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Wednesday
Jan272016

Wednesday, January 27 in the NH House 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27  IN THE NH HOUSE

 

REPRESENTATIVES HALL

10:00 a.m.       House session

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

1:00 p.m.        HB 1599-FN, relative to shining a laser pointing device at an aircraft or vessel, or at another person.

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

1:30 p.m.         Executive session on HB 1584-FN, relative to minimum and maximum sentences for felony convictions;

HB 1675-FN-A, relative to the legalization and taxation of marijuana;

HB 1694-FN-A-L, relative to the legalization and regulation of marijuana;

HB 1626-FN, relative to drug take-back programs;

HB 1610-FN, legalizing the possession and cultivation of marijuana for personal use.

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

1:00 p.m.         Public hearing on proposed amendment to HB 1440-FN, relative to certification for solid waste operators. Amendment 2016-0060h available in Sargent-At-Arms office.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 308, LOB

1:00 p.m.         Executive session on HB 1699-FN-A-L, 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;

HB 1594-FN, relative to emergency medical services;

HB 1404-FN,relative to certain director positions in the insurance department;

HB 1556-FN,relative to Lucky 7 tickets;

HB 1671-FN, establishing an office of inspector general;

HB 1527-FN-A, authorizing additional part-time positions at the department of administrative services and making an appropriation therefor;

HB 1416-FN, relative to funding for state criminal background checks.

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

1:30 p.m.        HB 1605-FN, prohibiting the use of latex gloves and utensils in the food service industry.

2:30 p.m.        HB 1429, relative to the use of microbeads in personal care products and over-the-counter drugs.

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

1:00 p.m.         Executive session on HB 1115, relative to the laws governing the citizens of New Hampshire;

HB 1166-FN, appointing personal representatives for persons who had founded petitions before the house committee on redress of grievances;

HB 1218, relative to levy of executions on shares in any corporation;

HB 1577-FN, relative to alternatives to incarceration as a criminal penalty;

HB 1596-FN-L, changing the marriage license requirement to a requirement that couples obtain a certificate of notice of intent to marry and a certificate of marriage;

HB 1333, requiring that courts provide jurors with information regarding the authority of the position of juror;

HB 1361, relative to service of process by attorneys and justices of the peace;

HB 1270, relative to a jury's determination as to the applicability of a law.

LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION, Room 307, LOB

1:00 p.m.        HB 1325, relative to the election of chairs of house standing policy committees.

1:15 p.m.        HB 1326, prohibiting the general court from filing legislation in the second year of the session.

1:30 p.m.        HB 1386-FN, establishing a process for petitions for redress of grievance.

1:45 p.m.        HB 1653-FN, establishing a citizen complaint and grievance website.

2:00 p.m.        HB 1593-FN-L, restricting fees for obtaining copies of public records and requiring certain information on public official and legislative financial disclosure forms.

2:15 p.m.        HB 1531, permitting the legislature to open the state house on weekends.

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

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

1:00 p.m.        HB 1222, relative to procedures for appraisals by assessing officials.

1:20 p.m.        HB 1296, requiring the legislative body to approve the appointment of town managers and prohibiting town managers from hiring contractors to perform the duties of town managers.

1:40 p.m.        HB 1363, relative to filling of vacancies in town offices.

2:00 p.m.        HB 1380, relative to duties of police commissions.

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

1:30 p.m.         Presentation of 10-year highway plan by Department of Transportation.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

1:00 p.m.        HB 1146, relative to certificates of site and facility.

1:30 p.m.        HB 1470-FN, permitting additional site evaluation committee membership from towns or cities affected by an application.

Monday
Jan252016

Monday, Jan. 25 in the NH House 

MONDAY, JANUARY 25 IN THE NH HOUSE

 

CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION AND SCREENING COMMISSION (RSA 130-A:19), Room 206, LOB

3:00 p.m.         Regular meeting. 

 

CHILDREN’S SAVINGS ACCOUNT PROGRAM (RSA 195-J:1), Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

COMMISSION TO STUDY THE REGULATION OF PAWNBROKERS, SECONDHAND DEALERS, AND JUNK OR SCRAP METAL DEALERS (RSA 322-A:1), Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY EXOTIC AQUATIC WEEDS AND EXOTIC SPECIES OF WILDLIFE IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (RSA 487:30), Room 307, LOB

11:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

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

1:30 p.m.         Regular meeting.

 

Friday
Jan222016

Friday, Jan. 22 in the NH House 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 IN THE NH HOUSE

 

JUDICIARY, Rooms 206- 208, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1560-FN, relative to abortion procedures.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1627-FN, relative to the protection of infants born alive.

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

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS, Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1489, establishing a committee to study the rates of employer contributions in the retirement system.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1449-FN, relative to additional temporary supplemental allowances for retired members of the retirement system.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1352-FN, relative to the penalty for retirement system employers' noncompliance with reporting requirements for retirees.

12:00 p.m.       Subcommittee work session onHB 1489, establishing a committee to study the rates of employer contributions in the retirement system;HB 1449-FN, relative to additional temporary supplemental allowances for retired members of the retirement system;HB 1352-FN, relative to the penalty for retirement system employers' noncompliance with reporting requirements for retirees.

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

 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE LAWS RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM AND HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS (RSA 356-B:70), Room 205, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (RSA 21-P:51), Room 205, LOB  

11:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

FISCAL COMMITTEE (RSA 14:30-a), Rooms 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

10:30 a.m.       Audits: State of New Hampshire Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation Turnpike System, Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

New Hampshire Lottery Commission, A Department of The State of New Hampshire, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

 

NH-CANADIAN TRADE COUNCIL (RSA 12-A:2-g), Room 201, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

Thursday
Jan212016

Thursday, Jan. 21 in the NH House 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 IN THE NH HOUSE

 

LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING, Lobby

9:00 a.m.         Coalition for an Open Democracy

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1182-FN, relative to fees for sales of wine by manufacturers.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1184-FN, relative to license fees for domestic wine manufacturers.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1207-FN, exempting wine sample fees from the meals and rooms tax.

1:15 p.m.        HB 1159-FN, relative to sale of tobacco products.

1:45 p.m.        HB 1368-FN, requiring firearms owners to have liability insurance.

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

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1311, relative to solitary confinement.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1506, establishing a committee to study the use of solitary confinement in New Hampshire.

                       HB 1507, amending the procedures for the use of solitary confinement and establishing a committee to study the use and effectiveness of solitary confinement in New Hampshire.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1451-FN, allowing persons convicted of certain nonviolent first offenses to petition for an annulment of the criminal record.

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

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

9:30 a.m.        HB 1121, relative to the academic areas that comprise the statewide assessment.

9:50 a.m.        HB 1240, relative to alternatives to the statewide assessment.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1338, relative to student exemption from the statewide assessment.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1393, requiring the department of education to report statewide assessment results for school districts receiving certain state aid.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1366, relative to the definition of educational competencies.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1239, relative to certain terminology in the education statutes.

1:45 p.m.        HB 1411, making civics mandatory in public schools.

2:05 p.m.        HB 1379, amending the requirement to use English in schools.

2:25 p.m.        HB 1365, requiring public schools to observe New Hampshire constitution day.

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

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1580-FN, removing the real estate commission from the office of professional licensure and certification.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1246-FN, relative to speech-language assistants.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1294, relative to exemptions from licensure as a massage therapist.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1213-FN, repealing athletic trainer license requirements.

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

 

FINANCE, Rooms 210-211, LOB

1:20 p.m.         Briefing by the Department of Administrative Services on the FY 2015 CAFR.

 

FINANCE - DIVISION I, Room 212, LOB

10:30 a.m.       Work session onHJR 4-FN-A, recognizing the failure of the clerk of the supreme court to process a notice of errors and requiring payment of certain money to Joseph Haas;HJR 5-FN-A, making a payment to Joseph Haas for compensation for unlawful incarceration;HJR 6-FN-A, making a payment to compensate Edward Brown for an illegal action;HB 1228-FN-A, requiring the payment of an amount paid to redeem real property and making an appropriation therefor..

11:00 a.m.       Work session onHB 1686-FN, repealing the community heritage investment program.

11:30 a.m.       Work session onHB 1670-FN, relative to public employee suggestions for cost-savings measures.

 

FINANCE - DIVISION III, Rooms 210-211, LOB

10:30 a.m.       Work session onHB 1447-FN, relative to child support paid through the department of health and human services.

 

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1524-FN-A, repealing fish and game department authority to establish fees by administrative rulemaking.

11:15 a.m.      HB 1136, authorizing the fish and game department to grant awards for solutions to reducing the Asian shore crab and European green crab populations.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1519, relative to the season for taking bear using dogs set by the executive director of fish and game.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1383, repealing the penalty for carrying away seaweed at night.

1:15 p.m.        HB 1286, relative to days when fishing without a license is permitted.

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

 

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

9:00  a.m.       HB 1695-FN, establishing an office of health services planning and review within the department of health and human services.

10:00 a.m.      HB 1373-FN, adding 2 alternative treatment centers under the law governing use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1501, relative to qualifying medical conditions for the use of cannabis.

1:15 p.m.        HB 1453, relative to qualifying medical conditions for purposes of therapeutic cannabis.

2:15 p.m.        HB 1309, adding post-traumatic stress disorder to qualifying medical conditions under therapeutic use of cannabis.

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.      HB 1577-FN, relative to alternatives to incarceration as a criminal penalty.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1596-FN-L, changing the marriage license requirement to a requirement that couples obtain a certificate of notice of intent to marry and a certificate of marriage.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1333, requiring that courts provide jurors with information regarding the authority of the position of juror.

2:00 p.m.        HB 1361, relative to service of process by attorneys and justices of the peace.

3:00 p.m.        HB 1270, relative to a jury's determination as to the applicability of a law.

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

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Executive session onHB 1402, prohibiting the state and political subdivisions from acquiring military-equipped vehicles or equipment which are not readily available in an open national commercial market;HB 1621-FN-L, relative to sanctuary cities;HB 1243-FN-L, relative to storm water or sewage penalties;HB 1526-FN-L, providing for the election of members of the county convention as a separate county office;HB 1576-FN-L, repealing the licensure of dogs;HB 1230, relative to information on dog licenses;HB 1107, changing the name of Sargent's Purchase to Marilla Ricker.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1190, relative to a grant of land to Dartmouth College.

1:20 p.m.        HB 1518, relative to village district members of budget committees.

1:40 p.m.        HB 1678-FN, relative to the information statement contained on a property tax bill.

2:00 p.m.        HB 1683-FN-L, relative to lowering the interest rate and costs for the redemption and repurchase of property subject to a tax lien or tax deed.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1578, relative to the maintenance of private roads.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1200-L, relative to the use of recycled glass.

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

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 305-307, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1472, relative to the siting of certain new pipelines and storage vessels.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1174, relative to energy sources for new natural gas transmission compressor stations.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1140, relative to financial responsibility for gas transmission pipelines.

2:00 p.m.        HB 1149, requiring a royalty on the price of natural gas conveyed by pipeline intended for use in a foreign country.

3:00 p.m.        HB 1148, relative to pipeline capacity contracts.

 

STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, Room 303, LOB

10:00 am        HCR 10, requesting an investigation on whether benzodiazepines contribute to suicides by veterans.

1:00 pm          HB 1288, relative to the National Guard force protection policy.

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

10:00 a.m.      HB 1545-FN, relative to Lucky 7 tickets.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1554-FN, establishing a state sports lottery.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1391, relative to the price of bingo cards at senior bingo and bingo at private campgrounds and hotels.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1199, allowing adults to play children's bingo at private campgrounds or hotels.

1:00 p.m.        HB 1488, establishing a commission to review and make recommendations for the recodification of RSA 284 and RSA 287-D.

1:30 p.m.        HB 1247, relative to permitted gambling by private individuals.

2:00 p.m.        HB 1498, repealing the prohibition on certain gambling.

 

Thursday
Jan212016

NH House Recap, Jan. 20, 2016 

House Session Recap-Jan. 20, 2016

 

The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem

Leaves of Absence

Introduction of Guests

Memorial remarks for Rep. James Aguiar

 

Address to the NH House by Gov. Kasich

Address to the NH House by Sen. Marco Rubio

 

House Majority Leader Dick Hinch delivered a report the Joint Task Force on Opioids and Heroin.

 

REGULAR CALENDAR

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

SB 447-FN, (New Title) establishing a commission to study Narcan.OUGHT TO PASS. (committee report of OTP was adopted, division vote, 275-71)

SB 576-FN-A, (New Title) relative to the penalty for possession and use of fentanyl-class drugs, insurance coverage for substance use disorders, the funding of the controlled drug prescription health and safety program, the membership of the board of medicine, and prescribers of controlled drugs.OUGHT TO PASS. Rep. C. McGuire moved that the bill be divided. The motion to divide the bill  fails, 106-239.  The committee report of OTP was adopted, roll call vote, 276-69.

EDUCATION

SB 369-FN, requiring public schools to include drug and alcohol education as part of their health education curriculum. MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. The committee amendment was defeated, voice. Rep. Ladd moves floor amendment correcting what he referred to as  “drafting errors.”The amendment was adopted, 196-150, roll call.  The committee report of OTP/A is adopted, voice vote.

 

TRANSPORTATION

HB 280, establishing a committee to study the feasibility of placing medal decals on special number plates for veterans. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. The committee report of OTP/A was adopted, VV.  The bill was referred to House Finance.

HB 586-FN-L, relative to registration of automobile utility trailers.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (The committee report of OTP/A passed, voice vote.  The bill was referred to House Ways and Means.

 

WAYS AND MEANS

HB 359, allowing municipalities in Carroll county to offer property tax exemptions to foster commercial and industrial construction.  MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP/A was adopted, voice vote.

HB 552-FN, requiring the state treasurer to develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of ITL was adopted, Roll Call, 264-74

 

Address to the NH House by Gov. Christie

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

SB 576-FN-A, (New Title) relative to the penalty for possession and use of fentanyl-class drugs, insurance coverage for substance use disorders, the funding of the controlled drug prescription health and safety program, the membership of the board of medicine, and prescribers of controlled drugs.OUGHT TO PASS The committee report of OTP,  was adopted, Roll Call, 276-69.

 

WAYS AND MEANS

HB 630-FN-A, establishing the New Hampshire video lottery.  MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. The committee report of ITL was adopted, Roll Call, 200-129.

(Special ordered to after HB 630)

CACR 2, Relating to dedicated funds.  Providing that funds shall be used solely for the purpose of the fund. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. The committee report of ITL was adopted, Roll Call, 234-90

HB 594-FN-A, establishing keno. MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP/A  was adopted, Division vote 182-137

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Rep. Haefner Moved to removed HB 372 from the table.The motion was adopted, voice vote.

Relative to certain private employers under workers’ compensation.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP was adopted, Roll Call, 270-39 The bill was referred to the Committee on Labor

 

BILLS REMOVED FROM CONSENT (JANUARY 7, 2016)

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW

HB 211, establishing a commission to study domestic affairs.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE . The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

HB 378, relative to shared residential responsibility and establishing a commission to study child support and related child care issues. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. The committee report of OTP/A was adopted, voice vote

 

LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

HB 400-FN, relative to the mileage reimbursement rate for legislators and prohibiting deductions from compensation or mileage reimbursement of representatives. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL is adopted, Roll Call, 224-75

 

WAYS AND MEANS

HB 585-FN-A, relative to fines for violation of alcoholic beverage laws.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. The committee amendment, voice vote.  Rep. Ohm offered a floor amendment, which is adopted, voice vote.  The committee report, as amended, 204-89.  The bill was referred to the committee on Finance.

HB 668-FN,  relative to expense deductions under the business profits tax. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  Rep. Abrami moves to special HB 668 to its regular place in the Calendar on Feb. 10, 2016.The motion passed, voice vote.

 

The House adjourned at 4:05 p.m..  It will reconvene January 27 at 10:00 a.m.