Final RTK House Bills

Today, the N.H. House finished up the last 3 Right-to-Know house bills for this year.  Two of the bills were passed with amendments, and one was laid on the table.

HB613 was voted ought to pass with amendment.  HB613 adds an exemption for license applications for individuals so they cannot be disclosed by Right-to-Know requests.  By voice votes, the amendment was adopted by the House and the ought to pass report of the committee was also adopted.

HB606 was also voted ought to pass with amendment.  HB606 clarifies that online and immediately available records will be free to inspect.  The amendment for HB606 was adopted by the House by a voice vote.  But, the ought to pass report of the committee was adopted by a roll call vote.  The roll call vote was 321 in favor and 18 against.  The roll call also records how each representative voted.

HB646 was laid on the table.  HB646 would allow agencies to charge to retrieve records.  A tabled bill may be removed from the table later in a session, but if it is not, then it will die there.  The vote to table the bill was by voice vote on a motion made by Rep. Richard Hinch.

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