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: Senate: Laid on the Table.

HB 396: Relative to delay or denial of records under the RTK law
STATUS: House: Passed.  Senate: Passed.

HB 286:  Relative to free inspection of records under the RTK law
STATUS: House: Passed.  Senate: Passed.

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: House: Did not Pass.

HB 125: Allowing county officers to be chosen by secret ballot, and exempting secret ballots from the right-to-know law
STATUS: House: Did not Pass.

HB 153: police officer disciplinary records shall be public documents
STATUS: House: Passed.  Senate: In Progress.

HB 154: prohibiting non-disclosure agreements in certain legal actions
STATUS: House: Passed.  Senate: In Progress.

HB 288: County Convention notices
STATUS: House: Did not Pass.

HB 329: permits a school board to review and adopt a data security plan at a non-public meeting
STATUS: House: Passed.  Senate: Passed.

HB 729: Establishing a citizen’s right-to-know appeals commission and a right-to-know law ombudsman
STATUS: House: Did not Pass.

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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