HB1413 was voted 11-3 to be inexpedient to legislate by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill would have created a study commission on how to handle RTK complaints. The report on the bill from the committee was written by Rep. Linda Kenison:
This bill would establish a commission to study processes to resolve Right to Know complaints. The bill as written would create a narrow and unbalanced commission membership. It includes a Right-to-Know New Hampshire lobbyist and fails to include other significant stakeholders. Suggestions for a more balanced membership were discussed at the hearing on this bill, however, no amendment was offered. In addition, the focus of study by the commission is about creating an ongoing board or commission to adjudicate citizen Right-to-Know complaints. The committee did not support this concept.
This bill now goes to the full House for a vote on the consent calendar on March 9, 2016.