Bill Details - HB654 (2019)

HB 654 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Mar2019... 0939h

2019 SESSION

19-0796

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 654

 

AN ACT relative to surety required on construction loans.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Butler, Carr. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill grants discretion to the housing finance authority to require bonds, bond equivalents, or any other surety to assure performance on contracts awarded.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0939h 19-0796

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to surety required on construction loans.

 

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

 

1  Housing Finance Authority; Bonds by Certain Mortgagors.  Amend RSA 204-C:10 to read as follows:

204-C:10  Bonds by Certain Mortgagors.  On all construction loans for the construction or rehabilitation of 11 or more dwelling units, as defined by the authority pursuant to adopted rules, the authority shall require bonds to be furnished by the mortgagor, [or] an equivalent escrow or letter of credit arrangement supervised by the authority, or any other surety sufficient, to assure performance by the contractor party to the contracts awarded to carry on such work, and to assure payment out of the construction loan funds for all labor and materials for which claimants would be able to claim a mechanic's lien pursuant to RSA 447.

2  Area of Operation; Sole Statewide Public Housing Agency.  Amend RSA 204-C:11 to read as follows:

204-C:11  Area of Operation; Sole Statewide Public Housing Agency.  The area of operation of the authority shall be the entire state.  The authority is a public housing agency as defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937.  The authority is the only statewide public housing agency and is the sole entity authorized in New Hampshire to undertake any statewide contract administration for section 8 project housing assistance contracts issued under the United States Housing Act of 1937.  The authority may subcontract such work to any other entities it determines, in its sole judgment, to be qualified to perform the work.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 23
Feb. 12, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/12/2019 10:15 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2019 10:30 am LOB 304
Feb. 21, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/21/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
March 5, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/05/2019 02:30 pm LOB 302
March 8, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0939h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 18-2; RC) HC 16 P. 21
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0939h (Vote 18-2; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0939h: AA VV 03/19/2019
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0939h: MA VV 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB654 Revision: 4928 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
HB654 Revision: 5618 Date: March 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m.