NH House Session Recap: Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016

House Session Recap-Feb. 11, 2016(cont. from 2/10)

 

The House was called to order at 9:00 a.m.

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 Haverhill Rep. Rick Ladd

National Anthem: Windham Rep Mary Griffin

Leaves of Absence

Introduction of Guests

 

 

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

HB 1641-FN-LOCAL, relative to requiring prevailing wages on state-funded public works projects.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of ITL was adopted, roll call, 181-138 Under House Rules, the bill was referred to the committee on Ways & Means

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

HB 1568-FN-A, relative to prepaid road tolls for certain alternative energy vehicles.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of OTP/A was adopted, division vote, 222-95.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT

HB 1298, relative to damage to private property.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee amendment is adopted, voice vote.Rep. Christensen moves floor amendment 0255.The amendment is adopted, voice vote.   The committee report of OTP, as amended, is adopted, voice vote.  The bill is referred to the committee on Judiciary.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY

HB 1412-FN, relative to duties of the public utilities commission.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENTThe committee report of ITL is adopted, division vote, 201-111.

HB 1622-FN, relative to radioactive waste and establishing a nuclear waste storage fee.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of ITL is adopted, 171-145

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS

HB 1673-FN-LOCAL, establishing a cash balance plan within the state retirement system.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  REFER FOR INTERIM STUDY.A motion to table is adopted, roll call, 188-127.

 

STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

HB 1130, requiring school districts to permit placement of a memorial honoring those who have died during military service.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

A motion to table was defeated, roll call, 92-211.

A floor amendment was presented.The amendment was adopted, 181-127.  The committee report of OTP, as amended, was adopted, roll call, 192-117.

 

TRANSPORTATION

HB 1616-FN, relative to drivers' licenses and identification cards that are compliant with federal identification law.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

The committee amendment was defeated, 127-190.

A motion was made to table the bill. The motion to table was defeated, roll call, 67-254.  The committee report of OTP/A was adopted, roll call, 245-76.

 

WAYS AND MEANS

HB 668-FN,relative to expense deductions under the business profits tax. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was defeated, 134-168.Representative Abrami presented a floor amendment. The amendment was passed, voice vote.  The committee report of OTP, as amended was adopted, voice vote.The bill was referred to the committee on Finance.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

HB 1184-FN, relative to license fees for domestic wine manufacturers.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

HB 1207-FN, exempting wine sample fees from the meals and rooms tax.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

HB 1368-FN, requiring firearms owners to have liability insurance.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, roll call, 287-22.

HB 1444-FN-A, relative to the rate of the insurance premium tax.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  REFER FOR INTERIM STUDY.The committee report of ITL was adopted, roll call, 195-114.

HB 1590-FN-A-LOCAL, relative to the regulation and taxation of short-term rental businesses.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT  The committee report of OTP/A was adopted, roll call, 202-107,

HB 1647-FN, repealing laws regulating hawkers and peddlers and itinerant vendors.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP as adopted, roll call, 168-142.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

HB 1694-FN-A-LOCAL, relative to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of ITL was adopted, roll call, 190-112.

 

BILLS REMOVED FROM CONSENT

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

HB 1495-FN-LOCAL, relative to insurance incentives to lower costs of health care.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

 

EDUCATION

HB 1189-FN, relative to aid granted to Dartmouth College to assist indigent students from New Hampshire.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS

HB 1566-FN, relative to out-of-state transportation companies.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

 

JUDICIARY

HB 1581-FN-A, establishing a special marriage officiant license.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, division vote, 223-74.

 

LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

HB 1593-FN-LOCAL, restricting fees for obtaining copies of public records and requiring certain information on public official and legislative financial disclosure forms.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT

HB 1693-FN-LOCAL, abolishing fluoridation in water.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

 

The House is in recess until Wed., Mar. 9 and 9:00 a.m.