HB431 (2017) Detail

Establishing a commission to study long term goals and requirements for drinking water in the seacoast area.


CHAPTER 138

HB 431 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0320h

04/20/2017   1317s

 

2017 SESSION

17-0481

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 431

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study long term goals and requirements for drinking water in the seacoast area.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Rep. Bean, Rock. 21; Rep. Malloy, Rock. 23; Rep. T. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. R. Tilton, Rock. 37; Rep. H. Marsh, Rock. 22; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. P. Gordon, Rock. 29; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Innis, Dist 24

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study long term goals and requirements for drinking water in the seacoast area.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0320h

04/20/2017   1317s 17-0481

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study long term goals and requirements for drinking water in the seacoast area.

 

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

 

138:1  New Section; Seacoast Commission on Drinking Water.  Amend RSA 485-F by inserting after section 4 the following new section:

485-F:5  Seacoast Commission on Long Term Goals and Requirements for Drinking Water.

I.  There is established a commission to plan for long term goals and requirements for drinking water on the seacoast.

II.  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)  The member of the senate representing district 21 and the member of the senate representing district 24.

(c)  A representative of Aquarion Water Company, appointed by that company, or its successor.

(d)  A representative of the drinking water source protection program in the department of environmental services, appointed by the commissioner.

(e)  A representative of the town of Rye, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(f)  A representative of the town of New Castle, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(g)  A representative of the town of North Hampton, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(h)  A representative of the city of Portsmouth, appointed by the governing body of that city.

(i)  The Rockingham county planning commissioner, or designee.

(j)  A representative of the town of Seabrook, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(k)  A representative of the town of Exeter, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(l)  A representative of the town of Greenland, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(m)  An representative of the town of Newington, appointed by the governing body of that town.

(n)  A representative of the town of Stratham, appointed by the governing body of that town.



(o)  A representative of the town of Hampton, appointed by the governing body of that town.



(p)  A representative of the city of Dover, appointed by the governing body of that city.



(q)  A representative of the town of Madbury, appointed by the governing body of that town.



(r)  A hydrogeologist from the United States Geological Survey, appointed by that organization.

(s)  A hydrogeologist from the university of New Hampshire, appointed by the dean of the college of engineering and physical sciences.

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

IV.  The commission shall:

(a)  Utilize and expand upon existing studies to plan for seasonal or drought supply issues.

(b)  Prepare and discuss mutual aid between seacoast towns for firefighting.

(c)  Prepare and discuss mutual aid agreements for emergency or replacement drinking water supply where contaminated.

(d)  Create a centralized planning group to encourage coordination and support between towns.

(e)  Evaluate threats to groundwater quality due to environmental issues.

(f)  Monitor possible new emerging contaminant threats to groundwater and drinking water quality.

V.  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.  Eleven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall make an interim report of its findings on November 1, 2017, and a final report of 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, 2018.

138:2  Repeal.  RSA 485-F:5, relative to the commission on long term goals and requirements for drinking water, is repealed.

138:3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 16, 2017

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 effective November 1, 2018

II. Remainder effective June 16, 2017

Links

HB431 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 22, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB431 Revision: 628 Date: July 20, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
HB431 Revision: 629 Date: May 18, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
HB431 Revision: 630 Date: April 21, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
HB431 Revision: 631 Date: March 10, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
HB431 Revision: 632 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Docket


June 16, 2017: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/16/2017; Chapter 138; I. Sec. 2 eff. 11/1/2018 ; II. Rem. eff. 6/16/2017


June 1, 2017: Enrolled 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 127


May 31, 2017: Enrolled (In recess 05/31/2017); SJ 19


May 18, 2017: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1317s (Rep. Christensen): MA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 7


April 20, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1317s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14


April 20, 2017: Committee Amendment # 2017-1317s, AA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14


April 20, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1317s, 04/20/2017; SC 19


April 4, 2017: Hearing: 04/04/2017, Room 103, SH, 10:00 am; SC 17


March 9, 2017: Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 9


March 8, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 0320h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 44


March 8, 2017: Amendment # 2017-0320h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 44


March 8, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0320h for 03/08/2017 (Vote 19-0; CC)


Feb. 22, 2017: ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/22/2017 11:15 AM LOB 306


Feb. 21, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 02/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 305


Feb. 15, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 02/15/2017 10:00 AM LOB 305


Feb. 8, 2017: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/08/2017 09:30 AM LOB 305


Feb. 1, 2017: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2017 01:00 PM LOB 305


Jan. 24, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 02:30 PM LOB 305


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 3 P. 13