Bill Details - HB389 (2019)

HB 389-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Mar2019... 0902h

2019 SESSION

19-0372

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 389-FN

 

AN ACT requiring the secretary of state to prepare materials for businesses relative to service dogs.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cahill, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the secretary of state to prepare materials for businesses relative to service dogs.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0902h 19-0372

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT requiring the secretary of state to prepare materials for businesses relative to service dogs.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Secretary of State; Materials for Businesses Relative to Service Dogs.  Amend RSA 5 by inserting after section 15-a the following new section:

5:15-b  Materials for Businesses Relative to Service Animals.  The secretary of state shall coordinate with the governor's commission on disability to develop, prepare, and make available to businesses upon request:

I.  A decal suitable for posting in a front window or door stating that service animals are welcome and that misrepresentation of an animal as a service animal is a violation of RSA 167-D:8.

II.  Materials including permissible questions a business owner may ask in order to determine whether an animal is a service animal, guidelines for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for the business owner, and information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Such materials shall also contain language stating that persons who have non-apparent disabilities such as asthma or allergies to animals may also be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Such materials shall also contain information about the penalties for misrepresentation of a dog as a service dog under RSA 167-D.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0372

12/27/18

 

HB 389-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT requiring the department of business and economic affairs to prepare materials for businesses relative to service dogs.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2023.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Business and Economic Affairs

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 12
March 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0902h (NT) for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 16 P. 4
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0902h (NT) (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0902h (NT): AA VV 03/19/2019
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0902h (NT): MA VV 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 6, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB389 Revision: 4582 Date: Jan. 7, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
HB389 Revision: 5579 Date: March 19, 2019, 11:59 a.m.