, Carr 1; Rep. Bettencourt, Rock 4; Rep. Ladd, Graf 5; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill requires that county government officials not participate in matters they have an interest in, and establishes a procedure for review of complaints of conflicts of interest.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2012… 0706h

12-2299

10/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to conflicts of interest of county government officials.

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

1 New Section; Prohibitions For County Officers; Conflicts of Interest. Amend RSA 30-A by inserting after section 2 the following new section:

30-A:3 Conflicts of Interest.

I. County government officials, elected and appointed, shall avoid conflicts of interest.

II. County government officials shall not participate in any matter in which they, or their spouse, parent, sibling, child, or dependents have a private interest, personal or pecuniary, which may directly affect or influence the performance of their duties.

III. Complaints of conflict of interest shall be submitted in writing to the county personnel committee, consisting of the chair, vice-chair, and clerk of the convention, as established in RSA 28:10-a, to review the allegation and issue a public censure if appropriate. The committee may establish reasonable rules of procedure for receiving and reviewing conflict of interest complaints.

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