Right-to-Know law changed to simplify process for documents filed with petition to be considered as evidence by the court

Governor Sununu signed HB252 into law on June 26th.

Any person aggrieved by a violation of the RTK law may petition the superior court for injunctive relief.   This bill states that “Subject to objection by either party, all documents filed with the petition and any response thereto shall be considered as evidence by the court.  All documents submitted shall be provided to the opposing party prior to a hearing on the merits. ”

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

BILL SPONSORS: Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13

This change takes effect January 1, 2019.