NH House Republican Alliance: Statement on HB1570 Paint Tax

The House Republican Alliance comments on  HB1570 - A, a bill to establish a new fee on household paint.

"This bill adds a new fee to every can of paint purchased in New Hampshire, making our consumer goods more expensive. Anyone who wants to paint a room in their house, fence, or their doghouse will now pay more. Any new building and home construction will be more expensive, making our affordable housing, less affordable," stated Rep. Russ Ober- Hudson.  "Further, the amendment to HB1570 never received a public hearing before Ways and Means to discuss these new fees.  All tax and fee bills are to go to Ways and Means per house rules."