N.H. House Hearings on RTK Bills on January 23 Starting at 10:00

The New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee will hold a day full of hearings on Right-to-Know bills on January 23, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m. A total of 7 bills, all concerning RSA 91-A, the Right-to-Know Law, will be considered. The hearings will be in room 208 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord, N.H. The public is encouraged to attend and testify in favor of these bills.

At 10:00 a.m. is HB 1344, relative to collective bargaining under the right-to-know law. This bill requires collective bargaining negotiations to be in public. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Kurt Wuelper (R), Rep. Jordan Ulery (R), and Rep. Leonard Turcotte (R).  RTKNH proposed this bill.

At 10:30 a.m. is HB 1579, requiring records to be kept for certain exempt convenings under the right-to- know law. This bill requires a minimal, after-the-fact record of certain non-meetings of public bodies. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Kurt Wuelper (R), Rep. Carl Seidel (R), and Rep. Kevin Verville (R).  RTKNH proposed this bill.

At 11:00 a.m. is HB 1323, relative to employment of chief executive officers under the right-to-know law. This bill requires meetings about chief executive officers of agencies to be in public. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Michael Sylvia (R).  RTKNH proposed this bill.

At 1:00 p.m. is HB 1347, relative to information to be included in the minutes under the right-to-know law. This bill requires more details about the actions of public bodies to be recorded in meeting minutes. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Michael Sylvia (R), Rep. James Spillane (R), and Rep. Kathleen Souza (R).  RTKNH proposed this bill.

At 1:30 p.m. is HB 1786, prohibiting costs for inspection of governmental records under the right-to-know law. This bill prohibits agencies from charging for costs to provide records for inspection. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Michael Sylvia (R).  RTKNH proposed this bill.

At 2:00 p.m. is HB 1788, relative to costs charged under the right-to-know law. This bill limits charges for copies of records to the prevailing commercial rate. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Michael Sylvia (R).  RTKNH proposed this bill.

At 2:30 p.m. is HB 1789, relative to costs of requests which are in electronic format under the right-to-know law. This bill makes copies of electronic records free. The full text of this bill is available here. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Kevin Verville (R).

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