HB 568 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 568
SPONSORS: Rep. Mann, Ches. 2; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27
COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy
This bill requires the energy strategy of the state to include consideration of the effects of climate change.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
20Mar2019... 0484h 19-0540
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(c) Minimize negative impacts to the economy, the environment, [and] the natural beauty of our state, and the climate.
(e) The role of energy efficiency, demand response, and other demand-side resources in meeting the state's energy needs, while minimizing the production of greenhouse gases.
IV. The strategy shall include throughout a full assessment of the impact of energy use on the threat of climate change, as well as measures and policies to mitigate that threat. In this section, "energy use" shall include any use of energy including heating and cooling of buildings and transportation.
HB 568- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0484h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
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This bill amends the state energy strategy in RSA 4-E to include a reference to minimizing the production of greenhouse gases and adds the requirement for a full assessment of the impact of energy use, including heating and cooling of buildings and transportation, on the threat of climate change and measures and policies to mitigate such threat.
The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) indicates this change to the existing obligations of the Office during their revisions of the energy strategy requires OSI to: include the effects of climate change upon the state; discuss reducing greenhouse gases when considering the energy portfolio; assess the impact of energy use and now include building heating and cooling and how it relates to climate change; and discuss climate change mitigation measures and policies. OSI states it must evaluate options for how to best complete the next iteration of the state energy strategy. This may require OSI to seek outside technical assistance which could require contracting for such services. This cost is indeterminable.
Office of Strategic Initiatives
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 20|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 304|
|Feb. 13, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 304|
|March 6, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:30 am LOB 304|
|March 19, 2019||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0484h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 16 P. 34|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0484h (Vote 12-7; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 20, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0484h: AA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 33|
|March 20, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0484h: MA DV 217-129 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 33|
|March 28, 2019||Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 12|
|April 9, 2019||Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:45 am; SC 17|
|May 15, 2019||Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/15/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 22|
|May 15, 2019||Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 9, 2019||Senate||Hearing|