All the Right-to-Know bills are finished in both the House or Senate for 2017. As such, it is a good time to summarize the results for the 2017 legislative session. There were 9 Right-to-Know bills tracked by RTKNH. 3 bills were passed, 6 bills were killed, and 1 bill was retained in committee.
Passed and Signed. The following 3 bills were passed by both chambers and signed by the Governor.
HB178 a bill drafted by RTKNH, establishes a 13 member study commission on resolving Right-to-Know complaints.
HB460 a bill drafted by RTKNH, 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.
HB170 states that if a public body maintains an Internet website it shall either post its approved minutes in a consistent and reasonably accessible location on the website or post and maintain a notice on the website stating where the minutes may be found. Also, If a public body chooses to post meeting notices on the body’s Internet website, it shall do so in a consistent and reasonably accessible location on the website. If it does not post notices on the website, it shall post and maintain a notice on the website stating where meeting notices are posted.
RTKNH wishes to thank Rep. Ken Weyler, Rep Majorie Smith, Rep. Dan Hynes, and Rep. Chris True for sponsoring a RTHNH bill.