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Thursday
Feb122015

Thursday, Feb. 12 in the NH House 

Thursday, February 12 in the NH House of Representatives

Governor Hassan’s Budget Address-

Representatives Hall

1:00 p.m.

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 405-FN, requiring the department of health and human services to license supervised visitation centers.

10:45 a.m. HB 513, relative to complaint investigation procedures of the guardian ad litem board.

11:30 a.m. HB 515-FN, relative to oversight of guardians ad litem by the guardian ad litem board.

2:30 p.m. 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.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

8:30 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 137, relative to homeowner’s insurance, HB 296, relative to a named insured of a life insurance policy, HB 184, relative to travel insurance, HB 171, relative to rebating, HB 256, relative to automobile insurance statements of residency.

10:00 a.m. HB 478, relative to rulemaking for market conduct record retention and production.

10:15 a.m. HB 479, relative to uninsured or hit-and-run motor vehicle coverage.

10:30 a.m. HB 480, relative to policies for property and casualty insurance.

10:45 a.m. HB 481, relative to commercial insurance.

11:00 a.m. HB 482, relative to the insurance claims adjuster definition.

11:30 a.m. HB 548, establishing the federally-facilitated health exchange as the health exchange for New Hampshire.

11:45 a.m. HB 223-FN, relative to external review under the managed care law.

3:00 p.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 161, relative to the termination of a management contract by a condominium association, HB 353, relative to the governance of condominium unit owners’ associations, HB 157, relative to enforcement of condominium liens for assessments, HB 160, relative to qualifications of condominium association board members, HB 175, establishing a committee to study removing the department of justice from the financial approval process for residential condominium and housing subdivisions.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 436, relative to the penalty for making a false statement in a criminal complaint.

10:30 a.m. HB 440, establishing private prosecution of criminal proceedings.

11:00 a.m. HB 590-FN, relative to the accountability of public officials.

11:30 a.m. HB 640-FN, relative to the crime of criminal coercion.

2:30 p.m. HB 442, changing references to “law enforcement officer” to “peace officer” in the Revised Statutes Annotated.

3:00 p.m. 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.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 142, relative to student social media policies by education institutions.

10:30 a.m. HB 206, relative to non-academic surveys or questionnaires given to students.

11:00 a.m. HB 243, changing the definitions of “focus school” and “priority school” in the school performance and accountability law.

11:30 a.m. HB 302, requiring a public hearing prior to the submission of a grant application by the department of education.

2:30 p.m. HB 317, relative to contracts between schools and school districts.

2:55 p.m. HB 237, requiring vocational education centers to prioritize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula as a condition for funding.

3:20 p.m. HB 332, relative to school district policy regarding objectionable course material.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on CACR 12, Relating to qualifications for public office. Providing that no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought, HB 311, relative to withdrawal of candidates, HB 393-FN, including the distributing of model acts to elected officials as lobbying and requiring disclosure of compensation or reimbursement received by elected officials from such lobbyists for attendance at an event, HB 406, relative to the date of the state primary election, HB 432, relative to counting votes, HB 589-FN, relative to prohibited coercion of political contributions.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

11:00 a.m. HB 427, relative to the definition of the New Hampshire fire code.

11:30 a.m. HB 459, establishing a committee to study medical services provided to residents of the New Hampshire veterans’ home.

12:00 p.m. Continued public hearing on HB 448, establishing February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

FINANCE, Room 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 412, relative to reporting of corrective action implementation of audit findings by entities subject to an audit by the legislative budget assistant, HB 463, relative to state agency communications, HB 534, relative to the duties of the housing finance authority, HB 539-FN, establishing an early learning incentive fund in the department of education, HB 561-FN, relative to the use of revenues generated by electric and other utility company leases and rentals, HB 563-FN, relative to funding for chartered public school pupils, HB 580-FN, relative to travel expenses for members of the building code review board, HB 631- FN-A, making an appropriation to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund, HB 638-FN-A, reestablishing the catastrophic illness program and making an appropriation therefore, HB 651-FN-L, transferring the portion of special education costs directly related to health issues to the department of health and human services, HB 654-FN-A-L, relative to the distribution of marriage license fees and the funding source for the domestic violence grant program, and HB 678-FN, requiring an evaluation of vendor performance on certain state contracts.

 

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room, 307, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 354, relative to the closing of clam, oyster, and other bivalve areas for restoration.

10:00 a.m. HB 505, relative to baiting for game birds and game animals by persons with a disability.

10:30 a.m. HB 298, relative to the seasons for taking game animals and game birds with the use of bait.

11:15 a.m. HB 423, designating the bobcat as the New Hampshire state wildcat.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

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

10:00 a.m. HB 422-FN, relative to the signing authority of physician assistants.

11:00 a.m. HB 628-FN, relative to indemnification of health care facilities under certain circumstances.

2:30 p.m. HB 564-FN, relative to prior authorization for certain prescription drugs.

3:30 p.m. HB 517, relative to disciplinary actions for physicians whose license to practice is suspended or revoked.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB

9:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 616-FN, increasing eligibility of claimants under the victims’ assistance fund, and HB 677-FN, prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services.

10:00 a.m. HB 646-FN-L, allowing public bodies or agencies to charge for the costs of retrieval of public records under the right-to-know law.

10:45 a.m. HB 656-FN-L, relative to inspection of governmental records under the right-to-know law.

11:30 a.m. HB 606-FN-L, relative to costs for public records filed electronically.

2:30 p.m. HB 641-FN, relative to certain causes of action by inhabitants of this state.

3:00 p.m. HR 10, urging the department of justice to reexamine the conviction of Chad Evans. Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION, Room 203, LOB

9:00 a.m. HB 300, requiring state employees and state public officials to obtain prior permission to attend meetings and hearings of the general court.

9:30 a.m. HCR 1, rescinding all requests by the New Hampshire legislature for a federal constitutional convention.

10:15 a.m. HB 399-FN, establishing a force of state capitol security officers with the authority to carry firearms.

11:00 a.m. HB 299, prohibiting voting by the house of representatives for the speaker of the house on organizational convening day to be by secret ballot.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

8:30 a.m. HB 486, authorizing towns and cities to establish special assessment districts.

8:45 a.m. HB 607, relative to fees for carrying a concealed firearm.

9:00 a.m. HB 497, relative to interference with a cemetery burial plot.

9:15 a.m. HB 227, relative to eminent domain on public lands.

9:30 a.m. HB 268, establishing a committee to study the adoption of low-impact housing development standards by the department of environmental services.

9:45 a.m. HB 295, removing a reference in the housing law to municipal agreements regarding the construction of parking facilities.

10:00 a.m. HB 226, allowing municipalities to borrow from any fund controlled by such municipality under certain conditions.

12:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 192, relative to the valuation of utility property, HB 193, relative to utility assessments for the use of village district roads, HB 235, relative to obstruction of traffic on certain highways, and HB348, allowing municipalities to adopt a property tax credit for elderly homeowners for the extent their tax bill exceeds 10 percent of income.

2:30 p.m. Executive session on HB 191, relative to projects which are privately financed in energy efficiency and clean energy districts, HB 224-FN, repealing the exemption for water and air pollution control facilities from local property taxation, HB 250, relative to requirements for perambulation of town lines, HB 277, relative to the policy for acceptance of grants by county conventions, HB 289, relative to the content of annual town reports, HB 331, relative to absences among selectmen on election day, HB 339, relative to transfer station income, and HB 486, authorizing towns and cities to establish special assessment districts.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

9:30 a.m. Executive session on pending legislation if needed.

11:00 a.m. HB 460, establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for the funding the state’s highways and bridges.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 379, establishing a commission to study the effects of ocean acidification on commercially harvested species.

10:45 a.m. HB 382, establishing a committee to study facilitating private investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

11:30 a.m. HB 316, establishing a committee to study offshore wind energy production.

2:30 p.m. HB 574-FN, relative to regional greenhouse gas initiative distributions to residential customers.

3:15 p.m. HB 409, banning corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline in New Hampshire.

4:00 p.m. HB 391-FN, applying the E911 surcharge to prepaid cellular telephones.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

 

STATE FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, Room 303, LOB

9:30 a.m. HCR 5, calling for an article V convention for the purpose of considering a countermand amendment to the United States Constitution.

10:15 a.m. HCR 6, petitioning Congress for an Article V amendment convention.

11:00 a.m. HR 11, requesting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Congress to relax rules on Atlantic states recreational fishing. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

2:30 p.m. or 30 minutes following house session. Executive session on HB 148, limiting the authority of delegates to Article V conventions, and HB 433, relative to the state guard.

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 439, relative to religious societies.

10:30 a.m. HB 445, defining poker as a game of skill.

11:00 a.m. HB 550-FN, relative to administration of the tobacco tax.

11:30 a.m. HB 552-FN, requiring the state treasurer to develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow

 

Wednesday
Feb112015

NH Business Caucus Plans Red Tape Rour 

CONCORD — The New Hampshire House Business Caucus announced today that it will host a Red Tape Road Tour, a series of Roundtable discussions with business owners in a variety of industries around the state to learn what excessive and over burdensome regulations are impeding their ability to succeed. 

 

House Business Caucus founder and Chair, Rep. Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) said, “We hear repeatedly from employers that the cost of complying with time consuming and unnecessary regulations – what they call “red tape” - makes our state unfriendly to operate a business.  We want to learn directly from responsible businesses the specific laws and rules that are particularly onerous. Our goal will be to create legislation next year that improves the business climate of our state and helps to bolster economic growth and job creation.”

 

Rep. Adam Schroadter (R-Newmarket), Vice-Chair of the House Business Caucus, stated “We like to think of New Hampshire as being a business-friendly state, but increasingly we are not perceived by others to be strong in this area.  In fact, Forbes ranks us 35th overall but 46th in terms of regulatory environment. It’s time to make it easier to do business here, not harder.  I look forward to learning how we can make things better, especially for small businesses.”

 

Rep Patrick Abrami (R-Stratham) Vice Chair of the House Business Caucus as well as Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee added, "It is up to government to help create a positive environment for businesses to thrive. It is the risk takers among us with ideas that create business and thus jobs for our citizens. The role of government is to regulate in a way that promotes honest competition. Any regulations should be applied in a way that is efficient for both government as well as business."

Wednesday
Feb112015

NH House Majority Leader Comments on Minimum Wage Bills

CONCORD – House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) today offered the following comments relative to the four House Bills dealing with raising the minimum wage in New Hampshire that had a public hearing today before the House Labor Committee.

 

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)

 

“These proposals have the potential to negatively affect our job climate in New Hampshire and could threaten the viability of many small and medium sized businesses especially in the hospitality industry, which many workers in our state depend on.  For many small employers, a government mandated wage increase of up to 114% is just not affordable, and they may have to reduce their overall number of employees or raise prices to compensate. In an economy that is still in recovery, this is not a viable option.”

 

“Raising the minimum wage could also reduce or eliminate job opportunities for our young workers who rely on entry level, part time, or seasonal jobs for valuable work experience.”

 

“The New Hampshire business community is compassionate and more than capable of making reasonable decisions that best suits the needs of their employees and the viability of their businesses. They know what it takes to attract and retain employees.”


“Republicans aren’t against higher wages. We are proponents of creating the economic conditions for businesses to thrive to ensure everyone has the opportunity to find a good paying job. Government mandates do exactly the opposite.”

Wednesday
Feb112015

Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the NH House 

NH Optometric Association-State House Cafeteria

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. “Eye-Opener” breakfast for legislators and staff. State House

 

House Session

10:00 a.m.

 

Bills pulled from the Consent Calendar (as of 3PM on Tues.):

Criminal Justice-HB 492

Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs-HB 101

Judiciary-CACR8, HB 246

Legislative Administration-HB 338, HR 8

Municipal and County Government-HB 145

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, Room 307, LOB

1:00 p.m. or immediately following house session. Subcommittee work session on HB 465, relative to workers’ compensation for domestic employees.

 

Tuesday
Feb102015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the NH House of Representatives

CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 305, relative to assessment of and discharge planning for minors in the juvenile court system.

 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 428, relative to New Hampshire products sold by the liquor commission.

10:30 a.m. HB 429, revising the commission to review and consider alcoholic beverage manufacturing processes and retail sales in manufacturing facilities.

11:00 a.m. HB 554-FN, relative to sales of beer in refillable containers.

11:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 686 establishing a single payer health care system and making an appropriation therefore, and HB 230, relative to penalties for failure to timely discharge a mortgage.

1:15 p.m. HB 284, relative to motor vehicle franchises.

2:30 p.m. HB 220-FN, requiring licensure of community association property managers.

3:00 p.m. HB 210, relative to financial responsibility limits for motor vehicle liability insurance.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 605-FN, repealing mandatory minimum sentences.

11:00 a.m. HB 494, relative to industrial hemp as a controlled substance.

1:30 p.m. HB 557-FN, relative to penalties for driving while intoxicated, third and fourth offenses.

2:00 p.m. HB 560-FN, including a fetus in the definition of “another” for the purpose of certain criminal offenses.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 218-FN, relative to additional funding for third grade proficiency in mathematics, HB 301, allowing a parent to elect not to include their child in the unique pupil identification system or other information database maintained by the department of education, HB 536, relative to payment for special education services for chartered public school students and relative to federal funds for chartered public schools, HB 537-FN-L, relative to the calculation of the school administrative unit budget, HB 562-FN-L, repealing the limitation on the total education grant distributed to a municipality in a fiscal year and reducing the stabilization grants to certain municipalities, HB 577-FN-A-L, establishing a children’s savings account program, HB 625-FN-A, relative to public charter schools, HB 635-FN, relative to aid to school districts for costs of special education, and HB 676-FN-A, establishing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholars program.

1:00 p.m. HB 538-FN-L, relative to the implementation of new statewide education annual assessments.

1:30 p.m. HB 581-FN, requiring schools to continue the education of a child during the child’s suspension or expulsion.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on CACR 4, Relating to the right to vote. Providing that 17-year olds who will be eligible to vote in the general election be permitted to vote in the election’s primary election, CACR 11, Relating to voting at elections. Providing that the general court may authorize all voters to choose to vote by absentee ballot, HB 320, relative to removal of certain campaign materials at the polling place, HB 493, relative to minimum voting booths for city or town elections, HB 502, relative to petitions for verification of checklists, HB 503, relative to presidential primary ballots, HB 529, relative to party conventions, HB 530-FN-A, authorizing a trial program for electronic voter check-in, and HB 545, relative to eligibility for office.

1:00 p.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 311, relative to withdrawal of candidates, HB 432, relative to counting votes, HB 393-FN, including the distributing of model acts to elected officials as lobbying and requiring disclosure of compensation or reimbursement received by elected officials from such lobbyists for attendance at an event, CACR 12, Relating to qualifications for public office. Providing that no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought, HB 589-FN, relative to prohibited coercion of political contributions, and HB 406, relative to the date of the state primary election.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 372, relative to certain private employers under workers’ compensation.

10:30 a.m. HB 244-L, relative to the permissible level of methyl tertiary butyl ether in drinking water.

1:00 p.m. HB 248, directing the university system of New Hampshire to conduct a study of the effects of prolonged human consumption of and exposure to methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

2:00 p.m. HB 466, relative to the definition of “implement of husbandry.”

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 468-FN, requiring a warrant to obtain electronic device location information.

10:30 a.m. HB 602-FN, relative to the use of drones.

11:00 a.m. HB 674-FN, relative to the salaries of certain unclassified positions.

11:30 a.m. HB 682-FN, granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of corrections.

1:00 p.m. HB 413-FN-A, establishing the governing board of polysomnographic technologists within the allied health professionals.

1:30 p.m. HB 425, relative to procedures for the adoption of agency rules under the administrative procedures act.

2:00 p.m. HB 484, relative to the board of nursing and exemptions from licensure by the board.

2:30 p.m. HB 632-FN, relative to fiscal impact statements submitted by agencies adopting a rule under RSA 541-A. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

2:45 p.m. Executive session on HB 401-FN, requiring the use of cloud computing technology by state agencies, HB 468-FN, requiring a warrant to obtain electronic device location information, HB 602-FN, relative to the use of drones, HB 674-FN, relative to the salaries of certain unclassified positions, and HB 682-FN, granting group II retirement system status to certain positions in the department of corrections.

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION I), Room 212, LOB

11:15 a.m. Work session on HB 412, relative to reporting of corrective action implementation of audit findings by entities subject to an audit by the legislative budget assistant.

11:30 a.m. Work session on HB 463, relative to state agency communications.

11:40 a.m. Work session on HB 534, relative to the duties of the housing finance authority.

1:00 p.m. Work session on HB 678-FN, requiring an evaluation of vendor performance on certain state contracts.

1:15 p.m. Work session on HB 631-FN-A, making an appropriation to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund.

1:30 p.m. Work Session on HB 580-FN, relative to travel expenses for members of the building code review board.

 

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

10:00 a.m. Informational meeting with Commissioner Burack, Department of Environmental Services and Director Normandeau, Fish and Game Commission, regarding dam maintenance

 

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

1:30 p.m. Work session on HB 539-FN, establishing an early learning incentive fund in the department of education.

3:30 p.m. Work session on HB 563-FN, relative to funding for chartered public school pupils.

 

FINANCE – (DIVISION III), Room 212, LOB

10:00 a.m. Work session on HB 638-FN-A, reestablishing the catastrophic illness program and making an appropriation therefor.

10:30 a.m. Work session on HB 654-FN-A-L, relative to the distribution of marriage license fees and the funding source for the domestic violence grant program.

 

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

9:10 a.m. Subcommittee work session HB 136, prohibiting tanning facilities from tanning persons under 18 years of age.

 

In Rooms 206-208, LOB

9:30 a.m. HB 593-FN, permitting qualifying patients and registered caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.

11:00 a.m. HB 476-FN, amending the definition of “qualifying medical condition” in the therapeutic cannabis law.

1:15 p.m. HB 489, relative to annulment of mental health records.

2:15 p.m. HB 629-FN, relative to induced termination of pregnancy statistics.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

JUDICIARY, Room 205, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 677-FN, prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services.

11:00 a.m. HB 595-FN, relative to banning abortion after viability.

1:00 p.m. HB 403-FN, repealing the law relative to providing certain parameters for access to reproductive health care facilities.

2:00 p.m. HB 446, relative to access to investigational drugs, biological products, and devices.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, Room 307, LOB

10:15 a.m. HB 411, prohibiting the payment of subminimum wages to persons with disabilities.

11:00 a.m. HB 496-FN-L, prohibiting public employers from using criminal history in employment decisions.

11:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 477-FN-L, relative to workers’ compensation benefits and establishing payment schedules. In Representatives Hall

1:00 p.m. HB 392-FN, relative to the minimum hourly wage, HB 163, establishing a state minimum hourly rate, and HB 370-L, enabling counties and municipalities to establish minimum wage rates, and HB 684-FN, establishing a state minimum hourly rate.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 224-FN, repealing the exemption for water and air pollution control facilities from local property taxation.

9:30 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 501, allowing municipalities to grant a veterans property tax credit to residents who served not less than one year active duty in the armed forces, HB 229, relative to increasing the maximum amount of the optional veterans tax credit, and HB 430, relative to extending the veterans’ property tax credit to all honorably discharged veterans.

10:00 a.m. Orientation meeting.

10:30 a.m. HB 525, relative to appropriations in the county budget.

10:45 a.m. HB 526, relative to transfers of appropriations in Carroll county.

11:00 a.m. HB 416-L, relative to compensation for members of the Coos county convention.

11:15 a.m. HB 331, relative to absences among selectmen on election day.

11:30 a.m. HB 487, requiring that planning board and zoning board of adjustment members be elected.

11:45 a.m. HB 289, relative to the content of annual town reports.

2:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 199, relative to tax relief information contained on a property tax bill, HB 205-L, relative to lending practices of energy efficiency and clean energy districts, HB 229, relative to increasing the maximum amount of the optional veterans tax credit, HB 257, relative to amending municipal charters, HB 368, relative to third party review required by the planning board, HB 397, relative to the duties of public servants, HB 430, relative to extending the veterans’ property tax credit to all honorably discharged veterans, HB 464, establishing the fishing family protection act, prohibiting political subdivisions from interfering with commercial and recreational operations of fishing families, and HB 501, allowing municipalities to grant a veterans property tax credit to residents who served not less than one year active duty in the armed forces, and a Continued executives session on HB 125-FN-L, relative to county audits and competitive bidding for county services.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

10:15 a.m. Executive session on HB 321, establishing a committee to study improvements to the Elizabeth Meader Hanson site in Dover, HB 329, relative to a construction project at the state veterans cemetery and HB 384, establishing a committee to study the feasibility of privatizing the New Hampshire toll system, HB 591-FN-A-L, relative to the road toll rate and eliminating a capital appropriation for highway projects, and HB 619-FN-L, establishing noise barrier programs and making an appropriation therefor.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Rooms 305, LOB

10:30 a.m. HB 667-FN, relative to aquatic invasive species and authorizing a program to inspect boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species.

1:00 p.m. HB 349, relative to state buffers for projects requiring wetland permits.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 297, protecting individual customer data from disclosure by a public utility.

11:00 a.m. HB 360, relative to public utilities that fail to restore service within 3 days.

1:00 p.m. HB 345, requiring utilities to provide data to consumers explaining rates and rate increases.

2:00 p.m. HB 342, relative to property owners’ consent for smart meter gateway devices.

3:00 p.m. HB 252, relative to the divestiture of electrical generation facilities.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

TRANSPORTATION, Room 203, LOB

10:00 a.m. HB 420-FN, relative to limited driving privileges after revocation for certain financial obligations.

10:15 a.m. HB 467-FN, relative to the expiration of OHRV registrations and repealing the authority for 14-month initial OHRV registrations.

10:30 a.m. HB 621-FN, establishing fines for violations of the “wide berth” laws.

11:00 a.m. HB 559-FN, relative to vehicle registration by entities doing business in New Hampshire.

11:30 a.m. HB 567-FN, establishing breast cancer and pediatric cancer special number plates.

1:00 p.m. HB 535-FN, relative to signs advising motorists approaching highway emergencies.

1:30 p.m. Executive session on HB 241-FN, prohibiting driving while holding an animal in the driver’s seat, HB 357, relative to notice of change of name or address on a driver’s license, HB 387-FN, relative to motor vehicle inspections, HB 388-FN-A, establishing university number plates, HB 414-FN, relative to idling by commuter rail locomotives, HB 586-FN-L, relative to registration of automobile utility trailers, and continued executive sessions on HB 196, requiring the removal of identifying features from vehicles formerly used as ambulances, and HB 260, relative to the definition of antique motor vehicle or motorcycle,

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

9:00 a.m. Revenue projections.

1:00 p.m. HB 599, relative to the economic revitalization zone tax credit program.

2:00 p.m. HB 438-FN-A, exempting proprietorships from taxation under the business profits tax.

2:30 p.m. HB 437-FN, exempting proprietorships from taxation under the business enterprise tax.

Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

 

PRESS CONFERENCES IN THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING LOBBY

 

10:00 a.m.  AFL/CIO

12:00 p.m.  Sen. Gary Daniels. RE: Workers’ Compensation