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Proposed bill would change charter procedures
House Bill 422, a policy initiative of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, is intended to make the charter adoption and revision process easier, but opponents, including two of the three Manchester senators, said instead it complicates the process.
The bill would allow any 25 city residents signing a petition to place a charter question on the city’s general election ballot.
Soucy noted the bill would mean significant changes in the charter revision process for the city and make it more expensive.
And she said the bill removes the Secretary of State from the process when that office is the place to call when local officials have questions about the process.
“Everyone’s good intentions of simplifying it, complicates it,” Soucy said.
“The intent was to make the process of amending charters easier for local communities,” Bradley said, “not affecting those with existing charters.”
The amendment was approved and the bill was adopted on a 15-7 vote. The bill will go back to the House because of the Senate changes.
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