Bill HB-522 violates RSA 91-A

Immediate Action Required TODAY!

Please call 603-271-2121 to tell Governor Hassan to veto bill HB-522 as it violates RSA 91-A.

Specifically HB-522 allows for “Upon orders of the selectmen in a public meeting or by a
noncontemporaneously signed manifest signed by a majority of the board.
”  This change to RSA 41:29 is a violation of the Right-to-Know Law RSA 91-A and should not become law.

RSA 91-A:1 Preamble. – Openness in the conduct of public business is essential to a democratic society. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure both the greatest possible public access to the actions, discussions and records of all public bodies, and their accountability to the people.

Allowing selectmen to sign the manifest NONCONTEMPORANEOUSLY violates RSA 91-A:1!

Follow link for full text:    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0522.pdf

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