HB1703 (2020) Detail

(New Title) establishing a working group on food recovery.


HB 1703 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0674h

2020 SESSION

20-3103

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1703

 

AN ACT establishing a working group on food recovery.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7; Rep. Ticehurst, Carr. 3; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a working group on food recovery.

 

This bill is a request of the study committee on recycling and solid waste, established pursuant to 2019, 265 (HB 617).

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0674h 20-3103

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a working group on food recovery.

 

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

 

1  Purpose and Findings.  The general court finds that food waste represents a lost opportunity to feed the hungry, is an economic loss to purchasers, occupies needed space in our landfills, and generates greenhouse gases as it decomposes.  Estimates indicate that approximately 20 percent of the solid waste disposed of is food waste.  This working group is being created to review existing regulations and policies to reduce food waste by increasing food recovery, and to identify regulatory hurdles that impede the sharing of food with the hungry.  

2  New Subdivision; Food Recovery Working Group.  Amend RSA 143 by inserting after section 29 the following new subdivision:

Food Recovery Working Group

143:30  Food Recovery Working Group.

I.  The food recovery working group shall be convened by the department of health and human services and shall have, at a minimum, the following members:

(a)  One member of the house, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c)  A member representing the public interest, appointed by the governor.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(e)  The commissioner of the department environmental services, or designee.

(f)  A representative of the New Hampshire Grocers Association, appointed by that association.

(g)  A representative of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, appointed by that association.

(h)  A representative of the health department of a New Hampshire city.

(i)  A representative of the New Hampshire Food Bank, appointed by that organization.

(j)  A representative of the department of education office of nutrition programs and services school lunch program, appointed by the commissioner of the department of education.

(k)  A representative oof the Food Recovery Network, appointed by that organization.

(l)  A school nurse or school dietician.

(m)  A representative of the university of New Hampshire sustainability institute, appointed by that institute.

(n)  A representative of a New Hampshire-based food manufacturer.

(o)  A representative of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, appointed by that association.

(p)  A representative of the New Hampshire farm to school program, appointed by that program.

(q)  A representative of a company that provides food services to schools.

II.  Unless otherwise indicated, members shall be appointed by the commissioner of the department of health and human services.

III.  The food recovery working group shall:

(a)  Review state and federal laws, policies, and guidelines relative to food safety and food recovery.

(b)  Examine national and regional initiatives to increase food recovery and recommend changes to help promote food recovery in New Hampshire.

(c)  Assess New Hampshire's food industry including food manufacturers, restaurants, and retail food stores, to understand any regulatory barriers to food recovery.

(d)  Review policies in New Hampshire schools and universities and recommend changes to promote food recovery in New Hampshire.

(e)  Explore such other matters as the working group deems necessary and recommend related legislative, rule, or policy changes.  

IV.  The food recovery working group shall make a final report of its findings to the speaker of the house of representatives, president of the senate, the chairs of the house and senate standing committees with oversight of health and human services, the governor, the commissioner of the department of health and human services, and commissioner of the department of education by November 1, 2021 and shall file an initial proposal of any rule changes with the office of legislative services by November 1, 2021.

V.  The working group shall meet no later than 60 days after the effective date of this section.

3  Repeal.  RSA 143:30, relative to the food recovery working group, is repealed.

4  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 3 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2021.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1703 at GenCourtMobile
HB1703 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1703 Revision: 8331 Date: March 12, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
HB1703 Revision: 7800 Date: Jan. 6, 2020, 1:40 p.m.

Docket


June 16, 2020: No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8


June 16, 2020: Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8


March 11, 2020: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0674h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 38


March 11, 2020: Amendment # 2020-0674h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 38


March 11, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0674h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 10 P. 21


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0674h (Vote 19-1; CC)


March 3, 2020: Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 205


Feb. 5, 2020: ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 202


Jan. 29, 2020: Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 01:30 pm LOB 205


Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 32