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HOUSE BILL NO.      133     (CHAPTER 217, LAWS OF 1991)

INTRODUCED BY: Rep. Holbrook of Belknap Dist. 13

REFERRED TO: Judiciary

AN ACT relative to the right to know law.



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HB 133

In the year of Our Lord one thousand

nine hundred and ninety-one


relative to the right to know law.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-

tatives in General Court convened:

years, which report shall be a public document. [An executive] A nonpublic session of the advisory commission may be called at any time for any of the reasons specified in RSA 91-A:3, II upon majority vote and shall consist solely of the members thereof.

whatever means are available to inform the public that a meeting is to be held. The minutes of the meeting shall clearly spell out the need for the emergency meeting. When a meeting of a legislative committee is held, publication made pursuant to the rules of the house of representatives or the senate, whichever rules are appropriate, shall be sufficient notice. If the charter of any city or guidelines or rules of order of any body or agency described in RSA 91-A:1-a require a broader public access to official meetings and records than herein described, such charter provisions or guidelines or rules of order shall take precedence over the requirements of this chapter.

session shall be confined to the matters set out in the motion.

determined that divulgence of the information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of the body or agency itself or render the proposed action ineffective. In the event of such circumstances, information may be withheld until, in the opinion of a majority of members, the aforesaid circumstances no longer apply.