HB563 (2021) Detail

Establishing a committee to study a living wage and the utilization of public assistance among low wage workers and their families in New Hampshire.


HB 563  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0782

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 563

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study a living wage and the utilization of public assistance among low wage workers and their families in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0782

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study a living wage and the utilization of public assistance among low wage workers and their families in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study a living wage and the utilization of public assistance among low wage workers and their families in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

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.

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

Links

HB563 at GenCourtMobile
HB563 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 11, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB563 Revision: 31895 Date: Jan. 12, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

Docket


: 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