Session Recap-NH House, March 4

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SESSION RECAP

March 4, 2015

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bills were removed from the Consent Calendar

Education                 HB 302 (ITL) by Rep. Hoell

Election Law             HB 228 (ITL) by Rep. Rideout

HB 406 (ITL) by. Rep. J.Sweeney

HB 620 (ITL) by Rep. Hoell

HB 627 (ITL) by Rep. Hoell

HB 665 (ITL) by Rep. Abramson

HHS                            HB 202 (ITL) by Rep. Hoell

                                    HB 489 (ITL) by  Rep. Hoell

Judiciary                    HB 435 (ITL) by  Rep. Hoell

Municipal &

  County Gov.           HB 224 (ITL) by Rep. Cushing

                                    HB 525 (ITL) by  Rep. McCarth6y

State-Federal           HB 148 IOTP/A) by  Rep. Itse

                                    HCR 2 (OTP) by Rep. Notter

                                    HCR 3 (OTP/A) by Rep. Horrigan

Ways & Means        HB 437 (ITL) by  Rep. Itse

 

 

The Consent Calendar approved unanimously in a voice vote.

 

REGULAR CALENDAR

Ways & Means

CACR 1, Relating to taxation. Providing that a 3/5 vote is required to pass legislation imposing new or increased taxes or license fees, or to authorize the issuance of state bonds and providing that the general court shall appropriate funds for payment of interest and installments of principal of all state bonds. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS  committee report of ITL  passes, RC, 226-128.

HB 350, establishing a commission to study the impacts of the property tax on New Hampshire’s residents, businesses, municipalities, and the economy. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.

Committee report of ITL passes, RC, 213-143

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

HB 390-FN, relative to stop loss insurance. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. Committee report of ITL passes, DIV Vote, 216-135.

 

EDUCATION

HA 1, for the removal of certain state officials in the department of education. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  motion to table defeated, Roll Call, 285-75.  Committee report of ITL passes on a VV.

HB 116, relative to the renomination of teachers. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. Committee report of ITL passes, RC, 218-145

HB 142, relative to student social media policies by education institutions. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. Committee report of OTP/A passes, VV (Sylvia amendment fails, DIV, 249-112)

HB 206, relative to non-academic surveys or questionnaires given to students. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. committee report of OTP/A passes, VV, (amendment passes, RC vote, 246-114)

HB 283, requiring school districts to establish a policy permitting a pupil’s parent or legal guardian to observe his or her classes. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, VV.

 

ELECTION LAW

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. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.  the committee report of ITL passes, RC, 263-93.

HB 185, authorizing straight ticket voting. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. the committee report of ITL passes, DIV Vote, 335-28.

HB 311, relative to withdrawal of candidates. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  committee report of ITL passes, VV.

HB 404-FN, relative to showing a ballot. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of ITL passes, RC, 233-131

 

FINANCE

HB 463, relative to state agency communications. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. Rosenwald amendment fails, 244-104; committee report of OTP passes, VV

HB 539-FN, establishing an early learning incentive fund in the department of education. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, VV

HB 631-FN-A, making an appropriation to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, VV

HB 638-FN-A, reestablishing the catastrophic illness program and making an appropriation therefor. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of ITL passes, VV

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES & ELDERLY AFFAIRS

HB 136, prohibiting tanning facilities from tanning persons under 18 years of age. OUGHT TO PASS. Motion to table (Rep. Itse) fails, 188-171; committee report of OTP passes, RC, 199-162.

HB 389-FN, repealing the certificate of need moratorium. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, DIV Vote, 205-129.

HB 476-FN, amending the definition of “qualifying medical condition” in the therapeutic cannabis law. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. Committee report of OTP/A passes, VV

 

JUDICIARY

CACR 9, Relating to judgment on impeachment. Providing that persons impeached by the senate forfeit their state pensions and state-funded insurance. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of ITL passes, RC, 235-121.

HB 151, establishing a committee to study end-of-life decisions. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of OTP passes, DIV Vote, 189-161.

HB 203, relative to the unauthorized practice of law. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. Committee report of OTP/A passes, VV

HB 290, relative to the acceptance of risk in outdoor recreational activities. OUGHT TO PASS  committee report of OTP passes, VV

HB 315, relative to termination of tenancy. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE committee report of OTP/A passes, RC 263-95.

HB 540-FN, relative to access to court records in parenting cases. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  committee report of ITL passes, VV

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

HB 191, relative to projects which are privately financed in energy efficiency and clean energy districts. OUGHT TO PASS  Motion to table  (Rep. J.Belanger) passes, VV

HB 192, relative to the valuation of utility property. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of OTP passes, VV.

HB 416-L, relative to compensation for members of the Coos county convention. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of ITL passes, DIV Vote, 172-167,

HB 526, relative to transfers of appropriations in Carroll county. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of OTP/A passes, VV

HB 689, relative to adoption of a default budget. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of OTP/A passes, RC, 203-148.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY

HB 213, establishing an energy awareness commission. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE committee report of ITL passes, VV.

HB 316, establishing a committee to study offshore wind energy production. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of ITL passes, VV.

 

Motion to reconsider HB 416 (Rep. Flanagan) relative to compensation for members of the Coos county convention passes in a DIV Vote, 205-138.

The committee report of ITL on HB 316 is defeated, 191-163. 

A motion of OTP (Rep. Shurtleff) passes, DIV Vote, 200-155.  

 

HB 379, establishing a commission to study the effects of ocean acidification on commercially harvested species. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. Motion to lay on the table passes, DIV Vote, 218-121.

HB 382, establishing a committee to study facilitating private investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of OTP passes, VV

HB 409, banning corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline in New Hampshire. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS committee report of ITL passes, VV.

HB 543, repealing the electric renewable portfolio standard. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. Motion to table (Rep. Richardson) passes, RC, 253-95.

 

TRANSPORTATION

HB 196, requiring the removal of identifying features from vehicles formerly used as ambulances. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of OTP/A passes, DIV Vote, 263-73.  

HB 467-FN, relative to the expiration of OHRV registrations and repealing the authority for 14-month initial OHRV registrations. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. Committee report of OTP/A passes, VV

HB 559-FN, relative to vehicle registration by entities doing business in New Hampshire. OUGHT TO PASS. Motion to table (Rep. Kappler) fails, DIV Vote, 235-97. The committee report of OTP passes, VV.

HB 621-FN, establishing fines for violations of the “wide berth” laws. OUGHT TO PASS. committee report of OTP passes, VV.

 

Bills Removed from Consent

EDUCATION

HB-302, requiring a public hearing prior to the submission. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE committee report of  ITL passes, DIV Vote, 260-77.

 

ELECTION LAW

HB 228, relative to showing or specially marking a ballot. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Motion to table (Rep. Rideout) fails, DIV vote,  184-149..  Committee report of ITL passes, RC, 253-89.

HB 406, relative to the date of the state primary election. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  Committee report of ITL passes, VV.

HB 620-FN, relative to the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report ITL passes, VV

HB 627-FN, relative to registering to vote. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE . Committee report of ITL passes, RC, 275-64.

HB 665-FN, relative to nomination papers. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  Committee report of ITL passes, RC, 286-56.

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES & ELDERLY AFFAIRS

HB 202, repealing the authority for the dispensing of prescription drugs in certain clinics. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, VV

HB 489, relative to annulment of mental health records. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Motion to lay on the table (Rep. Hannon) fails, VV. Committee report of ITL passes, VV.

 

JUDICIARY

HB 435, relative to persons held in civil contempt. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, VV

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

HB 224-FN, repealing the exemption for water and air pollution control facilities from local property taxation. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, 249-77.

HB 525, relative to appropriations in the county budget. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL passes, VV

 

STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

HCR 2, applying to Congress to hold a convention for amendments. OUGHT TO PASS  Motion to Table (Rep.Notter) fails, DIV Vote, 170-156; Committee report of OTP/A , RC, 181-134

HB 148, limiting the authority of delegates to Article V conventions. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT  Amendment passes on DIV Vote, 245-62. Committee report of OTP/A passes, DIV. Vote, 233-76

HCR 3, applying to Congress to call a convention of states under the United States Constitution. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  Motion to table (Rep. Baldasaro) passes,  DIV Vote, 205-101.

 

WAYS AND MEANS

HB 437-FN, exempting proprietorships from taxation under the business enterprise tax. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report to ITL passes, VV.

HB 438-FN-A, exempting proprietorships from taxation under the business profits tax. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Committee report of ITL, passes, RC, 254-54.