NH House Recap, April 29, 2015

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HOUSE RECAP

April 29,. 2015

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

SB 53, (New Title) repealing the interagency coordinating council for women offenders and transferring certain members and duties to the interbranch criminal and juvenile justice council.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 72, (New Title) relative to confidentiality of police personnel files and establishing a commission to study the use of police personnel files as they relate to the Laurie List.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

ELECTION LAW

SB 92, establishing a committee to study public access to political campaign information.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

SB 251, relative to regulations for commercial composters.  OUGHT TO PASS.

FINANCE

SB 5, relative to transfers into the revenue stabilization reserve account.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

SB 90, relative to the judicial branch budget.  OUGHT TO PASS.

SB 258-FN, changing the timing of determination of weighted case units for the purpose of calculating the judicial branch budget request and judicial salaries.  OUGHT TO PASS.

JUDICIARY

SB 19, relative to the payment of restitution among and between co-defendants.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

SB 167, relative to filing of small claims.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

SB 186, reestablishing the commission to study soft tissue injuries under workers' compensation and to study the feasibility of developing a first responder's critical injury fund.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

(*see below)

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

SB 141, relative to powers of the zoning board of adjustment.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY

SB 170, (New Title) requiring the public utilities commission to ensure ratepayer protections with electric power suppliers and extending the time for the site evaluation committee to adopt certain rules.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

TRANSPORTATION

SB 78, relative to original and youth operators' licenses.  OUGHT TO PASS.

SB 160, relative to duplicate vessel registration certificates.  OUGHT TO PASS.

SB 171, (New Title) establishing a committee to study issues concerning parking for those with walking disabilities.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 231, relative to the month of inspection for municipal fleets.  OUGHT TO PASS.

WAYS AND MEANS

SB 134-FN, relative to the escheat of United States savings bonds.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 192-FN, permitting the department of revenue administration to conduct employee candidate background checks and establishing the position of tax policy analyst within the department.  OUGHT TO PASS.

 

(Consent calendar passes on a voice vote)

 

regular CALENDAR

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

SB 116-FN, repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.  MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTP/A passes on a Roll Call vote, 212-150_      

SB 236-FN, relative to alcohol ignition interlock requirements.  OUGHT TO PASS.  (Committee report of OTP passes, Voice Vote)

EDUCATION

SB 190-FN, (New Title) relative to payment of costs for career and technical education center programs and administration by the department of education.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.(Committee report of OTP/A passes, Voice  Vote)

SB 227, relative to calculating the cost of an adequate education.  OUGHT TO PASS. (Division vote on floor amendment 1466h, passes, 201-161; OTP/A passes on a voice vote)

 

*Finance Chair Kurk waives referral of SB 186  to Finance (passed on consent calendar)  

JUDICIARY

SB 249, relative to the Hampton and Exeter district divisions of the circuit court.  OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of OTP passes on voice vote)

TRANSPORTATION

SB 230-FN-L, relative to speed limits on state roads that are seasonally congested by pedestrian and bicycle traffic.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passes, Division Vote, 252-110)

SB 252, establishing a committee to study a number plate commemorating Laconia Motorcycle Week.  OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of OTP passes, Division Vote, 237-125)

WAYS AND MEANS

SB 113-FN-A-L, relative to video lottery and table gaming.  MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

(Committee amendment, 1396h, fails, 162-141)

(Rep. Hoell’s floor amendment, 1468h, fails on a Roll Call vote, 259-103)

(Rep. Zaricki floor amendment, 1472h, fails 279-87)

Rep. Abramson moves to suspend the rules to allow for introduction of amendment fails, Voice Vote)

The committee report of OTP fails, 208-156.

Rep. Abrami moves ITL, which passes, 223-141

Rep. Hess moves reconsideration which fails  in a voice  vote.

 

SB 154, authorizing the department of safety to set fees for motorcycle rider education programs.  OUGHT TO PASS.  (Committee report of OTP passes on voice vote)

SB 211-FN, relative to taxation of employee leasing companies under the business enterprise tax.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A  passes on voice vote)

 

 

BILLS REMOVED FROM CONSENT

 

FINANCE

SB 13, relative to the disposition of dedicated funds.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTP/A passes on a Division Vote, 289-51)

JUDICIARY

SB 243, relative to nonpublic sessions under the right-to-know law.  OUGHT TO PASS.(Rep. Sylvia motion to table fails 176-160; Committee report of OTP passes in a Division Vote, 265-72)

                                                                                                                                         

Rep. Andrew Schmidt moves reconsideration on SB 69, establishing a commission to study social impact bond funding for early childhood education for at-risk students. (The motion fails in a Division Vote, 189-144)

 

The House is in recess until May 6, 2015.