Bill Details - HB634 (2019)

HB 634 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0736

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 634

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the licensure of individuals who forage for wild mushrooms for sale to others.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Bixby, Straf. 17; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. Turcotte, Merr. 22; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the licensure of individuals who forage for wild mushrooms for sale to others.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0736

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the licensure of individuals who forage for wild mushrooms for sale to others.

 

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

 

1  Statement of Intent.  The general court recognizes that some individuals who forage for wild mushrooms and sell them to restaurants, suppliers or at farmers markets may not be adequately trained in identification of mushrooms and may sell poisonous or inedible mushrooms, with a risk of serious health effects on consumers.

2  New Subdivision; Mushroom Foraging Study Commission.  Amend RSA 433 by inserting after section 36 the following new subdivision:

Mushroom Foraging Study Commission

433:37  Commission Established.

I.  There is established a commission to study developing a system for licensing individuals who forage for wild mushrooms with intent to sell them to restaurants, suppliers, or at farmers markets in New Hampshire.

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)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(e)  A active wild mushroom forager who sells commercially, appointed by governor.

(f)  A representative of the university of New Hampshire cooperative extension, appointed by the extension.

(g)  A representative of the American Culinary Foundation, appointed by that foundation.

(h)  A trained mycologist, 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:

(a)  How to develop a system of licensure for foragers of wild mushrooms.

(b)  The appropriate cost of a license.

(c)  How much the licensing program would cost.

(d)  A method of testing competence for licensing wild mushroom foragers.

V.  The members of the study 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.

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, 2019.

3  Repeal.  RSA 433:37, relative to the mushroom foraging study commission, is repealed.

4  Effective Date.  

I. Section 3 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2019.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 23
Feb. 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 306
Feb. 19, 2019 Executive Session: 02/19/2019 10:30 am LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-7; RC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/27/2019 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 13 P. 30
Feb. 28, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/28/2019
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB634 Revision: 4899 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 9:06 a.m.