HB1425 (2020) Detail

(New Title) directing the department of environmental services to publish an advisory to public schools on the risks associated the use of food containers containing polyfluoralkyl substances and polystyrene and establishing a committee to study how to remove food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances and polystyrene from schools


HB 1425-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0755h

2020 SESSION

20-2299

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1425-FN

 

AN ACT directing the department of environmental services to publish an advisory to public schools on the risks associated the use of food containers containing polyfluoralkyl substances and polystyrene and establishing a committee to study how to remove food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances and polystyrene from schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. DesMarais, Carr. 6; Rep. Stack, Hills. 21; Rep. Eisner, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill directs the department of education to publish an advisory to public schools on the risks associated the use of food containers containing polyfluoralkyl substances and polystyrene and establishes a committee to study how to remove food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances and polystyrene from schools.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0755h 20-2299

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT directing the department of environmental services to publish an advisory to public schools on the risks associated the use of food containers containing polyfluoralkyl substances and polystyrene and establishing a committee to study how to remove food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances and polystyrene from schools.

 

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

 

1 Department of Education; Department of Environmental Services.  The department of education, in consultation with the department of environmental services, shall publish an advisory to all public schools explaining the environmental and health risks associated with food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and polystyrene.

2  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study how to remove food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and polystyrene from schools.

3  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.

4  Duties.  The committee shall examine options for the removal of PFAS and polystyrene food containers for public schools including alternatives to food containers using PFAS and polystyrene.  The committee shall also develop legislation to be filed with its report.

5  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.

6  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.

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

 

LBAO

20-2299

Amended 4/2/20

 

HB 1425-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0755h)

 

AN ACT directing the department of environmental services to publish an advisory to public schools on the risks associated the use of food containers containing polyfluoralkyl substances and polystyrene and establishing a committee to study how to remove food containers containing polyfluoroalkyl substances and polystyrene from schools.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

METHODOLOGY:

The Departments of Education and Environmental Services indicate this bill, as amended by the House, will have no fiscal impact.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Education and Environmental Services

 

Links

HB1425 at GenCourtMobile
HB1425 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1425 Revision: 8292 Date: April 3, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
HB1425 Revision: 7056 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 8:59 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 1 P. 21
Feb. 4, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/04/2020 01:00 pm LOB 305
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 305
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0755h (Vote 18-2; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0755h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 10 P. 27
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0755h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0755h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020
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