HB 563 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 563
SPONSORS: Rep. Caplan, Merr. 6; Rep. Schultz, Merr. 18; Rep. Bartlett, Merr. 19; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6
COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
This bill establishes a committee to study a living wage and the utilization of public assistance among low wage workers and their families in New Hampshire.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Three members of the house of representatives, at least one of whom shall be from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) Two members of the senate, at least one of whom shall be from the minority party, 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's study shall include, but not be limited to, determining minimally sufficient salaries in the various regions of the state based on cost-of living data, studying the growth and nature of the low-wage sector as defined by the above parameters, and measuring the costs of state services used by low-wage workers, and the effects of low-wage jobs on the local economy and communities.
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.
|Jan. 28, 2021||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 11, 2021||House||Exec Session|
: Special Order to Regular Calendar of next Session day Without Objection
: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 12 P. 32
Feb. 11, 2021: Executive Session: 02/11/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98476278055
Jan. 28, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/28/2021 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/96195399441 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 2 P. 53