Tuesday, March 1 in the NH House

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 IN THE NH HOUSE

 

STATE HOUSE CAFETERIA

8-9:30 a.m.      The NH Retail Lumber Association is hosting a legislative breakfast.  It is an opportunity for legislators to meet their local building material dealers and learn more about the independent building material industry.

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Executive session onCACR 16, relating to parental rights. Providing that parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children;HB 1118, relative to the determination of parental rights and responsibilities and establishing a presumption in favor of shared residential responsibility;HB 1165, changing "incapacitated" to "vulnerable" in the adult protective services laws;HB 1236, relative to hearings on modifications of parental rights and responsibilities;HB 1248, relative to the waiver of counsel in juvenile delinquency proceedings;HB 1250, relative to medical neglect of children; HB 1471, relative to parental rights.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Business subcommittee work session onHB 1227, repealing provisions of law regulating Sunday business activities;HB 1618, relative to debt adjustment services; HB 1697-FN, relative to the operation and insurance of transportation network companies.

Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Insurance subcommittee work session onHB 1608-FN, relative to uniform prior authorization forms; HB 1700-FN,relative to abuse-deterrent opioid drug products.

10:00 a.m.       Liquor subcommittee work session onHB 1160-FN, relative to licensing spas and salons to serve alcoholic beverages;HB 1206, relative to limited credits; HB 1329, relative to prohibited sales of alcoholic beverages;HB 1540-FN, relative to direct shipments of beer.

1:15 p.m.         Executive session onHB 1105, establishing a committee to study third party mortgage processors;HB 1111, relative to securities advisory councils and committees; HB 1139, establishing a committee to examine state protections from financial fraud;HB 1150, relative to the penalty for failure to deliver goods under the Uniform Commercial Code;HB 1152, relative to the definition of specialty beer; HB 1160-FN,relative to licensing spas and salons to serve alcoholic beverages; HB 1169,prohibiting bank fees for on-line accounts; HB 1188, relative to the brew pub license;HB 1194, relative to medical benefits under motor vehicle insurance;HB 1195, relative to prepayment contracts for petroleum products; HB 1206, relative to limited credits; HB 1211, relative to requirements for certain alcoholic beverage licenses;HB 1227, repealing provisions of law regulating Sunday business activities;HB 1264, relative to carnival or amusement ride inspections; HB 1307,relative to the procedure for amendment of condominium instruments; HB 1316,relative to hospital rates for self-pay patients; HB 1329, relative to prohibited sales of alcoholic beverages;HB 1339, relative to the corporate governance annual disclosure act;HB 1340, relative to producer licensing; HB 1342, prohibiting the use of certain information to underwrite insurance;HB 1348, repealing the exemption for certain transactions under the consumer protection act;HB 1403, relative to reinsurance; HB 1409, relative to life, accident, and health insurance;HB 1410, relative to motor vehicle coverage; HB 1437, relative to health insurance fraud and abuse reporting;HB 1450, relative to risk-based capital for insurers; HB 1459,relative to commercial coverage; HB 1473, relative to small loans;HB 1478, establishing a commission to develop a structure for the implementation of an alternative contract for health care payments;HB 1491, relative to trust fund interest; HB 1516-FN, relative to balance billing;HB 1540-FN, relative to direct shipments of beer; HB 1579, relative to regulation of the practice of out-of-state brokers by the real estate commission;HB 1601, relative to certain continuing care communities; HB 1608-FN,relative to uniform prior authorization forms; HB 1617, relative to funding for housing projects by the New Hampshire housing finance authority;HB 1618, relative to debt adjustment services; HB 1697-FN, relative to the operation and insurance of transportation network companies; HB 1700-FN, relative to abuse-deterrent opioid drug products.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Executive session onHB 1135, relative to physical force in defense of a person; HB 1235,relative to stalking; HB 1261, relative to multiple indictments in criminal prosecutions;HB 1287, repealing a provision of the harassment statute; HB 1318,relative to sex offender registration; HB 1321, relative to transportation of alcoholic beverages by a minor;HB 1369, requiring judges to grant earned time credits when a prisoner has substantially reduced the threat he or she poses to the public;HB 1426-FN, relative to earned time credits for prisoners participating in rehabilitative or educational programming;HB 1435, relative to enforcement of the prohibition on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving;HB 1448, relative to contact between a plaintiff and defendant subject to a protective order;HB 1451-FN, allowing persons convicted of certain nonviolent first offenses to petition for an annulment of the criminal record;HB 1474, requiring the collection of data relative to firearm related deaths and injuries;HB 1525-FN, relative to the circumstances that constitute indecent exposure and lewdness;HB 1546-FN, permitting the audio recording of a public servant performing a public function;HB 1547-FN, prohibiting beastiality; HB 1552-FN, extending the penalty of death to acts of terrorism and civil rights offenses;HB 1586-FN, prohibiting the impersonation of an emergency medical technician or firefighter;HB 1597-FN, relative to preservation of biological material in a criminal investigation for DNA testing;HB 1603-FN, requiring the registration of drug dealers; HB 1614-FN,relative to the criminal penalty for prostitution; HB 1692-FN, revising the procedures relating to parole violation and parole revocation.

 

EDUCATION, Room 205, LOB

9:30 a.m.         Executive session onHB 1201, relative to withdrawal from a cooperative school district;HB 1274, establishing a committee to study the efficacy of changes in the community college system of New Hampshire;HB 1303, relative to withdrawal from a cooperative school district;HB 1364, relative to the membership of the cooperative school district budget committee;HB 1414, repealing the home education advisory council;  HB 1431,relative to academic freedom and whistleblower protection; HB 1457,establishing a code of professional ethics for New Hampshire teachers; HB 1484, relative to the election of members of the state board of education; HB 1558-FN, requiring the university system of New Hampshire to examine the disposition of children in state custody;HB 1612-FN, relative to the age for purposes of compulsory education;HB 1637-FN, relative to school attendance in towns with no public schools. Reconsideration ofHB 1393, requiring the department of education to report statewide assessment results for school districts receiving certain state aid.

 

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

9:15 a.m.         Public hearing on nongermane amendment 2016-0639 toHB 1482, establishing a committee to study improving the statewide voter registration database.  The proposed amendment replaces the bill with provisions requiring the Secretary of State to enter into an agreement to share data in order to participate in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program and to develop a policy for addressing voter irregularities identified through the program.  Copies of the amendment are available in the Sergeant-at-Arms' Office, Room 318, State House.

9:30 a.m.         Executive session onHB 1114, relative to the number of inspectors of election; HB 1529-FN,relative to reporting of felony convictions for voter checklist updates; HB 1511-FN-L, relative to hours of polling; HB 1143, relative to showing a ballot;HB 1503, relative to distributing campaign materials at the polling place;HB 1220, relative to disqualification of election officers; HB 1624-FN,relative to electioneering by public employees; HB 1679-FN, relative to electioneering by a public official;HB 1682-FN, relative to electioneering by public servants and relative to warrant articles;HB 1183, relative to election result recounts; HB 1539-FN, relative to procedures for resolving ties in legislative races; HB 1482,establishing a committee to study improving the statewide voter registration database;HB 1642-FN-L, relative to persons executing election affidavits; HB 1646, relative to the disclosure of felony convictions by individuals seeking an elected office;HB 1515, requiring persons sending absentee ballot applications to comply with identification requirements for political advertising;HB 1387, relative to vacancies in county offices.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time

permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Executive session on HB 1171,relative to appeals heard by the waste management council; HB 1398,establishing a commission to study septic sludge spreading; HB 1440-FN,relative to certification for solid waste operators; HB 1499-FN, relative to certificates for rabies vaccination of dogs, cats, or ferrets; HB 1571-FN, prohibiting the possession, purchase, or sale of equipment used for animal fighting;HB 1615-FN, regulating the transfer of dogs from out of state.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Executive session onCACR 21, relating to the attorney general. Providing that the attorney general be elected to a 4-year term;HB 1224, establishing RV month in New Hampshire; HB 1226, relative to administration of pharmaceutical agents by optometrists; HB 1245-FN,relative to petitions for adoption of rules under the administrative procedures act and incorporation of documents by reference;HB 1424-FN, establishing an office of program evaluation and government accountability;HB 1433-FN, establishing the office of ombudsman in the department of state;HB 1640-FN, relative to the expiration of administrative rules; HB 1282, relative to the state building code; HB 1442-FN, relative to objections to proposed agency rules under the administrative procedure act;HB 1580-FN, removing the real estate commission from the office of professional licensure and certification;HB 1639-FN, relative to bonds for public employees; HB 1658-FN,establishing one-stop business permitting; HB 1122, relative to limitations on supervisory positions in state employment;HB 1128, proclaiming the second week in September as Patriot Week; HB 1142, relative to employee compensation at certain hospitals; HB 1588,relative to employment restrictions on former executive branch commissioners, and repealing certain prohibitions on employment of state employees.

 

FINANCE, Rooms 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Work session onHB 1696-FN, requesting a modification of the New Hampshire health protection program.

FINANCE - DIVISION I, Room 212, LOB

1:00 p.m.         Work session onHB 1428-FN-A-L, making appropriations to the department of environmental services for the purpose of funding eligible and completed drinking water and wastewater projects under the state aid grant program.

1:05 p.m.         Work session onHB 1527-FN-A, authorizing additional part-time positions at the department of administrative services and making an appropriation therefor.

1:07 p.m.         Work session onHB 1553-FN, transferring the administration of the telecommunications accounting unit.

FINANCE - DIVISION II, Room 209, LOB

1:30 p.m.         Work session onHB 280-FN, (New Title) authorizing multi-use decal plates, multi-use veterans decal plates, and relative to special motorcycle number plates for disabled veterans.

2:00 p.m.         Work session onHB 1630-FN-L, relative to calculating the base cost of an adequate education.

FINANCE - DIVISION III, Rooms 210-211, LOB

1:00 p.m.         Work session onHB 1695-FN, (New Title) relative to a health system public data resource plan for New Hampshire and establishing a special fund. 

 

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

10:00 a.m.      HB 1394, requiring the department of health and human services to report on the effectiveness of mental health treatment programs, to include presentation of nongermane amendment 2016-0693.

                        Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Executive session onCACR 22, relating to the right to privacy.  Providing that an individual's right to live free from governmental interference is fundamental and shall not be restricted unless the government demonstrates a compelling state interest;HB 1125, requiring law enforcement officers to return stolen property;HB 1328, limiting pregnancy terminations to pregnancies of 20 weeks or less;HB 1361, relative to service of process by attorneys and justices of the peace;HB 1399-FN, requiring licensure of outpatient abortion clinics; HB 1493, relative to ownership of DNA; HB 1494, relative to the expectation of privacy in personal information;HB 1496, relative to the expectation of privacy in personal materials;HB 1570-FN, repealing the law governing access to reproductive health care facilities;HB 1623-FN, prohibiting an abortion based on genetic abnormalities;HB 1625-FN, relative to banning abortion after viability; HB 1636-FN,prohibiting abortions once an unborn child can feel pain; HB 1660-FN-L,relative to eminent domain for gas pipelines and relative to assessment of the land use change tax for eminent domain takings for energy infrastructure;HB 1663-FN, prohibiting buying, selling, and experimenting on unborn infants or bodily remains resulting from abortion;HB 1684-FN, prohibiting the use of public funds, employees, and facilities in assisting or performing abortions;HB 1687-L, relative to governmental liability for personal injury on playground structures;HB 1688-FN-L, relative to governmental liability for negligence claims.

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, Room 307, LOB

10:30 a.m.       Continued executive session on all pending legislation, if necessary.

 

LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION, Room 104, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Continued executive session on all pending legislation, if necessary.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1292, relative to the use of abandoned agricultural property.

10:30 a.m.       Executive session onHB 1181, relative to designating an alternate cemetery trustee.; HB 1222, relative to procedures for appraisals by assessing officials.;HB 1253-L, relative to the removal of land use board members and municipal officers.;HB 1260, repealing the authority of assessing officials to obtain administrative inspection warrants to complete property appraisals.;HB 1277, establishing a homestead act.; HB 1292, relative to the use of abandoned agricultural property.;HB 1363, relative to filling of vacancies in town offices.; HB 1455,relative to membership of a municipal budget committee.; HB 1460, relative to perambulation of town boundaries.; HB 1559-FN, relative to property taxes paid by education facilities leasing property.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Full committee work session onHB 1349, relative to the location of the Merrimack county superior court; HB 1578, relative to the maintenance of private roads; HB 2016,relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement program.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Room 305, LOB

10:00 a.m.      SB 380, establishing the drinking water and groundwater trust fund and establishing the New Hampshire drinking water and groundwater advisory commission.

10:30 a.m.       Executive session onHB 1332, adding a member to the aquatic resources compensatory mitigation site selection committee;HB 1517, relative to temporary seasonal docks; HB 1595-FN, relative to the rivers management and protection program.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time

permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

TRANSPORTATION, Room 203, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1308, allowing motorcycles to pass a vehicle in the same lane or travel between lanes of traffic in certain instances.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1462, relative to the height of a motor vehicle body and chassis.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1509, relative to the definition of "houseboat."

11:30 a.m.      HB 1396, relative to OHRV operation on certain highways in Grafton County.

1:00 p.m.         Executive session onHB 1161, relative to the traffic safety commission; HB 1162, relative to eligibility for utility dealer registration; HB 1186, repealing the law prohibiting coasting of vehicles;HB 1257, relative to revocation or suspension of a driver's license because of physical impairment;HB 1347, establishing a committee to study sharing the road with bicycles and motorcycles;HB 1469, relative to the restriction of drivers' licenses for nonpayment of child support;HB 1308, allowing motorcycles to pass a vehicle in the same lane or travel between lanes of traffic in certain instances;HB 1462, relative to the height of a motor vehicle body and chassis;HB 1509, relative to the definition of "houseboat"; HB 1396, relative to OHRV operation on certain highways in Grafton County; HB 1102,relative to travel on ways with 3 or more lanes.  Continued executive session onHB 1132, relative to carrying a rifle or shotgun in certain vehicles.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time

permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

9:45 a.m.         Full committee work session onHB 1689, relative to operator requirements under the meals and rooms tax;HB 1590-FN-A-L, relative to the regulation and taxation of short-term rental businesses

10:15 a.m.       Full committee work session onHB 1650, relative to limits in table stakes poker

11:00 a.m.      HB 1568-FN-A, (New Title) relative to prepaid road tolls for electric vehicles

1:00 p.m.         Full committee work session onHB 1385-FN-A, relative to the sale or exchange of an interest in a business organization under the business profits tax.

1:45 p.m.        HB 1647-FN, repealing laws regulating hawkers and peddlers and itinerant vendors

2:15 p.m.        HB 1685-FN, (New Title) relative to mortgage bankers, brokers, and servicers.