House Bill 524 on not counting remote participants of a public body in a quorum has been introduced in the N.H. House and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Robert Hull (R). RTKNH opposes this bill.
HB524 is scheduled for a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. in room 208 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord, N.H. The public is encouraged to attend and testify against this bill.
This bill adds a phrase to RSA 91-A:2, III(a):
(a) A member of the public body may participate in a meeting other than by attendance in person at the location of the meeting only when such attendance is not reasonably practical, provided that such participation shall not count toward a quorum of the membership. Any reason that such attendance is not reasonably practical shall be stated in the minutes of the meeting.
The full text of the bill is available here.