HB1594 (2008) Detail

(2nd New Title) establishing a commission to study the current methods of funding the hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs in New Hampshire.


CHAPTER 365

HB 1594-FN – FINAL VERSION

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2008 SESSION

08-2603

08/04

HOUSE BILL 1594-FN

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the current methods of funding the hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs in New Hampshire.

SPONSORS: Rep. Snow, Rock 1; Rep. DeJoie, Merr 11; Rep. Nord, Rock 1; Rep. B. Williams, Graf 8; Rep. Hamm, Merr 4; Sen. Hassan, Dist 23

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study the current methods of funding the hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs in New Hampshire. The committee shall also study the organizational structure of the regional hazardous response teams and their relationship to the state fire marshal’s office.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

06Feb2008… 0329h

19Mar2008… 1025h

05/08/08 1643s

05/15/08 1833s

05/15/08 1924s

04Jun2008… 2033cofc

08-2603

08/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the current methods of funding the hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs in New Hampshire.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

365:1 Commission Established. There is established a commission to study the current methods of funding the hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs in New Hampshire and to study the organizational structure of the regional hazardous response teams and their relationship to the state fire marshal’s office.

365:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.

(d) The state fire marshal, or designee.

(e) Five members of the business community, appointed by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.

(f) A member of the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association, appointed by that organization.

(g) A member of the Independent Oil Marketers Association of New England, appointed by that association.

(h) A member of a regional hazardous materials response team appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs.

(i) A member representing the New Hampshire Municipal Association, appointed by that association.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

365:3 Duties. The commission shall study the sources of funding and expenditures related to programs for hazardous waste, as defined in RSA 147-B:2, VII, and hazardous materials, as defined by RSA 147-B:2, VIII, in New Hampshire. The commission’s study shall include:

I. A compilation of the various different sources of income and the dedicated funds associated with hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs.

II. A compilation of the expenditures associated with hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs.

III. An examination of the relationship between the incomes and the expenditures of the funds used in hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs.

IV. An examination of the uniformity of the relationship between fund income and expenditures and recommendations on improving the uniformity of that relationship.

V. An examination of the possibility of improving program effectiveness through consolidation of the various funding sources or programs.

VI. An examination of hazardous material reporting and related fees for future funding of hazardous materials emergency response programs.

VII. A study of the organizational structure of the regional hazardous response teams and their relationship to the state fire marshal’s office.

365:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

365:5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2008.

365:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: July 11, 2008

Effective Date: July 11, 2008

Links

HB1594 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1594 Revision: 11784 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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