HB 1228 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1228
SPONSORS: Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40; Rep. Cannon, Straf. 18; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill directs the governor to proclaim April 22 as Climate Change Awareness Day.
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12Mar2020... 1034h 20-2429
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Statement of Findings and Purpose. The general court finds that:
I. Much of New Hampshire's economy depends on tourism. Climate change impacts can severely decrease tourism in the short and long term.
II. There is a need to raise awareness of the economic and wildlife impacts to the state of New Hampshire due to climate change. Moose, bear, bees, birds, cod, shrimp, lobster, maple trees and the quality of maple syrup are already being harmed by changes in water and air temperature and the longevity of parasites carrying vector-borne disease.
III. A statewide day of awareness would bring legislators, educators, scientists, agriculturalists and businesses together to address and share regional and statewide concerns about climate change and the potential economic, health and safety impacts.
4:13-bb Climate Change Awareness Day. The governor shall annually proclaim April 22 as a statewide day of climate change awareness and shall urge state and local agencies, academic institutions, communities, and individuals to mark the day with events and activities designed to promote greater awareness of the effects of climate change. The governor shall call upon the department of environmental services, the fish and game department, and the department of education to promote the statewide event as an educational opportunity to share regional and statewide concerns about the environmental, economic, health, and safety effects of climate change.
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 14|
|Feb. 18, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 11:00 am LOB 306|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1034h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 10 P. 55|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1034h (Vote 11-8; RC)|
|March 12, 2020||Lay on Table (Rep. Horn): MF RC 132-188 03/12/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Amendment # 2020-1034h (NT): AA VV 03/12/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1034h (NT): MA RC 197-114 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|