Tuesday, February 17 in the NH House

Tuesday, February 17, 2015  in the NH House of  Representatives

 

Press Conferences—Legislative Office Building (lobby)

1:30 p.m.      Rep. Adam Schroadter

                  RE: HB 618  (relative to penalties for the possession of marijuana)

 

 CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 637-FN, relative to acts of falsification in family law cases.

10:45 a.m. HB 236, relative to child support and allowable child care expenses.

11:30 a.m. HB 265, relative to moneys allocated for child support.

1:30 p.m. HB 378, relative to shared residential responsibility and establishing a commission to study child support and related child care issues.

2:15 p.m. HB 449, relative to the duration of child support.

3:00 p.m. HB 514, revising the child support guidelines.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 683-FN, regulating cash for gold businesses.

10:15 a.m. HB 601-FN, relative to cash dispensing machine requirements.

10:45 a.m. HB 644-FN, relative to regulation of small loans, title loans, and payday loans.

11:00 a.m. HB 666-FN, relative to licensing of money transmitters.

11:30 a.m. HB 498, relative to notification of radon and arsenic testing

1:15 p.m. HB 596-FN-L, relative to health insurance plans of public employers.

1:45 p.m. HB 495, relative to referral fees for settlement services.

2:15 p.m. HB 608-FN-A, relative to liquor licenses at games of chance facilities.

2:45 p.m. HB 570-FN, establishing a condominium dispute resolution board.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 472, relative to the parole board and parole board procedures.

10:30 a.m. HB 568-FN, requiring a supervisory law enforcement officer to arrest a law enforcement officer when the supervisor knows that the law enforcement officer has committed a criminal offense.

11:00 a.m. HB 669-FN-L, requiring law enforcement agencies to report on the receipt of certain equipment and grants from the federal government and on the deployment of tactical teams.

1:00 p.m. HB 490-FN, prohibiting the retail sale of reloadable aerial shell fireworks.

1:45 p.m. HB 598, relative to the definition of deadly force.

2:30 p.m. HB 618-FN, relative to penalties for the possession of marijuana and relative to the cultivation of marijuana plants.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 116, relative to the renomination of teachers, HB 124, relative to the implementation of new college and career readiness standards, HB 126, establishing a commission to study issues related to students receiving special education services while attending a chartered public school, HB 142, relative to student social media policies by education institutions, HB 206, relative to non-academic surveys or questionnaires given to students, HB 237, requiring vocational education centers to prioritize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula as a condition for funding, HB 243, changing the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law, HB 253, relative to the requirements for filing a charter school application, HB 283, requiring school districts to establish a policy permitting a pupil’s parent or legal guardian to observe his or her classes, and HB 302, requiring a public hearing prior to the submission of a grant application by the department of education.

2:30 p.m. HA 1, for the removal of certain state officials in the department of education.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

11:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 110, relative to placement of political advertising, HB 112, relative to domicile for voting purposes, HB 140, relative to appointment of inspectors of election, HB 228, relative to showing or specially marking a ballot, HB 304, establishing a committee to study public access to political campaign information, HB 312, relative to registration of voters, HB 404-FN, relative to showing a ballot, HB 620-FN, relative to the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, HB 627-FN, relative to registering to vote, HB 649-FN, relative to campaign contributions, and HB 665-FN, relative to nomination papers.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 660-FN, relative to small farms and farm stands.

11:00 a.m. HB 579-FN, establishing a maple products coordinator in the department of agriculture, markets, and food using federal funds.

1:00 p.m. Dr. LaValley is speaking to the committee.

2:30 p.m. HB 609-FN, relative to hydraulic fracturing. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 377, establishing a commission to study the establishment of a state geographic information system office and the position of state geographic information officer.

10:30 a.m. HB 475, prohibiting the state from engaging in acts of civil forfeiture.

11:00 a.m. HB 488, relative to an abusive work environment and the health and safety of public employees.

11:30 a.m. HB 510, establishing a commission to study the regulation of pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, and junk or scrap metal dealers.

1:00 p.m. HB 533, relative to arc-fault circuit-breaker protection in residential construction.

1:30 p.m. HB 661-FN, relative to record keeping for sold or transferred animals.

2:00 p.m. Continued public hearing on HB 113, designating the mastodon as the official state fossil.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

FINANCE, Rooms 210-211, LOB--Budget presentations as follows:

10:30 a.m. Gov. Hassan will address the Finance Committee

12:45 p.m. Department of Health and Human Services

2:45 p.m. Department of Education

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION II),Room 209, LOB

10:45 a.m. Work session on HB 561-FN, relative to the use of revenues generated by electric and other utility company leases and rentals.

11:15 a.m. Work session on HB 651-FN-L, transferring the portion of special education costs directly related to health issues to the department of health and human services.

 

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room 305, LOB

10:15 a.m. HB 500, repealing the prohibition on the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

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

10:00 a.m. HB 251-FN, excluding circumcision from the state Medicaid plan.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 151, establishing a committee to study end-of-life decisions, HB 203, relative to the unauthorized practice of law, HB 225, requiring the defendant to personally appear in the courtroom during a victim impact statement, HB 290, relative to the acceptance of risk in outdoor recreational activities, HB 292, expanding the good Samaritan law to engineers and architects, HB 309, permitting landlords to remove tenants’ property in certain circumstances, HB 315, relative to termination of tenancy, HB 417, relative to reimbursement of fees and out of-pocket expenses associated with estate administration, HB 418, relative to waiver of rights to inherited property, HB 435, relative to persons held in civil contempt, HB 443, clarifying the equity jurisdiction of the judicial branch family division, HB 446, relative to access to investigational drugs, biological products, and devices, HB 540-FN, relative to access to court records in parenting cases, and HB 641-FN, relative to certain causes of action by inhabitants of this state.

 

1:00 p.m. Continued public hearing HB 461, prohibiting the use or application of foreign laws in the state court.

1:30 p.m. Continued public hearing HB 470, relative to jury nullification.

2:00 p.m. Continued public hearing HB 415, limiting liability of out-of-state emergency services entities responding to incidents in New Hampshire. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, Room 307, LOB

10:15 a.m. HB 521, relative to the size of the pool of the workers’ compensation appeals board.

10:30 a.m. HB 522, making certain changes in the law governing toxic substances in the workplace to comply with federal law.

11:00 a.m. HB 523, relative to the jurisdiction of the penalty appeal board. In Representatives Hall

1:00 p.m. HB 402-FN, establishing the Franklin Partin right-to-work act.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

9:45 a.m. HB 451, relative to local approval of mining permits.

10:00 a.m. HB 335, relative to the disposition of range ways.

10:15 a.m. HB 689, relative to adoption of a default budget.

10:20 a.m. HB 233, relative to local approval of mining activity.

10:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 226, allowing municipalities to borrow from any fund controlled by such municipality under certain conditions, HB 227, relative to eminent domain on public lands, HB 233, relative to local approval of mining activity, HB 268, establishing a committee to study the adoption of low-impact housing development standards by the department of environmental services, HB 295, removing a reference in the housing law to municipal agreements regarding the construction of parking facilities, HB 335, relative to the disposition of range ways, HB 416-L, relative to compensation for members of the Coos county convention, and HB 444-L, exempting certain long-term residents from local school taxes. 1:30 p.m. Executive session on HB 451, relative to local approval of mining permits, HB 487, requiring that planning board and zoning board of adjustment members be elected, HB 497, relative to interference with a cemetery burial plot, HB 524-FN-L, relative to the calculation of default budgets, HB 525, relative to appropriations in the county budget, HB 526, relative to transfers of appropriations in Carroll county, HB 546, relative to exactions for improvements related to innovative land use controls, HB 607, relative to fees for carrying a concealed firearm, HB 662-FN-L, relative to property taxes paid by chartered public schools leasing property, and HB 689, relative to adoption of a default budget.

4:00 p.m. Continued executive session on HB 229, relative to increasing the maximum amount of the optional veterans tax credit, HB 430, relative to extending the veterans’ property tax credit to all honorably discharged veterans, 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.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Room 305, LOB

1:30 p.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 667-FN, relative to aquatic invasive species and authorizing a program to inspect boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species.

2:30 p.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 349, relative to state buffers for projects requiring wetland permits.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 614-FN, implementing goals of the state 10-year energy strategy.

11:00 a.m. HB 334, relative to the sale of personally identifiable information by Internet service providers.

 

1:15 p.m. Executive session on HB 143, relative to electric renewable energy classes, HB 234, relative to renewable portfolio standards, and HB 543, repealing the electric renewable portfolio standard. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

TRANSPORTATION, Room 203, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 280, establishing a committee to study the feasibility of placing medal decals on special number plates for veterans.

10:15 a.m. HB 351, exempting historically significant vehicles from emission control requirements.

10:30 a.m. HB 374, permitting certain vehicles to proceed through an intersection after stopping for a red light.

11:15 a.m. HB 426, relative to the prohibition on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.

1:00 p.m. HB 453, relative to special number plates for circuit court judges.

1:20 p.m. HB 469, relative to highway surveillance.

1:40 p.m. HB 485, relative to license restoration fees.

2:00 p.m. HB 504, relative to online driver education.

3:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 310, relative to reporting the destruction of motor vehicles, HB 385-FN, relative to special motorcycle number plates for disabled veterans, HB 420-FN, relative to limited driving privileges after revocation for certain financial obligations, HB 467-FN, relative to the expiration of OHRV registrations and repealing the authority for 14-month initial OHRV registrations, HB 535-FN, relative to signs advising motorists approaching highway emergencies, HB 559-FN, relative to vehicle registration by entities doing business in New Hampshire, HB 567-FN, establishing breast cancer and pediatric cancer special number plates, and HB 621-FN, establishing fines for violations of the “wide berth” laws, HB 280, establishing a committee to study the feasibility of placing medal decals on special number plates for veterans, and HB 453, relative to special number plates for circuit court judges.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

10:15 a.m. Executive session on pending legislation if needed.

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 104, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 278, relative to town clerk fees for fill and dredge permit applications. Continued public hearing on HB 552-FNB, requiring the state treasurer to develop an implementation plan for the state to  accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees.

9:30 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 359, allowing municipalities in Carroll county to offer property tax exemptions to foster commercial and industrial construction. In Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 180, relative to the definition of “price or consideration” under the real estate transfer tax.

10:30 a.m. HB 386-FN-A, reducing the rate of the business profits tax.

1:00 p.m. HB 594-FN-A, establishing keno. 2:00 p.m. HB 558-FN, establishing a clean water tax credit.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.