Will Governor Lynch Oversee The End Of The Right To Know Law?

Here we go! Liberal Democrats in charge and the first thing they do is:


They tried it last year and lost. This is the worst part of the old HB626.

Here is the way it works:

“Communications” AMONG A QUORUM outside a legal meeting taxpayers can attend, record, videotape, or read about ARE NOW LEGAL as long as those communications (read e-mails and phone calls) are DISCLOSED AT THE NEXT MEETING!

Of course there is no reason THAT meeting can't be another “Communication Outside the Meeting,” at least until AFTER town meeting is over – wink, wink.

How stupid do these guys think people are? Apparently not very because this bill is getting the bums rush.

Taxpayers wind up in court all the time as it is over public documents that are absolutely public. See Dover for an example. This lawyer-created language guarantees more of the same.

Below is the bill. Read it for yourself. Its unconstitutional by the way.

(The good part is overreaching like this is what will lose the legislature for the Democrats once voters find out. Voters added the Right To Know to our State Constitution by over 80%. It can be reversed when sane people are back in charge if it does pass.)


In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT relative to communications outside meetings under the right-to-know law.

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

1 New Section; Communications Outside Meetings. Amend RSA 91-A by inserting after section 2 the following new section:

91-A:2-a Communications Outside Meetings.

I. Any communications, in whatever form, outside a meeting among the members of a quorum of the membership of a public body which bear upon matters over which such body has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power shall be disclosed at the next meeting of the body before any decision may be made, including a decision not to act. If such communications are in writing, copies or printouts shall be made a part of the public record. Communications among less than a quorum of members need not be disclosed.

II. Communications outside a meeting, including, but not limited to, sequential communications among members of a public body, shall not be used to circumvent the spirit of this chapter.

III. The disclosure requirements of paragraphs I and II shall not apply to communications specifically exempted from the definition of a “meeting” under RSA 91-A:2, I.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2007.




AN ACT relative to communications outside meetings under the right-to-know law.

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Thomas, Belk 5; Rep. J. Garrity, Rock 6; Rep. Espiefs, Ches 3

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS:  This bill clarifies communications outside a meeting for the purposes of RSA 91-A.


This bill "clarifies" all right! It calrifies how far you can trust and official that votes for it.