SB 164 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 164
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
This bill establishes a committee to study unprotected drinking water 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
23May2019... 1743h 19-1056
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:
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.
I. Study the ways in which drinking water resources are contaminated from any source.
II. Work with the department of environmental services to determine and catalog all known unprotected high priority drinking water resources as outlined in the Drinking Water Land Protection Plan for New Hampshire Progress Report dated November 7, 2017.
III. Identify potential funding mechanisms, including sources of dedicated funding, for the future protection of high priority drinking water resources.
238:4 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 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.
238:5 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.
Approved: July 12, 2019
Effective Date: July 12, 2019
|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|
|May 23, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
July 12, 2019: Signed by the Governor on 07/12/2019; Chapter 238; Effective 07/12/2019
June 27, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019: Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 53
June 13, 2019: Sen. Fuller Clark Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/13/2019; SJ 20
May 23, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1743h (NT): MA VV 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 18
May 23, 2019: Amendment # 2019-1743h (NT): AA VV 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 18
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1743h (Vote 17-0; CC)
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
May 8, 2019: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/08/2019 12:15 pm LOB 305
April 30, 2019: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/30/2019 11:00 am LOB 305
April 30, 2019: Full Committee Work Session: 04/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 305
April 10, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/10/2019 10:30 am LOB 305
March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 11 P. 70
March 7, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0653s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-0653s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 7, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0653s, 03/07/2019; SC 12
Feb. 5, 2019: Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 9
Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4