HOUSE BILL NO. 1163 (CHAPTER 34, LAWS OF 1992)
INTRODUCED BY: Rep. Burling of Sullivan Dist. 1; Sen. Hollingworth of
REFERRED TO: Judiciary
AN ACT relative to a public employee's right to require that a nonpublic session under the right-to-know law be open to the public.
This bill clarifies the right of a public employee who is afforded an opportunity to meet with a body or agency regarding an issue which is normally discussed in a nonpublic meeting to require that such meeting be open to the public.
The bill also clarifies the definition of property which is discussed in a nonpublic meeting.
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EXPLANATION: Matter added appears in bold italics.
Matter removed appears in [brackets].
Matter which is repealed and reenacted or all new appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the year of Our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and ninety-two
relative to a public employee's right to require that a nonpublic
session under the right-to-know law be open to the public.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-
tatives in General Court convened:
1 Meeting May Be Open To Public. Amend RSA 91-A:3, II(a) to read as follows:
(a) The dismissal, promotion or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee, or the investigation of any charges against him, unless the employee affected [requests an open meeting] (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.
2 Property Added. Amend RSA 91-A:3, II(d) to read as follows:
(d) Consideration of the acquisition, sale or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community.
3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.