SB86 (2021) Detail

Adopting omnibus legislation relative to planning and zoning.


CHAPTER 224

SB 86-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

03/04/2021   0420s

4Jun2021... 0964h

2021 SESSION

21-0856

11/10

 

SENATE BILL 86-FN

 

AN ACT adopting omnibus legislation relative to planning and zoning.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill adopts legislation relative to:

 

I.  Third party inspections conducted pursuant to a planning board approval.

 

II.  Prohibiting the installation of certain commercially available heating systems and engaging the services of certain energy providers.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/04/2021   0420s

4Jun2021... 0964h 21-0856

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT adopting omnibus legislation relative to planning and zoning.

 

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

 

224:1  Sponsorship.  This act consists of the following proposed legislation:

Part I.  LSR 21-0856, relative to third party inspections conducted pursuant to a planning board approval, sponsored by Sen. Kahn, Prime/Dist. 10; Sen. Watters, Dist. 4; Rep. McConkey, Carr. 3.

Part II.  LSR 21-0829, relative to prohibiting the installation of certain commercially available heating systems and engaging the services of certain energy providers, sponsored by Sen. Morse, Prime/Dist. 22.

224:2  Legislation Enacted.  The general court hereby enacts the following legislation:

PART I

Relative to Third Party Inspections Conducted Pursuant to a Planning Board Approval.

1  Administrative and Enforcement Procedures; Planning Board; Third Party Review and Inspection.  Amend RSA 676:4-b, II to read as follows:

II.  A planning board approval of a subdivision plat, site plan, or other land use application may require the applicant to reimburse the board for expenses reasonably incurred by obtaining third-party inspection during the construction process.  A planning board that requires third-party inspection during the construction process shall, as part of the inspection process, develop a scope for the project inspection in consultation with the applicant.  Alternatively, a planning board approval of a subdivision plat, site plan, or other land use application may ask the applicant to provide a signed certification from the site plan designer in lieu of the third-party inspection, stating the project was built in accordance with the plans approved by the planning board.  Should the planning board select this option, the site plan designer shall be a New Hampshire licensed professional engineer and the planning board may require that the certification be based on inspections at specified stages during the construction process.

2  Effective Date.  Part I of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

PART II

Prohibiting the Installation of Certain Commercially Available Heating Systems and

Engaging the Services of Certain Energy Providers.

1  New Paragraph; State Building Code.  Amend RSA 155-A:2 by inserting after paragraph V-a the following new paragraph:

V-b.  Notwithstanding paragraph V, no county, city, town, village district, local land use board, or other subdivision of this state shall adopt any ordinance, regulation, code, or administrative practice that prohibits or restricts a person or entity from installing a safe and commercially available heating or other energy system of their choice or to engage the services of an energy provider of their choice to install, connect, or resupply such energy system.  In this paragraph, “energy provider” means a qualified and licensed distributor of oil, propane, natural gas, or other company or entity that supplies energy or related services to the public.

2  New Paragraph; Local Land Use Planning; Power to Amend State Building Code.  Amend RSA 674:51 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI.  Notwithstanding paragraph I, no county, city, town, village district, local land use board, or other subdivision of this state shall adopt any ordinance, regulation, code, or administrative practice that prohibits or restricts a person or entity from installing a safe and commercially available heating or other energy system of their choice or to engage the services of an energy provider of their choice to install, connect, or resupply such energy system.  In this paragraph, “energy provider” means a qualified and licensed distributor of oil, propane, natural gas, or other company or entity that supplies energy or related services to the public.

3  Effective Date.  Part II of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: August 24, 2021

Effective Date:

Part I effective October 23, 2021

Part II effective October 23, 2021

 

 

Links

SB86 at GenCourtMobile
SB86 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 8, 2021 Senate Hearing
March 4, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
May 10, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB86 Revision: 32931 Date: Sept. 29, 2021, 2:47 p.m.
SB86 Revision: 32699 Date: June 10, 2021, 2:20 p.m.
SB86 Revision: 32629 Date: June 7, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
SB86 Revision: 32166 Date: March 8, 2021, 11:12 a.m.
SB86 Revision: 32034 Date: Jan. 26, 2021, 12:41 p.m.

Docket


: Part II Effective 10/23/2021


: Part I Effective 10/23/2021


Aug. 24, 2021: Signed by the Governor on 08/24/2021; Chapter 0224


: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/24/2021


June 24, 2021: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/24/2021); SJ 20


June 10, 2021: Sen. Gray Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/10/2021; SJ 19


June 4, 2021: Reconsider (Rep. Piemonte): MF RC 169-200 06/04/2021 HJ 9 P. 23


: Reconsider (Rep. Piemonte) MF RC 169-200 06/04/2021


June 4, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0964h: MA RC 208-167 06/04/2021 HJ 9 P. 15


: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0964h MA RC 208-167 06/04/2021


June 4, 2021: Amendment # 2021-1404h: AF RC 168-207 06/04/2021 HJ 9 P. 13


June 4, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0964h: AA RC 204-168 06/04/2021 HJ 9 P. 10


: Amendment 2021-1404h AF RC 168-207 06/04/2021


: Amendment 2021-0964h AA RC 204-168 06/04/2021


: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-1404h


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0964h (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 26 P. 28


May 10, 2021: Public Hearing: 05/10/2021 09:45 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93597701647 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Feb. 25, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 02/25/2021 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 4 P. 48


: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0420s, Parts I and III, RC 23Y-1N; MA; OT3rdg; 03/04/2021; SJ 6


: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0420s, Part II, RC 14Y-10N; MA; OT3rdg; 03/04/2021; SJ 6


March 4, 2021: The Chair ruled the Question Divisible; 03/04/2021; SJ 6


: Sen. Bradley Moved to divide the Question on Ought to Pass as Amended 2021-0420s, Part II; and then Parts I and III; 03/04/2021; SJ 6


March 4, 2021: Committee Amendment # 2021-0420s, RC 24Y-0N, AA; 03/04/2021; SJ 6


March 4, 2021: Sen. Ricciardi Moved to Remove SB86-FN from the Consent Calendar; 03/04/2021; SJ 6


March 4, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0420s, 03/04/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 12


Feb. 8, 2021: Remote Hearing: 02/08/2021, 09:00 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 10


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 3