HB 437 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 437
SPONSORS: Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7; Sen. Gray, Dist 6
COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
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.
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.
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.
|Feb. 17, 2021||House||Hearing|
|April 12, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|April 22, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
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