The Right-to-Know law changes as new bills pass into law. Almost every year there are proposed bills to amend the Right-to-Know Law. This year, Right to Know NH has proposed 4 bills to strengthen the ability of citizens of New Hampshire to access their government. The 4 bills are HB178, HB252, HB365, HB460.
HB252 – allows petition to all be considered a request for admission of evidence
STATUS: Retained In Committee
HB365 – removes the ‘knew or should have known’ requirement when awarding attorney fees
STATUS: Failed to pass in the House. Vote was Y: 184 N: 187 NV: 11 Abs: 14 .
HB170 – posting of notice and meeting minutes to web site
STATUS: Passed in the House. Passed in the Senate.
HB524 – Definition of emergency
STATUS: Passed in the House . Inexpedient to Legislate by Senate Judiciary Committee.