Thursday, Feb. 12 in the NH House

Thursday, February 12 in the NH House of Representatives

Governor Hassan’s Budget Address-

Representatives Hall

1:00 p.m.

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 405-FN, requiring the department of health and human services to license supervised visitation centers.

10:45 a.m. HB 513, relative to complaint investigation procedures of the guardian ad litem board.

11:30 a.m. HB 515-FN, relative to oversight of guardians ad litem by the guardian ad litem board.

2:30 p.m. HB 516, relative to the determination of parental rights based on the best interest of the child and relative to grounds for modification of an order regarding parental rights and responsibilities.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

8:30 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 137, relative to homeowner’s insurance, HB 296, relative to a named insured of a life insurance policy, HB 184, relative to travel insurance, HB 171, relative to rebating, HB 256, relative to automobile insurance statements of residency.

10:00 a.m. HB 478, relative to rulemaking for market conduct record retention and production.

10:15 a.m. HB 479, relative to uninsured or hit-and-run motor vehicle coverage.

10:30 a.m. HB 480, relative to policies for property and casualty insurance.

10:45 a.m. HB 481, relative to commercial insurance.

11:00 a.m. HB 482, relative to the insurance claims adjuster definition.

11:30 a.m. HB 548, establishing the federally-facilitated health exchange as the health exchange for New Hampshire.

11:45 a.m. HB 223-FN, relative to external review under the managed care law.

3:00 p.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 161, relative to the termination of a management contract by a condominium association, HB 353, relative to the governance of condominium unit owners’ associations, HB 157, relative to enforcement of condominium liens for assessments, HB 160, relative to qualifications of condominium association board members, HB 175, establishing a committee to study removing the department of justice from the financial approval process for residential condominium and housing subdivisions.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 436, relative to the penalty for making a false statement in a criminal complaint.

10:30 a.m. HB 440, establishing private prosecution of criminal proceedings.

11:00 a.m. HB 590-FN, relative to the accountability of public officials.

11:30 a.m. HB 640-FN, relative to the crime of criminal coercion.

2:30 p.m. HB 442, changing references to “law enforcement officer” to “peace officer” in the Revised Statutes Annotated.

3:00 p.m. HB 653-FN, prohibiting the use of sex offender registry information for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, or threatening a registered sexual offender or offender against children, or any family member, employer or landlord of such person.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 142, relative to student social media policies by education institutions.

10:30 a.m. HB 206, relative to non-academic surveys or questionnaires given to students.

11:00 a.m. HB 243, changing the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law.

11:30 a.m. HB 302, requiring a public hearing prior to the submission of a grant application by the department of education.

2:30 p.m. HB 317, relative to contracts between schools and school districts.

2:55 p.m. HB 237, requiring vocational education centers to prioritize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula as a condition for funding.

3:20 p.m. HB 332, relative to school district policy regarding objectionable course material.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on 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 311, relative to withdrawal of candidates, 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, HB 406, relative to the date of the state primary election, HB 432, relative to counting votes, HB 589-FN, relative to prohibited coercion of political contributions.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

11:00 a.m. HB 427, relative to the definition of the New Hampshire fire code.

11:30 a.m. HB 459, establishing a committee to study medical services provided to residents of the New Hampshire veterans’ home.

12:00 p.m. Continued public hearing on HB 448, establishing February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

FINANCE, Room 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive 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, HB 463, relative to state agency communications, HB 534, relative to the duties of the housing finance authority, HB 539-FN, establishing an early learning incentive fund in the department of education, HB 561-FN, relative to the use of revenues generated by electric and other utility company leases and rentals, HB 563-FN, relative to funding for chartered public school pupils, HB 580-FN, relative to travel expenses for members of the building code review board, HB 631- FN-A, making an appropriation to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund, HB 638-FN-A, reestablishing the catastrophic illness program and making an appropriation therefore, HB 651-FN-L, transferring the portion of special education costs directly related to health issues to the department of health and human services, HB 654-FN-A-L, relative to the distribution of marriage license fees and the funding source for the domestic violence grant program, and HB 678-FN, requiring an evaluation of vendor performance on certain state contracts.

 

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room, 307, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 354, relative to the closing of clam, oyster, and other bivalve areas for restoration.

10:00 a.m. HB 505, relative to baiting for game birds and game animals by persons with a disability.

10:30 a.m. HB 298, relative to the seasons for taking game animals and game birds with the use of bait.

11:15 a.m. HB 423, designating the bobcat as the New Hampshire state wildcat.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

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

10:00 a.m. HB 422-FN, relative to the signing authority of physician assistants.

11:00 a.m. HB 628-FN, relative to indemnification of health care facilities under certain circumstances.

2:30 p.m. HB 564-FN, relative to prior authorization for certain prescription drugs.

3:30 p.m. HB 517, relative to disciplinary actions for physicians whose license to practice is suspended or revoked.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB

9:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 616-FN, increasing eligibility of claimants under the victims’ assistance fund, and HB 677-FN, prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services.

10:00 a.m. HB 646-FN-L, allowing public bodies or agencies to charge for the costs of retrieval of public records under the right-to-know law.

10:45 a.m. HB 656-FN-L, relative to inspection of governmental records under the right-to-know law.

11:30 a.m. HB 606-FN-L, relative to costs for public records filed electronically.

2:30 p.m. HB 641-FN, relative to certain causes of action by inhabitants of this state.

3:00 p.m. HR 10, urging the department of justice to reexamine the conviction of Chad Evans. Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION, Room 203, LOB

9:00 a.m. HB 300, requiring state employees and state public officials to obtain prior permission to attend meetings and hearings of the general court.

9:30 a.m. HCR 1, rescinding all requests by the New Hampshire legislature for a federal constitutional convention.

10:15 a.m. HB 399-FN, establishing a force of state capitol security officers with the authority to carry firearms.

11:00 a.m. HB 299, prohibiting voting by the house of representatives for the speaker of the house on organizational convening day to be by secret ballot.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

8:30 a.m. HB 486, authorizing towns and cities to establish special assessment districts.

8:45 a.m. HB 607, relative to fees for carrying a concealed firearm.

9:00 a.m. HB 497, relative to interference with a cemetery burial plot.

9:15 a.m. HB 227, relative to eminent domain on public lands.

9:30 a.m. HB 268, establishing a committee to study the adoption of low-impact housing development standards by the department of environmental services.

9:45 a.m. HB 295, removing a reference in the housing law to municipal agreements regarding the construction of parking facilities.

10:00 a.m. HB 226, allowing municipalities to borrow from any fund controlled by such municipality under certain conditions.

12:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 192, relative to the valuation of utility property, HB 193, relative to utility assessments for the use of village district roads, HB 235, relative to obstruction of traffic on certain highways, and HB348, allowing municipalities to adopt a property tax credit for elderly homeowners for the extent their tax bill exceeds 10 percent of income.

2:30 p.m. Executive session on HB 191, relative to projects which are privately financed in energy efficiency and clean energy districts, HB 224-FN, repealing the exemption for water and air pollution control facilities from local property taxation, HB 250, relative to requirements for perambulation of town lines, HB 277, relative to the policy for acceptance of grants by county conventions, HB 289, relative to the content of annual town reports, HB 331, relative to absences among selectmen on election day, HB 339, relative to transfer station income, and HB 486, authorizing towns and cities to establish special assessment districts.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

9:30 a.m. Executive session on pending legislation if needed.

11:00 a.m. HB 460, establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for the funding the state’s highways and bridges.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 379, establishing a commission to study the effects of ocean acidification on commercially harvested species.

10:45 a.m. HB 382, establishing a committee to study facilitating private investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

11:30 a.m. HB 316, establishing a committee to study offshore wind energy production.

2:30 p.m. HB 574-FN, relative to regional greenhouse gas initiative distributions to residential customers.

3:15 p.m. HB 409, banning corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline in New Hampshire.

4:00 p.m. HB 391-FN, applying the E911 surcharge to prepaid cellular telephones.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

STATE FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, Room 303, LOB

9:30 a.m. HCR 5, calling for an article V convention for the purpose of considering a countermand amendment to the United States Constitution.

10:15 a.m. HCR 6, petitioning Congress for an Article V amendment convention.

11:00 a.m. HR 11, requesting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Congress to relax rules on Atlantic states recreational fishing. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

2:30 p.m. or 30 minutes following house session. Executive session on HB 148, limiting the authority of delegates to Article V conventions, and HB 433, relative to the state guard.

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 439, relative to religious societies.

10:30 a.m. HB 445, defining poker as a game of skill.

11:00 a.m. HB 550-FN, relative to administration of the tobacco tax.

11:30 a.m. HB 552-FN, requiring the state treasurer to develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow