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Friday
May082015

Friday in the NH House 

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friday, may 8

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (RSA 126-A:13), Room 205, LOB

 

11:00 a.m.       Regular meeting.

 

COMMISSION TO STUDY PATHWAYS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (RSA 317-A:21-f), Room 101, LOB

 

2:00 p.m.         Regular meeting.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION ADVISORY COUNCIL (RSA 281-A:62), Room 307, LOB

 

9:00 a.m.         Regular meeting.

 

Thursday
May072015

NH House Recap, May 6, 2015 

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HOUSE RECAP

May 6, 2015

 

SENATE MESSAGES

Rep. Hunt, Chair of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee, moves concurrence with Senate amendments to HB 122 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Ladd, Chair of the House Education committee, moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 126  (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Hoelzel, Chair of the House Election Law committee, moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 140 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Christie, Chair of the House Executive Departments and Administration committee, moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 279  (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Christie, Chair of the House Executive Departments and Administration committee, moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 363 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Christie, Chair of the House Executive Departments and Administration committee, moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 510 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep Chris Christensen, Chair of the House Resources, Recreation and & Development committee, moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 306 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep., Introne, Chair of the House Science and Technology committee moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 382 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Steven Smith, Chair of the House Transportation committee moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 134. (the motion passes on a voice vote)

Rep. Steven Smith, Chair of the House Transportation committee moves concurrence with the Senate amendments to HB 96 (the motion passes on a voice vote)

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW

SB 159, reinstating the division for children, youth and families advisory board. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT

SB 244, relative to abuse and neglect investigations and establishing a commission to review child abuse fatalities.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

SB 153, relative to the accessibility of criminal records.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

SB 46, relative to public safety radio interoperability.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 86, relative to state procurement of goods and services.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

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.  OUGHT TO PASS.

SB 202-FN, relative to licensure of outsourcing facilities by the pharmacy board.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES & ELDERLY AFFAIRS

SB 31, relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.  OUGHT TO PASS.

SB 84, relative to the definition of "telemedicine."  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 135-FN, relative to lead poisoning in children.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 248, establishing a committee to study health care provider payment rates.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

 

JUDICIARY

SB 209-FN, adopting the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.  OUGHT TO PASS.

 

TRANSPORTATION

SB 29-FN, relative to fines for motor vehicle offenses.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 62, relative to drivers' licenses for persons without a permanent address.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.

SB 63, relative to membership of the board of directors for the New Hampshire rail transit authority.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

SB 234, (New Title) establishing a committee to study the use of law enforcement details and flaggers for traffic control on municipally maintained roads.  OUGHT TO PASS.

 

Rep. Dennis Green, newly elected representative from Rockingham County, District 13, who was sworn in this morning by the Governor & Executive Council, was officially introduced into the House.

 

BILLS REFERRED TO SECOND COMMITTEE

SB112  An act requiring the Medicaid managed care program to cover telemedicine services. (REFERRED TO FINANCE)

SB 129   allowing retired members of the retirement system to change an optional allowance election in certain circumstances. (REFERRED TO FINANCE)

 

regular CALENDAR

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

SB 105, (New Title) relative to child-resistant packaging for tobacco products and establishing a committee to study revising the indoor smoking act.  MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (the committee report of ITL passes, Roll Call, 210-113)

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

SB 40-FN, including a viable fetus in the definition of "another" for the purposes of certain criminal offenses.  MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE (the committee amendment passes, Roll Call, 192-161; the committee report of OTP/A passes, Roll Call, 193-159)

SB 106-FN, restricting the sale or possession of synthetic drugs.  MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (the committee report of OTPA passes, Roll Call,. 233-120)

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

SB 125-FN, relative to certification and licensure for mold assessment or remediation services.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (Rep. Christie moves the bill be laid upon the table. The motion passes, Roll Call, 206-147)

 

FINANCE

SB 8-FN-L, relative to appropriations for nursing homes.  MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (the committee report of OTP/A  passes, voice vote)

SB 30-FN-L, (2nd New Title) permitting counties with unincorporated areas to establish tax increment financing districts.  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. (the committee report of OTP/A passes, Roll Call, 293-57)

 

TRANSPORTATION

SB 114-FN, (2nd New Title) enabling a driver’s license applicant to request that his or her license indicate that he or she has a medically recognized disorder.  OUGHT TO PASS. (the committee report of OTP passes, voice vote) 

 

Rep. Chandler moves reconsideration on SB 30-FN-L(the motion fails on a voice vote)

 

BILLS REMOVED FROM CONSENT

SB 63, relative to membership of the board of directors for the New Hampshire rail transit authority.  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. (Rep. S. Smith moves to recommit the bill to the Transportation committee. The motion passes, voice vote)

 

The House adjourns at the call of the chair.  The speaker does not intend to come back until June 3rd at the earliest.  But ample notice will be given. The next meetings would be on June 11 and June 24.

Thursday
May072015

Thursday, May 7 in the NH House 

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Thursday, May 7 in the NH House

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 219-FN, relative to breastfeeding, SB 57, relative to qualifications and duties of condominium association board members and SB 75, relative to unfair trade practices targeting veterans.

FINANCE – (Division II), Room 209, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Work session on SB 190-FN, relative to payment of costs for career and technical education center programs and administration by the department of education.

10:30 a.m.       Work session on SB 227, relative to calculating the cost of an adequate education.

JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 124-FN, relative to filing felonies first in the superior court.

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 295, removing a reference in the housing law to municipal agreements regarding the construction of parking facilities.

11:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 288-L, relative to the code for energy conservation in new building construction.

1:00 p.m.         Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 546, relative to exactions for improvements related to innovative land use controls.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Ad hoc subcommittee to discuss the future of renewable portfolio standards.

1:00 p.m.         Subcommittee work session on SB 221-FN, relative to electric rate reduction financing.
Executive session on pending legislation may follow. (CANCELLED)

Wednesday
May062015

Wednesday in the NH House 

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Wednesday in the NH House

 

State House Cafeteria

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.    The National Association of Insurnce and Financial Advisors invite all Representatives and staff to a breakfast-reception.

 

Legislative Office Building, Room 303

8:00 a.m.                     All members are invited to Capitol Bible Study and Prayer with Pastor Peter Chamberland. Coffee and refreshments will be served.       

 

Representatives Hall

9:45 a.m.                     Unveiling of “The Administration of the 4th, 1876,” first presented to the NH House on August 26, 1885.

10:00 a.m.                   House Session

 

 

NH House Business Caucus-Barley House, Main St., Concord

Noon                           The NHBC, in conjunction with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commece, will host the 2nd Business Roundtable in its series with major candidates for president. Republican John Kasick, governor of Ohio will speak to the caucus.  The event is free and lunch will be served, but RSVPs were required.    

 

State House, Room 306

Noon                           The Organization of Women Legislators (OWLS) will meet during the session lunch break. Bring your own lunch. Don’t forget to bring hotel shampoos, soap and anything else for goodie bags for the Veterans’ Home in Tilton.  Everyone is welcome

 

Tuesday
May052015

NH House - Concurred bills 

The Senate has concurred on the following Senate bills amended by the House:

SB 264 relative to tipped employees.

SB 14 making technical corrections to the laws relative to the judicial council and repealing a limitation on compensation of counsel for indigent defendants.

SB 20 establishing a commission on historic burial grounds and cemeteries.

SB 70  relative to the processing of lobster tail

SB 80 relative to the state trails plan and establishing a committee on rail trails.

SB 98 relative to third party review required by the planning board.

SB 148 relative to the shellfish inspection program.

 

There will be a committee of conference on:

SB 97 authorizing municipalities to adopt ordinances to regulate storm water to comply with federal permit requirements.

 

The House has concurred on the following House bills amended by the Senate:

HB 122 relative to advertising of liquor or beverages.

HB 126 establishing a commission to study issues related to students receiving special education services while attending a chartered public school.

HB 134 establishing a committee to study the use of motorized scooter chairs on roadways and sidewalks.

HB 140  relative to appointment of inspectors of election.

HB 196 requiring the removal of identifying features from vehicles formerly used as ambulances.

HB 279 establishing a commission to study the economic impact of the arts and culture in New Hampshire.

HB 382  establishing a committee to study facilitating private investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

HB 510  establishing a commission to study the regulation of pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, and junk or scrap metal dealers.