Bill Text: NH HB651 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Allowing the use of campaign funds for child care expenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-07-09 - Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2634e: Amendment Adopted Voice Vote 06/27/2019 [HB651 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB651-Amended.html

HB 651 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

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HOUSE BILL 651

 

AN ACT allowing the use of campaign funds for child care expenses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Loughman, Rock. 21; Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Griffith, Hills. 18; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42; Rep. K. Murray, Rock. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits candidates to use campaign funds for child care expenses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT allowing the use of campaign funds for child care expenses.

 

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

 

1  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Definitions; Expenditure.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 664:2, IX to read as follows:

IX.  "Expenditure" shall mean the disbursement of money or thing of value or the making of a legally binding commitment to make such a disbursement in the future or the transfer of funds by a political committee to another political committee or to a candidate for the purpose of promoting the success or defeat of a candidate or candidates or measure or measures.  "Expenditures" includes disbursements constituting independent expenditures, as defined in paragraph XI, and expenses incurred by a candidate for childcare.  It does not include:

2  Political Expenditures and Contributions; Definitions.  Amend RSA 664:2, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  "Contribution" shall mean a payment, gift, subscription, assessment, contract, payment for services, dues advance, forbearance or loan to a candidate or political committee made for the purpose of influencing the nomination or election of any candidate.  "Contributions" shall include the use of any thing of value but shall not include the services of volunteers who receive no pay therefor or the use of personal resources by a candidate on behalf of his candidacy.  Contributions may be used by candidates for expenses incurred by a candidate for childcare.

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

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