Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the NH House of Representatives

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 305, relative to assessment of and discharge planning for minors in the juvenile court system.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 428, relative to New Hampshire products sold by the liquor commission.

10:30 a.m. HB 429, revising the commission to review and consider alcoholic beverage manufacturing processes and retail sales in manufacturing facilities.

11:00 a.m. HB 554-FN, relative to sales of beer in refillable containers.

11:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 686 establishing a single payer health care system and making an appropriation therefore, and HB 230, relative to penalties for failure to timely discharge a mortgage.

1:15 p.m. HB 284, relative to motor vehicle franchises.

2:30 p.m. HB 220-FN, requiring licensure of community association property managers.

3:00 p.m. HB 210, relative to financial responsibility limits for motor vehicle liability insurance.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 605-FN, repealing mandatory minimum sentences.

11:00 a.m. HB 494, relative to industrial hemp as a controlled substance.

1:30 p.m. HB 557-FN, relative to penalties for driving while intoxicated, third and fourth offenses.

2:00 p.m. HB 560-FN, including a fetus in the definition of “another” for the purpose of certain criminal offenses.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 218-FN, relative to additional funding for third grade proficiency in mathematics, HB 301, allowing a parent to elect not to include their child in the unique pupil identification system or other information database maintained by the department of education, HB 536, relative to payment for special education services for chartered public school students and relative to federal funds for chartered public schools, HB 537-FN-L, relative to the calculation of the school administrative unit budget, HB 562-FN-L, repealing the limitation on the total education grant distributed to a municipality in a fiscal year and reducing the stabilization grants to certain municipalities, HB 577-FN-A-L, establishing a children’s savings account program, HB 625-FN-A, relative to public charter schools, HB 635-FN, relative to aid to school districts for costs of special education, and HB 676-FN-A, establishing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholars program.

1:00 p.m. HB 538-FN-L, relative to the implementation of new statewide education annual assessments.

1:30 p.m. HB 581-FN, requiring schools to continue the education of a child during the child’s suspension or expulsion.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on CACR 4, Relating to the right to vote. Providing that 17-year olds who will be eligible to vote in the general election be permitted to vote in the election’s primary election, CACR 11, Relating to voting at elections. Providing that the general court may authorize all voters to choose to vote by absentee ballot, HB 320, relative to removal of certain campaign materials at the polling place, HB 493, relative to minimum voting booths for city or town elections, HB 502, relative to petitions for verification of checklists, HB 503, relative to presidential primary ballots, HB 529, relative to party conventions, HB 530-FN-A, authorizing a trial program for electronic voter check-in, and HB 545, relative to eligibility for office.

1:00 p.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 311, relative to withdrawal of candidates, HB 432, relative to counting votes, HB 393-FN, including the distributing of model acts to elected officials as lobbying and requiring disclosure of compensation or reimbursement received by elected officials from such lobbyists for attendance at an event, CACR 12, Relating to qualifications for public office. Providing that no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought, HB 589-FN, relative to prohibited coercion of political contributions, and HB 406, relative to the date of the state primary election.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 372, relative to certain private employers under workers’ compensation.

10:30 a.m. HB 244-L, relative to the permissible level of methyl tertiary butyl ether in drinking water.

1:00 p.m. HB 248, directing the university system of New Hampshire to conduct a study of the effects of prolonged human consumption of and exposure to methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

2:00 p.m. HB 466, relative to the definition of “implement of husbandry.”

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 468-FN, requiring a warrant to obtain electronic device location information.

10:30 a.m. HB 602-FN, relative to the use of drones.

11:00 a.m. HB 674-FN, relative to the salaries of certain unclassified positions.

11:30 a.m. HB 682-FN, granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of corrections.

1:00 p.m. HB 413-FN-A, establishing the governing board of polysomnographic technologists within the allied health professionals.

1:30 p.m. HB 425, relative to procedures for the adoption of agency rules under the administrative procedures act.

2:00 p.m. HB 484, relative to the board of nursing and exemptions from licensure by the board.

2:30 p.m. HB 632-FN, relative to fiscal impact statements submitted by agencies adopting a rule under RSA 541-A. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

2:45 p.m. Executive session on HB 401-FN, requiring the use of cloud computing technology by state agencies, HB 468-FN, requiring a warrant to obtain electronic device location information, HB 602-FN, relative to the use of drones, HB 674-FN, relative to the salaries of certain unclassified positions, and HB 682-FN, granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of corrections.

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION I), Room 212, LOB

11:15 a.m. Work session on HB 412, relative to reporting of corrective action implementation of audit findings by entities subject to an audit by the legislative budget assistant.

11:30 a.m. Work session on HB 463, relative to state agency communications.

11:40 a.m. Work session on HB 534, relative to the duties of the housing finance authority.

1:00 p.m. Work session on HB 678-FN, requiring an evaluation of vendor performance on certain state contracts.

1:15 p.m. Work session on HB 631-FN-A, making an appropriation to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund.

1:30 p.m. Work Session on HB 580-FN, relative to travel expenses for members of the building code review board.

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION I) and FINANCE – (DIVISION II), Rooms 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m. Informational meeting with Commissioner Burack, Department of Environmental Services and Director Normandeau, Fish and Game Commission, regarding dam maintenance

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION II), Rooms 210-211, LOB

1:30 p.m. Work session on HB 539-FN, establishing an early learning incentive fund in the department of education.

3:30 p.m. Work session on HB 563-FN, relative to funding for chartered public school pupils.

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION III), Room 212, LOB

10:00 a.m. Work session on HB 638-FN-A, reestablishing the catastrophic illness program and making an appropriation therefor.

10:30 a.m. Work session on HB 654-FN-A-L, relative to the distribution of marriage license fees and the funding source for the domestic violence grant program.

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS, Room 205, LOB

9:10 a.m. Subcommittee work session HB 136, prohibiting tanning facilities from tanning persons under 18 years of age.

 

In Rooms 206-208, LOB

9:30 a.m. HB 593-FN, permitting qualifying patients and registered caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.

11:00 a.m. HB 476-FN, amending the definition of “qualifying medical condition” in the therapeutic cannabis law.

1:15 p.m. HB 489, relative to annulment of mental health records.

2:15 p.m. HB 629-FN, relative to induced termination of pregnancy statistics.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

JUDICIARY, Room 205, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 677-FN, prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services.

11:00 a.m. HB 595-FN, relative to banning abortion after viability.

1:00 p.m. HB 403-FN, repealing the law relative to providing certain parameters for access to reproductive health care facilities.

2:00 p.m. HB 446, relative to access to investigational drugs, biological products, and devices.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, Room 307, LOB

10:15 a.m. HB 411, prohibiting the payment of subminimum wages to persons with disabilities.

11:00 a.m. HB 496-FN-L, prohibiting public employers from using criminal history in employment decisions.

11:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 477-FN-L, relative to workers’ compensation benefits and establishing payment schedules. In Representatives Hall

1:00 p.m. HB 392-FN, relative to the minimum hourly wage, HB 163, establishing a state minimum hourly rate, and HB 370-L, enabling counties and municipalities to establish minimum wage rates, and HB 684-FN, establishing a state minimum hourly rate.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 224-FN, repealing the exemption for water and air pollution control facilities from local property taxation.

9:30 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 501, allowing municipalities to grant a veterans property tax credit to residents who served not less than one year active duty in the armed forces, HB 229, relative to increasing the maximum amount of the optional veterans tax credit, and HB 430, relative to extending the veterans’ property tax credit to all honorably discharged veterans.

10:00 a.m. Orientation meeting.

10:30 a.m. HB 525, relative to appropriations in the county budget.

10:45 a.m. HB 526, relative to transfers of appropriations in Carroll county.

11:00 a.m. HB 416-L, relative to compensation for members of the Coos county convention.

11:15 a.m. HB 331, relative to absences among selectmen on election day.

11:30 a.m. HB 487, requiring that planning board and zoning board of adjustment members be elected.

11:45 a.m. HB 289, relative to the content of annual town reports.

2:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 199, relative to tax relief information contained on a property tax bill, HB 205-L, relative to lending practices of energy efficiency and clean energy districts, HB 229, relative to increasing the maximum amount of the optional veterans tax credit, HB 257, relative to amending municipal charters, HB 368, relative to third party review required by the planning board, HB 397, relative to the duties of public servants, HB 430, relative to extending the veterans’ property tax credit to all honorably discharged veterans, HB 464, establishing the fishing family protection act, prohibiting political subdivisions from interfering with commercial and recreational operations of fishing families, and HB 501, allowing municipalities to grant a veterans property tax credit to residents who served not less than one year active duty in the armed forces, and a Continued executives session on HB 125-FN-L, relative to county audits and competitive bidding for county services.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

10:15 a.m. Executive session on HB 321, establishing a committee to study improvements to the Elizabeth Meader Hanson site in Dover, HB 329, relative to a construction project at the state veterans cemetery and HB 384, establishing a committee to study the feasibility of privatizing the New Hampshire toll system, HB 591-FN-A-L, relative to the road toll rate and eliminating a capital appropriation for highway projects, and HB 619-FN-L, establishing noise barrier programs and making an appropriation therefor.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Rooms 305, LOB

10:30 a.m. HB 667-FN, relative to aquatic invasive species and authorizing a program to inspect boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species.

1:00 p.m. HB 349, relative to state buffers for projects requiring wetland permits.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 297, protecting individual customer data from disclosure by a public utility.

11:00 a.m. HB 360, relative to public utilities that fail to restore service within 3 days.

1:00 p.m. HB 345, requiring utilities to provide data to consumers explaining rates and rate increases.

2:00 p.m. HB 342, relative to property owners’ consent for smart meter gateway devices.

3:00 p.m. HB 252, relative to the divestiture of electrical generation facilities.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

TRANSPORTATION, Room 203, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 420-FN, relative to limited driving privileges after revocation for certain financial obligations.

10:15 a.m. HB 467-FN, relative to the expiration of OHRV registrations and repealing the authority for 14-month initial OHRV registrations.

10:30 a.m. HB 621-FN, establishing fines for violations of the “wide berth” laws.

11:00 a.m. HB 559-FN, relative to vehicle registration by entities doing business in New Hampshire.

11:30 a.m. HB 567-FN, establishing breast cancer and pediatric cancer special number plates.

1:00 p.m. HB 535-FN, relative to signs advising motorists approaching highway emergencies.

1:30 p.m. Executive session on HB 241-FN, prohibiting driving while holding an animal in the driver’s seat, HB 357, relative to notice of change of name or address on a driver’s license, HB 387-FN, relative to motor vehicle inspections, HB 388-FN-A, establishing university number plates, HB 414-FN, relative to idling by commuter rail locomotives, HB 586-FN-L, relative to registration of automobile utility trailers, and continued executive sessions on HB 196, requiring the removal of identifying features from vehicles formerly used as ambulances, and HB 260, relative to the definition of antique motor vehicle or motorcycle,

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

9:00 a.m. Revenue projections.

1:00 p.m. HB 599, relative to the economic revitalization zone tax credit program.

2:00 p.m. HB 438-FN-A, exempting proprietorships from taxation under the business profits tax.

2:30 p.m. HB 437-FN, exempting proprietorships from taxation under the business enterprise tax.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

PRESS CONFERENCES IN THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING LOBBY

 

10:00 a.m.  AFL/CIO

12:00 p.m.  Sen. Gary Daniels. RE: Workers’ Compensation