With the crossover deadline approaching, things are extraordinarily busy in the NH House, as you will see in today’s schedule of events published by the Speaker’s Office.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW, Room 206, LOB
10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 211, establishing a commission to study domestic affairs, HB 236, relative to child support and allowable child care expenses, HB 249, relative to the award of alimony and the enforcement of orders under RSA 458, HB 265, relative to moneys allocated for child support,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 293, relative to the renewal or modification of an alimony order, HB 305, relative to assessment of and discharge planning for minors in the juvenile court system, HB 378, relative to shared residential responsibility and establishing a commission to study child support and related child care issues, HB 441, relative to financial affidavits submitted in hearings regarding child support, property settlement, and alimony, HB 449, relative to the duration of child support, HB 513, relative to complaint investigation procedures of the guardian ad litem board, HB 514, revising the child support guidelines, 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, and HB 637-FN, relative to acts of falsification in family law cases., and continued executive session on HB 307, relative to the membership and duties of the legislative youth advisory council.
COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB
10:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 358, relative to driver’s license information obtained by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers,HB 356, exempting persons using private virtual currencies for internet commerce from the licensing requirements for money transmitters, HB 596-FN-L, relative to health insurance plans of public employers, HB 495, relative to referral fees for settlement services, HB 531, establishing a committee to study short-term rentals by homeowners and owners of residential properties, HB 343, requiring certain charitable nonprofit corporations to provide certain information relative to board members, HB 508, relative to the dissolution of the New Hampshire medical malpractice joint underwriting association, HB 419, relative to use of insurance scores for rating policies, HB 498, relative to notification of radon and arsenic testing, HB 528, relative to motor vehicle records provided to insurance companies, HB 644-FN, relative to regulation of small loans, title loans, and payday loans, HB 683-FN, regulating cash for gold businesses, HB 666-FN, relative to licensing of money transmitters, and HB 601-FN, relative to cash dispensing machine requirements.
1:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 114, relative to grocery sales by stores licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, HB 122, relative to advertising of liquor or beverages, HB 128, authorizing individuals and certain businesses to purchase health insurance from out-of-state companies, HB 137, relative to homeowner’s insurance, HB 157, relative to enforcement of condominium liens for assessments, HB 160, relative to qualifications of condominium association board members, HB 161, relative to the termination of a management contract by a condominium association, HB 171, relative to rebating, HB 175, establishing a committee to study removing the department of justice from the financial approval process for residential condominium and housing subdivisions, HB 177-FN, relative to sales for on-premises consumption by beverage manufacturers, HB 184, relative to travel insurance, HB 195, relative to continuing care communities, HB 197-FN, relative to sales and samples provided by wine manufacturers, HB 210, relative to financial responsibility limits for motor vehicle liability insurance, HB 220-FN, requiring licensure of community association property managers, HB 223-FN, relative to external review under the managed care law, HB 256, relative to automobile insurance statements of residency, HB 264, prohibiting mortgage lenders from considering child support obligations as part of the mortgage application process, HB 284, relative to motor vehicle franchises, HB 296, relative to a named insured of a life insurance policy, HB 308, relative to the supervision of a real estate office and the duties of a facilitator under the real estate practice act,HB 318, establishing a committee to study state laws and rules affecting New Hampshire businesses,HB 327, relative to investment crowdfunding, HB 343, requiring certain charitable nonprofit corporations to provide certain information relative to board members, HB 353, relative to the governance of condominium unit owners’ associations, HB 356, exempting persons using private virtual currencies for internet commerce from the licensing requirements for money transmitters, HB 358, relative to driver’s license information obtained by pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, HB 366, relative to the alcohol percentage used to classify beverages, HB 381-FN, allowing a liquor manufacturer to be issued an on-premises license, HB 419, relative to use of insurance scores for rating policies, HB 428, relative to New Hampshire products sold by the liquor commission, HB 429, revising the commission to review and consider alcoholic beverage manufacturing processes and retail sales in manufacturing facilities, HB 478, relative to rulemaking for market conduct record retention and production, HB 479, relative to uninsured or hit-and-run motor vehicle coverage, HB 480, relative to policies for property and casualty insurance, HB 481, relative to commercial insurance, HB 482, relative to the insurance claims adjuster definition, HB 498, relative to notification of radon and arsenic testing, HB 508, relative to the dissolution of the New Hampshire medical malpractice joint underwriting association, HB 528, relative to motor vehicle records provided to insurance companies, HB 531, establishing a committee to study short-term rentals by homeowners and owners of residential properties, HB 548, establishing the federally-facilitated health exchange as the health exchange for New Hampshire, HB 554- FN, relative to sales of beer in refillable containers, HB 570-FN, establishing a condominium dispute resolution board, HB 596-FN-L, relative to health insurance plans of public employers, HB 601-FN, relative to cash dispensing machine requirements, HB 608-FN-A, relative to liquor licenses at games of chance facilities, HB 644-FN, relative to regulation of small loans, title loans, and payday loans, HB 666-FN, relative to licensing of money transmitters, HB 672-FN, establishing a state bank, HB 683-FN, regulating cash for gold businesses, and HB 495, relative to referral fees for settlement services, and a continued executive session on HB 158, requiring the managing agent to return the records of a condominium association upon the request of the association.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB
10:00 a.m. Continued public hearing on HB 490-FN, prohibiting the retail sale of reloadable aerial shell fireworks.
10:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 150, establishing a study committee on the legalization of marijuana, HB 240, prohibiting law enforcement agencies from using a drone to collect evidence, HB 255- FN, relative to petitioning for annulment of a class B misdemeanor offense, HB 263, prohibiting residency restrictions on sex offenders, HB 270, granting immunity from criminal prosecution to certain persons involved in a drug or alcohol related emergency,HB 287, allowing citizens to record by audio or video a traffic stop by law enforcement officers, HB 436, relative to the penalty for making a false statement in a criminal complaint, HB 440, establishing private prosecution of criminal proceedings, HB 490-FN, prohibiting the retail sale of reloadable aerial shell fireworks, HB 492, relative to military and historic reenactments and commemorations,HB 494, relative to industrial hemp as a controlled substance,HB 512, prohibiting confiscation of firearms, ammunition, or firearms accessories during a state of emergency, HB 560-FN, including a fetus in the definition of “another” for the purpose of certain criminal offenses, HB 582-FN, repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver, HB 590- FN, relative to the accountability of public officials, HB 592-FN, relative to vulnerable users of highways, HB 605-FN, repealing mandatory minimum sentences, HB 618-FN, relative to penalties for the possession of marijuana and relative to the cultivation of marijuana plants, HB 640-FN, relative to the crime of criminal coercion, HB 647-FN, exempting convictions for simple assault from an extended term of imprisonment and relative to annulments of certain criminal convictions, HB 685-FN, prohibiting a state agency, state employee, or political subdivision from enforcing any federal law regarding a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition.
EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB
10:00 a.m. HB 491, relative to immunity for school personnel using reasonable force to protect a minor.
10:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 242, relative to the statewide improvement and assessment program, HB 276, providing that school districts shall not be required to adopt the common core standards, HB 303, relative to statewide assessment standards and relative to parental consent for psychological services to students, HB 317, relative to contracts between schools and school districts, HB 471, relative to the powers of the state board of education and the duties of school boards, HB474, relative to grounds for denial of a chartered public school application, HB 491, relative to immunity for school personnel using reasonable force to protect a minor, HB 519, establishing a committee to study department of education policies affecting dyslexic students, HB 538-FN-L, relative to the implementation of new statewide education annual assessments, and HB 566-FN-L, relative to consolidation of school administrative units.
ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB
10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 244-L, relative to the permissible level of methyl tertiary butyl ether in drinking water, 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), HB 373, establishing the red-tailed hawk as the New Hampshire state raptor, HB 466, relative to the definition of “implement of husbandry.”, and HB 499, permitting New Hampshire farmers to sell certain farm raised animals directly to the public.
1:00 p.m. Presentation by Jay Phinizy, et-al USDA.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB
10:00 a.m. Continued executive session if needed.
FINANCE – (Division I), Room 212, LOB
Operating Budget presentations as follows:
10:00 a.m. Pease Development Authority.
10:30 a.m. Executive Branch.
11:30 a.m. Boxing and Wrestling Commission.
1:00 p.m. Department of Revenue Administration.
2:00 p.m. Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
2:30 p.m. Office of Professional Licensure and Certification.
FINANCE – (DIVISION II), Room 209, LOB
10:00 a.m. Informational meeting with the Department of Safety.
1:00 p.m. Work session on HB 563-FN, relative to funding for chartered public school pupils.
2:00 p.m. Work session on HB 577-FN-A-L, establishing a children’s savings account program.
2:30 p.m. Work session on HB 354, relative to the closing of clam, oyster, and other bivalve areas for restoration.
Operating Budget presentation:
3:00 p.m. Community College System of New Hampshire
4:00 p.m. Work session on 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 presentations as follows:
10:00 a.m. Department of Health and Human Services – Medicaid (agency 47) – Care Management Step 1 medical services and NH Health Protection Program
1:00 p.m. Department of Health and Human Services – Medicaid (agency 47) – Care Management Step 1 medical services and NH Health Protection Program
FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room 303, LOB
9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session HB 500, repealing the prohibition on the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife.
In Room 308, LOB
10:15 a.m. Executive session on HB 212, relative to revocation of hunting licenses of persons convicted of a felony while hunting, trapping, or fishing, HB 500, repealing the prohibition on the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife, and HB 505, relative to baiting for game birds and game animals by persons with a disability.
HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS, Room 205, LOB
9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 628-FN, relative to indemnification of health care facilities under certain circumstances.
9:30 a.m. Continued public hearing on 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
10:00 a.m. Continued public hearing 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.
10:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 447, relative to quorums for meetings under the right-to-know law, HB 403-FN, repealing the law relative to providing certain parameters for access to reproductive health care facilities, HB 606-FN-L, relative to costs for public records filed electronically, HB 309, permitting landlords to remove tenants’ property in certain circumstances, HB 633-FN, establishing a right-to-know grievance commission and relative to notice of meetings under the right-to-know law, HB 285, relative to discussion with legal counsel under the right-to-know law, HB 443, clarifying the equity jurisdiction of the judicial branch family division, HB 108-FN, relative to the content and sealing of minutes in nonpublic sessions under the right-to-know law, HB 613, relative to governmental records exempted under the right-to-know law, HB 595-FN, relative to banning abortion after viability, and 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.
LABOR, INDUSTRIAL AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, Room 307, LOB
10:15 a.m. Executive session on HB 324, relative to membership in a union, HB 347, relative to payment of wages of certain hourly school district employees,HB 361, relative to the definition of “employee.”, HB 365, prohibiting an employer from using credit history in employment decisions, HB 402-FN, establishing the Franklin Partin right-to-work act, HB 521, relative to the size of the pool of the workers’ compensation appeals board, HB 522, making certain changes in the law governing toxic substances in the workplace to comply with federal law, HB 523, relative to the jurisdiction of the penalty appeal board, HB 600-FN, relative to paid sick leave for employees, HB 658-FN, prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union, and HB 684-FN, establishing a state minimum hourly rate.
LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION, Room 104, LOB
8:15 a.m. Executive session on HB 299, prohibiting voting by the house of representatives for the speaker of the house on organizational convening day to be by secret ballot, HB 300, requiring state employees and state public officials to obtain prior permission to attend meetings and hearings of the general court,HB 399-FN, establishing a force of state capitol security officers with the authority to carry firearms, HB 400-FN, relative to the mileage reimbursement rate for legislators and prohibiting deductions from compensation or mileage reimbursement of representatives, HB 434, relative to review of proposed agency administrative rules by standing committees of the general court, HB 452, repealing the governor’s authority to declare a state of emergency, HB 458, revising the legislative ethics laws and the guidelines of the legislative ethics committee, HCR 1, rescinding all requests by the New Hampshire legislature for a federal constitutional convention, and HCR 7, affirming States’ powers based on the Constitution for the United States and the Constitution of New Hampshire.
MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB
10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 205-L, relative to lending practices of energy efficiency and clean energy districts.
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, 201, LOB
10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 460, establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for the funding the state’s highways and bridges.
11:00 a.m. HB 25, making appropriations for capital improvements. Department presentations and public hearing as follows: N.H. Liquor Commission
11:30 a.m. N.H. Housing Finance Authority
1:00 p.m. Committee briefing by the State Treasurer.
2:00 p.m. Judicial Branch.
3:00 p.m. Department of Transportation.
RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Room 308, LOB
9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 272, designating the Ham Branch watershed in Easton as a protected river and exempting the Ham Branch watershed from the comprehensive shore land protection act.
Room 305, LOB
10:30 a.m. Executive session on HB 272, designating the Ham Branch watershed in Easton as a protected river and exempting the Ham Branch watershed from the comprehensive shore land protection act, HB 349, relative to state buffers for projects requiring wetland permits, HB 511, relative to funding of eligible infrastructure projects, and HB 667-FN, relative to aquatic invasive species and authorizing a program to inspect boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species.
11:30 a.m. Presentation by Ted Brady-USDA
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB
10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 391-FN, applying the E911 surcharge to prepaid cellular telephones, HB 431, relative to the placement of all new elective electric transmission lines in New Hampshire, HB 541-FN, relative to cellular mobile radio communications as public utilities,HB 544, allowing the general court to deny a utility the use of the power of eminent domain, HB 574-FN, relative to regional greenhouse gas initiative distributions to residential customers, HB 614-FN, implementing goals of the state 10-year energy strategy, HB 626-FN-A, authorizing energy infrastructure development and designating energy infrastructure corridors, and HB 334, relative to the sale of personally identifiable information by Internet service providers.
TRANSPORTATION, Room 203, LOB
10:00 a.m. HB 506, clarifying the conditions under which motor vehicle information may be used.
10:20 a.m. HB 532, relative to commercial vessel insurance and eliminating the mooring appeals board.
10:40 a.m. HB 542, relative to motor vehicle emission requirements.
11:00 a.m. 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.
11:20 a.m. HB 584-FN, making various changes to laws relating to motor vehicles and vessels.
11:40 a.m. HB 688-FN-L, relative to establishing an agricultural education number plate.
1:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 506, clarifying the conditions under which motor vehicle information may be used, HB 532, relative to commercial vessel insurance and eliminating the mooring appeals board, HB 542, relative to motor vehicle emission requirements, 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, HB 584-FN, making various changes to laws relating to motor vehicles and vessels, HB 688-FN-L, relative to establishing an agricultural education number plate, HB 351, exempting historically significant vehicles from emission control requirements, HB 374, permitting certain vehicles to proceed through an intersection after stopping for a red light, HB 426, relative to the prohibition on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving, HB 469, relative to highway surveillance, and HB 485, relative to license restoration fees, and HB 504, relative to online driver education. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.
WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB
9:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 278, relative to town clerk fees for fill and dredge permit applications.
9:30 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 359, allowing municipalities in Carroll county to offer property tax exemptions to foster commercial and industrial construction.
10:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 180, relative to the definition of “price or consideration” under the real estate transfer tax, HB 278, relative to town clerk fees for fill and dredge permit applications, HB 359, allowing municipalities in Carroll county to offer property tax exemptions to foster commercial and industrial construction, HB 386-FN-A, reducing the rate of the business profits tax, HB 547, reestablishing the exemption from property taxation for telecommunications poles and conduits, HB 551-FN, relative to preventing diversion of business income to tax havens, HB 571-FN-A, relative to taxation of trusts under the interest and dividends tax, and 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, HB 585-FN-A, relative to fines for violation of alcoholic beverage laws, HB 588-FN-A-L, extending the Coos county job creation tax credit to Carroll county, HB 594-FN-A, establishing keno, HB 599, relative to the economic revitalization zone tax credit program, HB 622-FN-A, relative to taxation of the taxable estates of decedents, HB 630-FN-A, establishing the New Hampshire video lottery, HB 643-FN, relative to recovery of certain lottery winnings, HB 655-FN, establishing a credit against business profits taxes for motion picture production expenditures in New Hampshire, HB 664-FN, consolidating existing oil pollution funds, HB 673-FN-A, establishing a sales and use tax, HB 679-FN, establishing tax deferrals for expansion of natural gas distribution systems, HB 680-FN-L, relative to establishing the rate for and the collection of the education property tax and establishing a homestead exemption from the education property tax, HB 681-FN-A, increasing the marriage license fees.
Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.