Bills

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 2 bills to strengthen the ability of citizens of New Hampshire to access their government. These 2 RTKNH bills have been introduced in the House or Senate.

SB 313: Establishing the office of right-to-know ombudsman
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee. Hearing held 2/5.

HB 396: Relative to delay or denial of records under the RTK law
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee. Hearing held 1/23.

HB 286:  Relative to free inspection of records under the RTK law
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee. Hearing 1/23.

There are also several other Right-to-Know bills this year that Right to Know NH is tracking.

HB 103: Establishing the office of right-to-know ombudsman
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee

HB 125: Allowing county officers to be chosen by secret ballot, and exempting secret ballots from the right-to-know law
STATUS: With Municipal and County Government Committee.  Hearing held 1/23.

HB 153: police officer disciplinary records shall be public documents
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee.  Hearing held 1/23.

HB 154: prohibiting non-disclosure agreements in certain legal actions
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee.  Hearing held 1/23.

HB 329: permits a school board to review and adopt a data security plan at a non-public meeting
STATUS: With Education Committee.  Hearing held 1/22.

HB 729: Establishing a citizen’s right-to-know appeals commission and a right-to-know law ombudsman
STATUS: With Judiciary Committee.

If you know the bill number, you can track its progress using the
NH Legislature LegiScan Bill Lookup   or use the NH State Legislature Bill Search.

LegiScan search of all bills impacting RSA 91-a

 

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