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Tuesday
Mar172015

Tuesday, March 17 in the NH House 

HOUSE BANNER

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in the NH House

 

The NH Snowmobile Association invites all House members and staff to a breakfast reception in the State House cafeteria, from 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

The American Red Cross invites all legislative members and staff to the annual State House Complex Blood Drive, today from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will be located in front of the State House.

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Full committee work session on retained HB 405-FN, requiring the department of health and human services to license supervised visitation centers, HB 266, establishing a committee to study removing child custody cases which involve abuse or neglect from the jurisdiction of the family court and probate court divisions, HB 515-FN, relative to oversight of guardians ad litem by the guardian ad litem board, HB 211, establishing a commission to study domestic affairs, HB 249, relative to the award of alimony and the enforcement of orders under RSA 458, HB 378, relative to shared residential responsibility and establishing a commission to study child support and related child care issues, and HB 513, relative to complaint investigation procedures of the guardian ad litem board.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m.       HB 645-FN, relative to the licensure and regulation of child day care agencies.

10:30 a.m.       HB 468-FN, requiring a warrant to obtain electronic device location information.

11:00 a.m.       HB 230, relative to penalties for failure to timely discharge a mortgage.

11:30 a.m.       HB 121, making a technical correction to the negligent driving statute.

                        Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Committee meeting to receive NCLB waiver request briefing from DOE.

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

1:00 p.m.         Presentation by Dr. Wrath – Dean UNH – COLSA

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m.       SB 21, relative to the board of mental health practice.

10:20 a.m.       SB 33, relative to continuing education requirements for mental health practitioners on suicide prevention.

10:40 a.m.       SB 43, relative to the care and custody of female prisoners.

11:00 a.m.       SB 65, adding a judicial branch employee member to the deferred compensation commission.

11:15 a.m.       SB 142, proclaiming September 25 as Ataxia Awareness Day.

11:30 a.m.       SB 96, establishing a commission to study the expansion of rights of defense and indemnification under RSA 99-D to proceedings against state employees before professional licensing boards.

FINANCE – (DIVISION I), Room 212, LOB

                        Work session on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, and HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

Added since the Calendar went to print.

9:30 a.m.         Adjutant General

10:30 a.m.       Department of Corrections

FINANCE – (DIVISION II), Room 209, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Work session on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, and HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

FINANCE – (DIVISION III), Rooms 210-211, LOB

9:00 a.m.         Work session and final decisions on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

10:00 a.m.       HB 25, making appropriations for capital improvements. Department presentations and continued public hearing as follows: Department of Administrative Services.

11:15 a.m.       Department of Environmental Services.

1:00 p.m.         Community College System of N.H.

2:00 p.m.         University System of New Hampshire.

3:00 p.m.         Subcommittee work session on HB 25-FN-A, making appropriations for capital improvements. Dept. of Safety and Adjutant General Subcommittees.

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m.       HB 572-FN-L, relative to taking land by eminent domain for high pressure gas pipelines and requiring payment of the land use change tax when land is taken by eminent domain to build energy infrastructure.

10:30 a.m.       HB 585-FN-A, relative to fines for violation of alcoholic beverage laws.

11:00 a.m.       SB 120-FN, (New Title) relative to applicants for secondary game operator licenses.

                        Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

Monday
Mar162015

Monday, March 16 in the NH House 

HOUSE BANNER

monday, march 16 in the nh house

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION I), Room 212, LOB

Operating Budget Review meetings:

9:30 a.m.         NH Retirement System

10:30 a.m.       Executive Council

11:00 a.m.       Insurance Department

11:30 a.m.       Work session on HB 329, relative to a construction project at the state veterans cemetery.

Operating Budget Review meetings:

1:00 p.m.         Employment Security

1:30 p.m.         Judicial Council

2:30 p.m.         Treasury

3:00 p.m.         Work session on HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

FINANCE – (DIVISION II), Rooms 210-211, LOB

9:00 a.m.         Public hearing on non-germane amendment to HB 357, relative to notice of change of name or address on a driver's license and on the registration of a vehicle. This amendment makes appropriations for the department of transportation for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2017.

                        Copies of the amendment are available in the Sergeant at Arms office, Room 318, State House.

1:00 p.m.         or immediately following public hearing. Work session on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures, and HB 357, relative to notice of change of name or address on a driver's license and on the registration of a vehicle.

FINANCE, (Division III), Rooms 210-211, LOB

Operating Budget presentation:

9:30 a.m.         NH Veterans' Home.

 

Room 209, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Work session and start final decisions on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, and HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

INTERBRANCH CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNCIL (RSA 651-E), Room 204, LOB

1:30 p.m.         Regular meeting.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION ON DEAFNESS AND HEARING LOSS (RSA 125-Q), Room 205, LOB

1:30 p.m.         Regular meeting.

STATEWIDE EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (RSA 193-C:7), Room 207, LOB

9:30 a.m.         Regular meeting.

Saturday
Mar142015

SUNDAY, March 15 in the NH House 

sunday, march 15 in the new hampshire house

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION II), Room 209, LOB

1:00 p.m.         Work session on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, and HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

FINANCE – (DIVISION III), Rooms 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Work session with tentative decisions on HB 1-A, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017, and HB 2-FN-A-L, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.

 

Friday
Mar132015

Wednesday March 11th NH House RECAP 

The House will open today’s session at 9:00 am. The following is a RECAP of Wednesday’s session.

 

BILLS REMOVED FROM CONSENT

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY 

HB 263, prohibiting residency restrictions on sex offenders. OUGHT TO PASS (Rep. Webb)

HB 492-FN-L, relative to military and historic reenactments and commemorations. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Rep. Hoell)

HB 568-FN, requiring a supervisory law enforcement officer to arrest a law enforcement officer when the supervisor knows that the law enforcement officer has committed a criminal offense. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Rep.Hoell)

HB 598, relative to the definition of deadly force. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Rep;. Abramson)

 

EDUCATION

HB 317, relative to contracts between schools and school districts. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Rep. Ladd)

HB 323, relative to the administration of the statewide assessment program. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Rep. Ladd)

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

HB 244-L, relative to the permissible level of methyl tertiary butyl ether in drinking water. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Rep. McConnell)

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

HB 139-FN, relative to an emergency exception under the New Hampshire retirement system for certain part-time employment. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(Rep. Ratzki)

HB 459, establishing a committee to study medical services provided to residents of the New Hampshire veterans’ home. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Rep. Theberge)

 

JUDICIARY

HR 10, urging the department of justice to reexamine the conviction of Chad Evans. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(Rep. Abramson)

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

HB 370-L, enabling counties and municipalities to establish minimum wage rates. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Rep. Robertson)

HB 402-FN, establishing the Franklin Partin right-to-work act. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Rep. W. O’Brien)

 

REGULAR  CALENDAR

 

TRANSPORTATION

HB 426, relative to the prohibition on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passes, RC 214-136. Tabling motion fails in a Div.vote (220-133)

HB 469, relative to highway surveillance. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  (Committee report of ITL passes, voice vote)

HB 485, relative to license restoration fees. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE(Committee report of ITL passes, Div. vote, 182-172)

HB 553-FN, relative to dealer registration privileges by a dealership management company and proof of ownership of a vehicle at the time of sale. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passes in a voice vote)

HB 584-FN, making various changes to laws relating to motor vehicles and vessels. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passes in a Voice  Vote)

 

WAYS AND MEANS

HB 169, relative to table stakes poker. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of ITL passes on a Voice Vote)

HB 439, relative to religious societies. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of ITL passes on a Voice Vote)

HB 445, defining poker as a game of skill. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 217-150)

HB 547, reestablishing the exemption from property taxation for telecommunications poles and conduits. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(The committee report of OTP/A passes, RC, 205-162)

HB 551-FN, relative to preventing diversion of business income to tax havens. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.(Request to Special Order the bill to 3/12 just before bills removed from the consent calendar are taken up.. Passed, voice vote)          

HB 643-FN, relative to recovery of certain lottery winnings. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passed, voice vote)

HB 655-FN, establishing a credit against business profits taxes for motion picture production expenditures in New Hampshire. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Request to lay on the table passed, Div. Vote, 329-39)

HB 673-FN-A, establishing a sales and use tax. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 355-13)

HB 679-FN, establishing tax deferrals for expansion of natural gas distribution systems. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passed, Voice Vote)

HB 681-FN-A, increasing the marriage license fees. OUGHT TO PASS. (Floor Amendment #(Committee report of OTP passes, Roll Call, 223-146)

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW

HB 236, relative to child support and allowable child care expenses. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTP/A passes, RC, 191-174)

 

A motion  to reconsider HB 283 was defeated in a Voice Vote.

A motion to reconsider HCR2 was defeated in a Division Vote, 224-135

A request to Special Order HB 658 from Labor to the end of the day

 

HB 380, relative to investigations of child day care agencies. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.(The committee report of ITL is defeated, RC, 217-154); Floor Amendment #2015-0234h (Rep. Oligny) passed, Roll Call, 213-157); Motion of OTP/A passed, Roll Call, 214-157.

HB 441, relative to financial affidavits submitted in hearings regarding child support, property settlement, and alimony. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Division Vote, 213-150)

HB 449, relative to the duration of child support. OUGHT TO PASS (Committee report of OTP passes, Voice  Vote)

HB 514, revising the child support guidelines. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 516, relative to the determination of parental rights based on the best interest of the child and relative to grounds for modification of an order regarding parental rights and responsibilities. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS (Motion to lay the bill on the table (Rep. Gargasz) passes, Division vote, 250-115)

HB 637-FN, relative to acts of falsification in family law cases. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passed, Division Vote, 213-152)

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

HB 137, relative to homeowner’s insurance. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS  (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 158, requiring the managing agent to return the records of a condominium association upon the request of the association. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(The committee report of OTP/A passed, Division vote, 245-119)

HB 210, relative to financial responsibility limits for motor vehicle liability insurance. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of ITL passes, Division Vote,. 239-117))

HB 220-FN, requiring licensure of community association property managers. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 343, requiring certain charitable nonprofit corporations to provide certain information relative to board members. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 358, relative to driver’s license information obtained by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. OUGHT TO PASS. (The committee report of OTP passes, Voice Vote)

HB 495, relative to referral fees for settlement services. OUGHT TO PASS (The committee report of OTP passes, Voice Vote)

HB 508, relative to the dissolution of the New Hampshire medical malpractice joint underwriting association. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice Vote)

HB 548, establishing the federally-facilitated health exchange as the health exchange for New Hampshire. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(The committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 237-131)

HB 554-FN, relative to sales of beer in refillable containers. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT (Committee report of OTP/A, Roll Call, 311-58)

HB 570-FN, establishing a condominium dispute resolution board. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.  (Committee report of ITL passed, Division Vote, 219-132)

HB 683-FN, regulating cash for gold businesses. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.  (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

HB 150, establishing a study committee on the legalization of marijuana. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice Vote)

HB 214-FN, relative to circumstances under which a police officer’s certification may be revoked. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passed, RC, 233-122)

HB 255-FN, relative to petitioning for annulment of a class B misdemeanor offense. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice Vote)

HB 367-FN, redefining simple assault. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 490-FN, prohibiting the retail sale of reloadable aerial shell fireworks. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 560-FN, including a fetus in the definition of “another” for the purpose of certain criminal offenses. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Roll Call, 208-155)

HB 592-FN, relative to vulnerable users of highways. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 597-FN, relative to penalties for indecent exposure and lewdness. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.(Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice Vote)

HB 618-FN, relative to penalties for the possession of marijuana and relative to the cultivation of marijuana plants. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, RC, 297-67)

HB 647-FN, exempting convictions for simple assault from an extended term of imprisonment and relative to annulments of certain criminal convictions. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Motion to lay on the table passed, VV)-

HB 648-FN, requiring detention under arraignment for persons arrested for violation of protective orders and increasing the fee for bail commissioners. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Division Vote, 255-99)

HB 650-FN, requiring background checks for commercial firearms sales. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 236-124)

HB 653-FN, prohibiting the use of sex offender registry information for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, or threatening a registered sexual offender or offender against children, or any family member, employer or landlord of such person. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS (Committee report of ITL passes, Voice Vote)

HB 669-FN-L, requiring law enforcement agencies to report on the receipt of certain equipment and grants from the federal government and on the deployment of tactical teams. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 245-110)

HB 685-FN, prohibiting a state agency, state employee, or political subdivision from enforcing any federal law regarding a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS  (Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 234-119)

 

 

EDUCATION

HB 124, relative to the implementation of new college and career readiness standards. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT  (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice  Vote)

HB 276, providing that school districts shall not be required to adopt the common core standards. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTPA passed, Roll Call, 225-130)

HB 303, relative to statewide assessment standards and relative to parental consent for psychological services to students. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT (Committee report of ITL defeated, Division Vote, 169-166; Amendment #6022h failed, Roll Call, 227-129; Motion to lay on the table (Rep. Hinch) passed, Roll Call, 230-127)

HB 332, relative to school district policy regarding objectionable course material. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTP passed, Roll Call, 217-136)

HB 519, establishing a committee to study department of education policies affecting dyslexic students. OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of OTP passed, Voice Vote)

HB 520, establishing privacy protections for student online personal information. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of OTP passed, Division Vote, 216-125)

HB 555, relative to participation of chartered public school students in school district co-curricular activities. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice vote)

HB 578, relative to state board of education compliance with unfunded federal education mandates. WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION. Vote 10-10 (Motion of OTP passed,  Roll Call, 204-136)

HB 603, relative to student exemptions from assessments, questionnaires, or surveys. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of OTP/A passed, VV)

 

ELECTION LAW

HB 112, relative to domicile for voting purposes. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Motion to lay on the table (Rep. Hoelzel) passed Division Vote, 190-148)

HB 328, relative to delivery of absentee ballots. OUGHT TO PASS. (Committee report of OTP passed, Division Vote, 206-129)

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

HB 373, establishing the red-tailed hawk as the New Hampshire state raptor. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.(Motion to special order to first bill on 3/12, passed, Voice Vote)

HB 609-FN, relative to hydraulic fracturing. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS (Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 254-81)

HB 660-FN, relative to small farms and farm stands. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY: OUGHT TO PASS  (Committee report of ITL passed, Division Vote, 202-85)

 

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

CACR 10, Relating to term of office. Providing that beginning with the 2018 general election, there shall be a 4-year term of office for governor. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passes, Division Vote, 208-78))

HB 113, designating the mastodon as the official state fossil. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  (Motion to special order to the end of the calendar on 3/12 (Rep. Christie) passed, Voice vote.

HB 141, relative to rulemaking authority concerning work schedules in pharmacies. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Motion of OTP/A passed, Voice Vote)

HB 279, establishing a commission to study the economic impact of the arts and culture in New Hampshire. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Roll Call, 174-121)

HB 286, relative to permits issued by building inspectors. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice Vote)

HB 325, relative to the release of the names of winners of multi-state lotteries. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  (Committee report of ITL passed,  Voice Vote)

HB 410, relative to the uniform anatomical gift act. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE  (Committee report of ITL passed, Roll Call, 245-54)

HB 413-FN-A, establishing the governing board of polysomnographic technologists within the allied health professionals. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of ITL passed,  Voice Vote)

HB 427, relative to the definition of the New Hampshire fire code. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Floor amendment #0780h (Rep. Ohm) passed, Division Vote, 158-127; Motion of OTP/A with amendments #0446 and #0780 passed, Voice Vote)

HB 448, establishing February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passed,  Roll Call, 196-103)

HB 454, relative to the commandant of the veterans’ home. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passed,  Roll Call, 172-126)

HB 455-FN, relative to the board of managers of the New Hampshire veterans’ home. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  (Committee report of OTP/A passed, Voice vote)

HB 632-FN, relative to fiscal impact statements submitted by agencies adopting a rule under RSA 541-A. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (Committee report of ITL passed,  Voice Vote)

 

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

(This bill special ordered ahead in the calendar from 3/13 (Rep. Shurtleff, VV) HB 658-FN, prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Committee report of OTP passed, Roll Call, 149-146.  Motion to reconsider (Rep. W. O’Brien failed, 160-135)

 

 

Friday
Mar132015

NH House Republican Statement on Passage of HB563, Increasing Funding For Charter Schools

CONCORD – House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) offered the following statement on the passage of HB563, a bill that would increase funding for public charter schools. The bill passed by a vote of 222 – 116.

 

House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

 

“Public charter schools deserve our support and investment. These schools are an important part of the education landscape in New Hampshire, and this increase in funding will ensure they continue to be an option for New Hampshire families. We want to ensure that parents have the opportunity to send their children to a school that best suits their individual needs. This bill  provides a modest increase in funding and would indexes future increases which will keep our promise to promote innovation in education.”