HB1120 (2020) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study the establishment of water testing requirements for residential rental property.


HB 1120 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

12Mar2020... 0971h

2020 SESSION

20-2075

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1120

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the establishment of water testing requirements for residential rental property.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. DesMarais, Carr. 6; Rep. Chase, Straf. 18; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16; Rep. Coursin, Rock. 1; Rep. Stack, Hills. 21; Rep. Eisner, Rock. 6; Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the establishment of water testing requirements for residential rental property.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2020... 0971h 20-2075

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the establishment of water testing requirements for residential rental property.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the establishment of water testing requirements for residential rental property.

2  Membership and Compensation.

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

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

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

3  Duties.

I.  The committee shall study the establishment of water testing requirements for residential rental property.  The study shall include consideration of:

(a)  The frequency and type of water testing to be required for residential rental property and the circumstances under which remediation may be required.

(b)  An appropriate legal remedy and enforcement mechanism, including enabling tenants to withhold rent in appropriate cases.

(c)  The role of the attorney general and the department of environmental services in implementing and enforcing a water testing and remediation requirement.

(d)  A program to inform tenants and landlords of their rights and responsibilities regarding water quality in residential rental property.

II.  The committee shall solicit information and testimony from any individual or entity the committee deems relevant to its study.

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 house 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 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, 2020.

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

Links

HB1120 at GenCourtMobile
HB1120 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1120 Revision: 8411 Date: March 18, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
HB1120 Revision: 6753 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 9:58 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 10
Jan. 14, 2020 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 10:00 am LOB 208
Jan. 30, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 01/30/2020 10:00 am LOB 208
Feb. 18, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0971h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 10 P. 60
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0971h (Vote 12-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 12, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0971h (NT): AA VV 03/12/2020
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0971h (NT): MA VV 03/12/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8