SB243 Introduced

Senate Bill 243 to extend the Right-to-Know Law exemption for non-public meetings about pending litigation to include claims or lawsuits initiated by public bodies has been introduced in the N.H. Senate and assigned to the Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee. This bill is sponsored by Sen. Jeb Bradley (R), Rep. Stephen Schmidt (R).

This bill adds the phrase “by or” twice into the first sentence of exemption RSA 91-A:3, II(e).  This is the full revised exemption:

(e) Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed by or against the public body or any subdivision thereof, or by or against any member thereof because of his or her membership in such public body, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled. Any application filed for tax abatement, pursuant to law, with any body or board shall not constitute a threatened or filed litigation against any public body for the purposes of this subparagraph.

The full text of the bill is available here.