Bill Details - SB164 (2019)

SB 164 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/07/2019   0653s

2019 SESSION

19-1056

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 164

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study unprotected drinking water sources and estimating the costs of protecting such sources.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Martin, Hills. 23; Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study unprotected drinking water sources and estimating the costs of protecting such sources.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/2019   0653s 19-1056

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study unprotected drinking water sources and estimating the costs of protecting such sources.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study unprotected drinking water sources and estimating the costs of protecting such sources.  

2  Membership and Compensation.

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

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

(b)  Four members of the house of representatives, 2 appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and 2 appointed by the house minority leader.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

III.  The committee shall solicit advice and testimony from the following organizations, entities, and individuals and any other individual or organization with information relevant to the committee's study:

(a)  The state treasurer.

(b)  Representatives of the department of environmental services.

(c)  Representatives of a state or regional land trust.

(d)  Representatives of the New Hampshire Water Works Association.

(e)  Representatives of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions.

(f)  Members of the public who have business experience related to the creation and/or delivery of clean and safe drinking water.

(g)  Members of the public who represent citizens receiving their drinking water from private wells.

(h)  A municipal official from a municipality without a public drinking water system.

(i)  Any other stakeholders, nonprofit organizations, and other parties with an interest in the purpose of the water supply land protection grant program.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Study the extent to which water supply land is unprotected from contamination.

II.  Survey all New Hampshire municipalities to determine and catalogue all known unprotected drinking water sources as outlined in the Drinking Water Land Protection Plan for New Hampshire Progress Report dated November 7, 2017.

III.  Work with the department of environmental services to estimate to potential costs of protecting all unprotected sources identified in paragraph II.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4
Feb. 5, 2019 Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 9
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0653s, 03/07/2019; SC 12
March 7, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0653s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0653s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 11 P. 70
April 10, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/10/2019 10:30 am LOB 305
April 30, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 04/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 305
April 30, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/30/2019 11:00 am LOB 305
May 8, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/08/2019 12:15 pm LOB 305
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1743h (NT) for 05/23/2019 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 25 P. 6
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1743h (Vote 17-0; CC)

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2019 House Hearing
April 30, 2019 House Exec Session
May 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB164 Revision: 5127 Date: Jan. 22, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
SB164 Revision: 5480 Date: March 7, 2019, 3:49 p.m.