HB437 (2021) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study the shortage of animal slaughter and meat processing facilities in New Hampshire and the implementation of the meat inspection program.


HB 437 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Apr2021... 0404h

2021 SESSION

21-0684

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 437

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the shortage of animal slaughter and meat processing facilities in New Hampshire and the implementation of the meat inspection program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7; Sen. Gray, Dist 6

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the shortage of animal slaughter and meat processing facilities in New Hampshire and the implementation of the meat inspection program.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Apr2021... 0404h 21-0684

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the shortage of animal slaughter and meat processing facilities in New Hampshire and the implementation of the meat inspection program.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the shortage of animal slaughter and meat processing facilities in New Hampshire and the implementation of the meat inspection program established in RSA 427:3.

2  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)  One member 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.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study:

I.  The barriers New Hampshire farmers face in accessing slaughter facilities.

II.  Possible approaches to improving availability of slaughter facilities.

III.  The implementation of the meat inspection program established in RSA 427:3.

4  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.

5  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, 2021.

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

Links

HB437 at GenCourtMobile
HB437 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
House Hearing
Feb. 17, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote
April 12, 2021 Senate Hearing
April 22, 2021 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB437 Revision: 32261 Date: April 7, 2021, 10:11 a.m.
HB437 Revision: 31790 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

Docket


April 22, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/22/2021; SC 20


April 12, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/12/2021, 02:15 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 19


April 1, 2021: Introduced 04/01/2021 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 11


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


April 7, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0404h: MA VV 04/07/2021


April 7, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0404h: AA VV 04/07/2021


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0404h (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 18 P. 11


Feb. 17, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/17/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/97165419816 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Feb. 17, 2021: Public Hearing: 021721 09:00 am


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 2 P. 48