HB342 (2018) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the transition of certain regulatory authority to the department of environmental services from the Environmental Protection Agency.


HB 342 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0721

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 342

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the transition of certain regulatory authority to the department of environmental services from the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. J. Graham, Hills. 7; Rep. Danielson, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes establishing a commission to study the transition of certain regulatory authority to the department of environmental services from the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0721

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the transition of certain regulatory authority to the department of environmental services from the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission.  Amend RSA 486 by inserting after section 13 the following new section:

486:14  Commission to Study Transition of Certain Environmental Regulatory Authority.

I.  There is established a commission to study the transition of certain regulatory authority to the New Hampshire department of environmental services from the Environmental Protection Agency.

II.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

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

(b)  Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c)  The environmental program administration of the department of environmental services water pollution division, or designee.

(d)  Two representatives from municipalities subject to the municipal separate storm sewer system general permit, appointed by the governor.

(e)  One representative of the department of transportaion, appointed by the commissioner of that department.  

(f)  One representative of business and industry in the state, appointed by the governor.

(g)  One representative of a regional planning commission, appointed by the governor.

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 study the transfer of authority from the Environmental Protection Agency to the department of environmental services regarding the issuance of the New Hampshire municipal separate storm sewer system general permit (MS4).  The commission shall solicit input from regions with such storm sewer systems, representatives of businesses that build and service such systems, and planning commissions that address issues arising from storm water systems.

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.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  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, 2017.

2  Repeal.  RSA 486:14, the commission to study the transition of certain regulatory authority from the Environmental Protection Agency to the department of environmental services, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section  2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2017.

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

Links

HB342 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 28, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 4, 2017 Senate Hearing
Jan. 3, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB342 Revision: 2404 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 3 P. 9
Feb. 14, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/14/2017 10:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 28, 2017 Executive Session: 02/28/2017 10:30 AM LOB 303
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 14 P. 12
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 23
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 9
April 4, 2017 Hearing: 04/04/2017, Room 103, SH, 10:30 am; SC 17
May 31, 2017 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/31/2017; SC 25
May 31, 2017 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 01/03/2018;
Jan. 3, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 01/03/2018; SJ 1