N.H. Code Admin. R. Rab 216.06 - Public Participation

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Any person who wishes to speak on the issue or issues which are the subject of the hearing shall place his or her name and address on a speakers' list before the last speaker on the list has finished speaking. All whose names appear on the speakers' list, as provided, shall be afforded reasonable time to speak at the hearing. The moderator shall limit the amount of time each speaker may speak to a reasonable time based on the number of people who wish to be heard, the time, and the availability of the facility.
(b) The moderator, on behalf of the board, shall:
(1) Refuse to recognize a person who refuses to give his or her full name and address;
(2) When a group or organization wishes to comment, limit the group to no more than 3 spokespersons, provided that the members who are present shall be allowed to enter their names and addresses into the record as supporting the position by the group or organization;
(3) Revoke recognition of a speaker who speaks or acts in an abusive or disruptive manner; or
(4) Revoke recognition of a speaker who refuses to keep his comments relevant to the issue or issues which are the subject of the hearing.
(c) Written comments may be submitted any time from the time notice has been published until the record has been closed by the moderator, which shall not be less than 7 calendar days after the hearing.
(d) In the event that the number of speakers who wish to give oral testimony relevant to the issue or issues involved exceed that number who can be heard within a reasonable period of time subject to facility availability and length of the hearing, the hearing shall be reconvened pursuant to applicable provisions in RSA 541-A to afford such persons the opportunity to be heard. Speakers may elect to submit written testimony in lieu of additional oral hearing.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Rab 216.06
#9017, eff 11-1-07; renumbered by #10269 (formerly Rab 211.06 ) (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Rab 200)

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