CHAPTER 200

HB 1469-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

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2022 SESSION

22-2580

07/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1469-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the need for anti-discrimination legislation in the New Hampshire financial services industry.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bernardy, Rock. 16; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9; Rep. Hobson, Rock. 35; Rep. Ammon, Hills. 40; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Greeson, Graf. 16; Rep. Greene, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the need for anti-discrimination legislation in the New Hampshire financial services industry based on legally-protected expressions.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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07/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the need for anti-discrimination legislation in the New Hampshire financial services industry.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

200:1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the need for anti-discrimination legislation in the New Hampshire financial services industry.

200:2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

200:3  Duties.  The committee shall study:

I.  The possible need for anti-discrimination legislation in the New Hampshire financial services industry based on legally-protected expression of political viewpoints or ideologies, social media activity, membership in clubs or organizations, possession or sales of firearms, or other legally protected activity that could cause financial institutions to decline to engage in business relations with people or businesses engaging in such activities; and  

II.  Whether the New Hampshire banking department has sufficient resources to receive and investigate complaints about such practices and to issue an annual report to the general court about its findings.

200:4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

200:5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2022.

200:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 17, 2022

Effective Date: June 17, 2022