Bill Text - SB51 (2013)

Relative to the definition of "professional service."


Revision: May 9, 2013, midnight

SB 51 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2013 SESSION

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03/01

SENATE BILL 51

AN ACT relative to the definition of “professional service.”

SPONSORS: Sen. Boutin, Dist 16; Sen. Rausch, Dist 19; Rep. L. Ober, Hills 37; Rep. Chandler, Carr 1; Rep. Bouchard, Merr 18

COMMITTEE: Commerce

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill modifies the definition of “professional service” as it applies to professional corporations, professional limited liability companies, and partnerships.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT relative to the definition of “professional service.”

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

1 Professional Corporations; Definitions; Professional Service. Amend RSA 294-A:1, VI to read as follows:

VI. “Professional service” means [any service which may lawfully be rendered only by certified public accountants, public accountants, architects, attorneys, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, professional engineers, land surveyors, registered professional nurses, optometrists, physicians and surgeons, physician assistants, psychologists, veterinarians, and all other professionals licensed, registered, certified, or otherwise authorized and permitted to practice independently under the provisions of RSA 309-B, 310-A, 311, 315, 316-A, 317-A, 318, 326-B, 327, 328-D, 329, 329-B, 330-A, or 332-B and which may not lawfully be rendered by a corporation organized under the law of this state applicable to business corporations] a type of highly skilled and educated, technical, and specialized personal service rendered to the public by persons who are licensed or certified, and regulated by state statute.

2 Professional Limited Liability Companies; Definitions; Professional Service. Amend RSA 304-D:1, VI to read as follows:

VI. “Professional service” means [any service which may lawfully be rendered only by certified public accountants, public accountants, architects, attorneys, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, professional engineers, land surveyors, registered professional nurses, optometrists, physicians and surgeons, psychologists, veterinarians, and all other professionals licensed, registered, certified, or otherwise authorized and permitted to practice independently under the provisions of RSA 309-B, 310-A, 311, 315, 316-A, 317-A, 318, 326-B, 327, 329, 329-B, 330-A, or 332-B] a type of highly skilled and educated, technical, and specialized personal service rendered to the public by persons who are licensed or certified, and regulated by state statute.

3 Uniform Partnership Act; Definitions; Professional Service. Amend RSA 304-A:2, IX to read as follows:

IX. “Professional service” means [any service which may lawfully be rendered only by certified public accountants, public accountants, architects, attorneys, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, professional engineers, land surveyors, registered professional nurses, optometrists, physicians and surgeons, physician assistants, psychologists, and veterinarians licensed, registered, certified, or otherwise authorized under the provisions of RSA 309-B, 310-A, 311, 315, 316-A, 317-A, 318, 326-B, 327, 328-D, 329, 329-B, 330-A, or 332-B] a type of highly skilled and educated, technical, and specialized personal service rendered to the public by persons who are licensed or certified, and regulated by state statute.

4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m.

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