Right-to-Know law expanded to provide greater visibility into violations by public officials

Governor Sununu signed HB460 into law on June 28th.

This bill states that meeting minutes must now include any objections made to any discussions during a meeting if a member of the public body believes that the discussion is in violation of the Right-to-Know law.  The objection recorded in the meeting minutes must include the name of the person objecting to the discussion and a description of the violation.  If the violation is not corrected by the board,  the member who stated the objection may continue to participate in the meeting without exposure to possible penalties for the violation.

This bill was drafted by Right to Know New Hampshire (RTKNH).

BILL SPONSORS: Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. J. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Brown, Graf. 16; Rep. Comeau, Carr. 5

This change takes effect January 1, 2018.


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