HB128 (2021) Detail

Adding notification requirements to the weather modification statute.


HB 128 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0051

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 128

 

AN ACT adding notification requirements to the weather modification statute. 

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Allard, Merr. 21; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires notice before a state agency attempts to modify the weather.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0051

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT adding notification requirements to the weather modification statute. 

 

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

 

1  Weather Modification; Notification Required.  Amend RSA 12-F:1 to read as follows:

12-F:1 Weather Modification Experimentation.

I.  Any department or agency of the state may, with the approval of the governor and council and within the limits of appropriated funds or by means of gifts, donations or grants, engage in and undertake experimentation in the techniques and methods for weather modification, and may cooperate therein with the federal government, with authorized agencies of other states, and with interested persons and organizations.

II.  At least 2 months prior to the presentation to the governor and executive council for approval of engagement in or experimentation in techniques and methods for weather modification, the department or agency of the state participating in such engagement or experimentation shall do the following:

(a)  Place a public notice in at least 4 newspapers within the state and on the departmental Internet website informing the public of the date and type of the proposed weather modification program or experimentation events within the state.

(b)  Disclose to the public the chemical compounds and technologies to be used in the proposed weather modification program or experimentation events in the state including the effects of the program or experimentation on human health, what wildlife and wildlife habitats may be affected, and the source of funding to perform such program or experimentation.

(c)  Solicit public input regarding the proposed weather modification program or experimentation.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB128 at GenCourtMobile
HB128 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 22, 2021 House Hearing
March 4, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 14, 2021 Senate Hearing
April 22, 2021 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB128 Revision: 32490 Date: May 19, 2021, 2:09 p.m.
HB128 Revision: 32378 Date: April 22, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
HB128 Revision: 31404 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

Docket


May 17, 2021: Signed by Governor Sununu 05/17/2021; Chapter 34; Eff: 07/16/2021


April 9, 2021: Enrolled (in recess of) 04/09/2021 HJ 7 P. 102


May 6, 2021: Enrolled RC 23Y-0N, MA, (In recess of 05/06/2021); SJ 15


May 6, 2021: Enrolled RC 23Y-0N, MA, (In recess of 05/06/2021); SJ 15


April 9, 2021: Enrolled (in recess of) 04/09/2021


April 22, 2021: Ought to Pass: RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/22/2021; SJ 12


April 22, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/22/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 20


April 14, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/14/2021, 09:45 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 19


April 1, 2021: Introduced 04/01/2021 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 11


April 7, 2021: Reconsider (Rep. Osborne): MF VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 50


April 7, 2021: Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 21


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 18 P. 11


March 4, 2021: Executive Session: 03/04/2021 10:30 am Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/92570492865


Feb. 22, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/22/2021 10:00 am Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97378434787 Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 36