HB1419 was voted 18-0 as ought to pass by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill requires recording each member’s vote in non-public meetings. The report on the bill from the committee was written by Rep. Michael Sylvia:
This bill makes a slight change to our Right to Know statute as it applies to the minutes of nonpublic sessions under RSA 91-A:3, III. The minutes of nonpublic sessions with this change will require that the vote of each member may be ascertained. This can be accomplished by noting a unanimous decision, those dissenting, or a roll call. The committee believes this is a simple rule which will enhance transparency as required under our constitution’s Part I, Article 8.
This bill now goes to the full House for a vote on the consent calendar on March 9, 2016.