HB 311 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 311
SPONSORS: Rep. Connors, Hills. 15; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18; Rep. Goley, Hills. 8
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill allows alcohol and drug free recovery houses to be granted an exemption by the state fire marshal for requirements of the state fire code and local amendments.
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9Jan2020... 2824h 19-0482
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:
153:10-d Exemption for Recovery Houses.
I. An owner or operator of a recovery house which is in compliance with rules adopted by the commissioner of health and human services under RSA 172-B:2, V for the voluntary registry for operators of recovery houses may apply to the state fire marshal and be granted an exemption under RSA 153:5, IV from requirements of the state fire code and local amendments, provided no exemption from such requirements shall be granted for the following:
(a) A properly maintained electrical system.
(b) A maintained heating system including a one-hour fire separation.
(c) Maintained cooking appliances.
(d) Street number of the recovery house posted and visible from the street.
(e) No smoking within 10 feet of the building unless approved by the local fire department.
(f) A written evacuation plan submitted to and approved by the local fire department.
(g) Monthly evacuation drills must be conducted with documentation available for review onsite.
(h) Basement living spaces shall have an exit directly to grade.
(i) The facility shall have a minimum of 200 gross square feet per resident.
(j) At least one escape window in each sleeping room.
(k) Installed interconnected smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, electrically powered with battery backup, on each level and in each sleeping room; or, the installation of a complete fire alarm system.
(l) Annual compliance inspection by the local fire department.
(m) If the travel distance to an exit is greater than 75 feet, there shall be 2 remote means of egress from each floor.
II. In this section, "recovery house"" means alcohol and drug free housing, or sober home, as defined in RSA 172-B:2, V and rules adopted thereunder by the commissioner of health and human services.
|Jan. 15, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 14, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 26, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Nov. 5, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Nov. 7, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 45|
|Jan. 15, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/15/2019 10:00 am LOB 303|
|Jan. 29, 2019||Division II Subcommittee Work Session: 01/29/2019 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Jan. 29, 2019||Executive Session: 01/29/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0152h for 02/14/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 11 P. 7|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0152h: AA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 16|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0152h: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 16|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Referred to Municipal and County Government 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 16|
|Feb. 26, 2019||Public Hearing: 02/26/2019 11:15 am LOB 301|
|March 5, 2019||Executive Session: 03/05/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301|
|Retained in Committee|
|June 25, 2019||==TIME CHANGE== Full Committee Work Session: 06/25/2019 02:00 pm LOB 301|
|Sept. 12, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 09/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 301|
|Oct. 3, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/03/2019 10:00 am LOB 301|
|Nov. 5, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 11/05/2019 12:45 pm LOB 301|
|Nov. 5, 2019||Public Hearing on non-germane Amendment # 2019-2824h: 11/05/2019 02:00 pm LOB 301|
|Nov. 7, 2019||Executive Session: 11/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 301|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2824h (NT) (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 50 P. 27|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Jan. 9, 2020||Amendment # 2019-2824h (NT): AA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 22|
|Jan. 9, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2824h (NT): MA DV 269-92 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 22|
|March 11, 2020||Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7|