SB 169 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
SENATE BILL 169
SPONSORS: Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15
This bill requires costs that are recovered from damages awarded in cases of hazardous waste clean up after expenditures from the drinking water and groundwater trust fund be deposited in such fund.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
8May2019... 1614h 19-0180
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:
(a) The attorney general may institute an action before the superior court for the county in which the facility is located against any person liable pursuant to paragraph I of this section to recover all costs incurred by the state. Costs recovered under this section shall be deposited into the fund net of any legal expenses incurred by the department of justice to recover such costs, and net of any expenses incurred by the drinking water and groundwater trust fund established in RSA 6-D:1, which shall be reimbursed to the drinking water and groundwater trust fund.
485-F:6 Deposits to Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund. Any money received by the state related to the contamination of drinking water or groundwater, other than fees, fines, penalties, oil or hazardous waste cost recovery, or any other money already allocated to a specified fund, shall be deposited into the drinking water and groundwater trust fund net of any reimbursement to the appropriate state agency for the costs it incurred to obtain such recovery. This paragraph shall not be construed to limit any damages otherwise awarded in a related private cause of action.
III. Costs paid from the drinking water and groundwater trust fund for the action described in paragraph I(a) and recovered by the state under RSA 147-B:10, shall be deposited to the drinking water and groundwater trust fund pursuant to RSA 147-B:10, III(b). In addition, upon payment from the trust fund for any costs for which a third party would otherwise be liable, the right to recover payment from such third party shall be assumed by the drinking water and groundwater advisory commission to the extent of payment made from the trust fund. Any money so recovered shall be repaid to the trust fund net of any reimbursement to the appropriate state agency for the costs it incurred to obtain such a recovery. No party shall receive multiple compensation for the same injury, and any such compensation shall be repaid to the trust fund.
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Finance; SJ 4|
|Feb. 12, 2019||Hearing: 02/12/2019, Room 103, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 10|
|March 14, 2019||Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/14/2019; SC 13|
|March 14, 2019||Rereferred to Committee, MF, VV; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 14, 2019||Sen. Morse Moved Ought to Pass; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 14, 2019||Sen. Morse Floor Amendment # 2019-1011s, AA, VV; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 14, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1011s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/14/2019; SJ 8|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Finance HJ 11 P. 70|
|April 23, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 210-211|
|April 30, 2019||Division I Work Session: 04/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 212|
|May 1, 2019||Executive Session: 05/01/2019 01:00 pm LOB 210-211|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1614h (Vote 22-0; CC)|
|May 8, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1614h for 05/08/2019 (Vote 22-0; CC) HC 23 P. 5|
|May 8, 2019||Amendment # 2019-1614h: AA VV 05/08/2019|
|May 8, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1614h: MA VV 05/08/2019|
|Feb. 12, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|April 23, 2019||House||Hearing|
|May 1, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 8, 2019||House||Floor Vote|