NH House Session Recap: Feb. 10, 2016

House Session Recap-Feb. 10, 2016

 

The House was called to order at 10:00 A.M.

Rep. Dick Hinch moves that the House adjourn from the Session of Feb. 4,2016

The House attended to a prayer by House Champlain, Reverend Kate Atkinson, Rector of St. Paul’s Church in Concord

Pledge of Allegiance led by Keene Representative William Pearson.

National Anthem: New Hampshire Symphony

Leaves of Absence

Introduction of Guests

 

Bills removed: HB 1495 (Commerce); HB 1189 (Education); HB 1581 (Judiciary); and HB 1693 (Resources, Recreation and Development) HB 1566 (HHS);

 

Rep. Hinch moved that the Consent Calendar, and amendments, be adopted.  The House concurred, voice vote.

Under House rules

HB 1434 and 1594are is referred to the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee

HB 1352,1404 and 1531 were referred to the Finance Committee

HB 1292 is referred to the Municipal and County Government Committee

HB 1182, 1584 and1685 were referred to the Ways & Means Committee

 

REGULAR CALENDAR

 

EDUCATION

HB 1551-FN-A, establishing the John and Molly Stark scholarship program and making an appropriation therefor.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.(The committee amendment (0182) is adopted, division vote, 223-114. The committee report, as amended, is adopted, division vote, 205-139. The bill is referred to the Finance Committee.

HB 1561-FN, relative to freedom of expression on college campuses.REFER FOR INTERIM STUDY. The committee report is adopted, voice vote.

HB 1563-FN-LOCAL, relative to funding for full-day kindergarten pupils.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP was defeated, roll call, 157-200. Rep. Ladd moved ITL.  The motion was adopted, roll call, 205-152)

HB 1604-FN-A-LOCAL, relative to exceptional student education programs and providing funding therefor.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.Rep. Ladd introduces floor amendment 0409. The amendment is adopted, voice vote.  The committee report, as amendment, is adopted, voice vote.

HB 1630-FN-LOCAL, relative to calculating the base cost of an adequate education.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENTThe committee report of OTP/A is adopted, voice vote.  The bill is referred to House Finance.

HB 1638-FN-LOCAL, relative to the allocation of lottery revenues to schools.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. A motion to table fails, division vote, 158-188. The committee report of ITL is adopted, voice vote.

HB 1644-FN, relative to screening and treatment for dyslexia and related disorders and establishing a reading specialist in the department of education. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP is adopted, roll call, 186-172. The bill is referred to House Finance.

 

ELECTION LAW

HB 1564-FN-A, establishing an independent redistricting commission.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  REFER FOR INTERIM STUDY.The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call, 210-151.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

HB 1674-FN, requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call, 239-122.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

HB 1416-FN, relative to funding for state criminal background checks.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL is adopted, voice vote.

HB 1527-FN-A, authorizing additional part-time positions at the department of administrative services and making an appropriation therefor. OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of OTP is adopted, voice vote. The bill is referred to House  Finance.

HB 1699-FN-A-LOCAL, establishing a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the bureau of emergency medical services to develop a training program for fire and emergency medical services personnel and making an appropriation therefor.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of OTP/A is adopted, 185-125. The bill is referred to House Finance.

 

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES

HB 1524-FN-A, repealing fish and game department authority to establish fees by administrative rulemaking.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call, 220-133.

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS

HB 1557-FN, relative to alcohol and drug treatment programs.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATEThe chair rules that amendment 0326 is non-germane.  Rep. Weber moves to table the bill.  The motion passes, division vote, 232-124.

HB 1619-FN, relative to the use of narcan.REFER FOR INTERIM STUDY.The committee report is adopted, division vote, 277-66.

HB 1695-FN, establishing an office of health services planning and review within the department of health and human services.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  The committee report of OTP/A is adopted, voice vote.  The bill is referred to House Finance.

HB 1696-FN, requesting a modification of the New Hampshire health protection program.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee amendment is adopted 186-116

Rep. Turcotte offers floor amendment 0431The amendment is defeated, roll call, 143-206.

Rep. Cordelli offers floor amendment 0460 The amendment is defeated, roll call, 138-210

Rep. Baldasaro offers floor amendment 0493The amendment is defeated, roll call, 48-302

Rep. Hoell offers floor amendment 0481The amendment is defeated, 116-215

Rep. Hoell offers floor amendment 0487The amendment is adopted, 179-159

Rep. Hoell offers floor amendment 0494The amendment is adopted, 193-146

A motion was made to table the bill by Rep. Splaine

The motion was withdrawn by Rep. Splaine

The committee report of OTP, as amended, roll call, 207-136.

Rep. Rosenwald moves for reconsideration.The motion is defeated, roll call, 120-211.

The bill  is now referred to House Finance.

 

JUDICIARY

HB 1560-FN, relative to abortion procedures.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of ITL, roll call, 163-136.

HB 1627-FN, relative to the protection of infants born alive.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call,167-116.

 

Under House Rules, Rep. Neal Kurk, Chair of Finance, waived the referral to Finance as a second committee for HB 1352 and HB 1604.

 

The House will resume on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m.