HB1114 (2024) Detail

(New Title) extending the commission to investigate and analyze the environmental and public health impacts relating to releases of perfluorinated chemicals in the air, soil, and groundwater in Merrimack, Bedford, Londonderry, Hudson and Litchfield.


HB 1114 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

22Feb2024... 0267h

2024 SESSION

24-2085

10/02

 

HOUSE BILL 1114

 

AN ACT extending the commission to investigate and analyze the environmental and public health impacts relating to releases of perfluorinated chemicals in the air, soil, and groundwater in Merrimack, Bedford, Londonderry, Hudson and Litchfield.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. N. Murphy, Hills. 12; Rep. Rung, Hills. 12; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 12; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 7; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 37; Rep. Rombeau, Hills. 2; Rep. W. MacDonald, Rock. 16; Rep. Lascelles, Hills. 14; Rep. Dunn, Rock. 16; Rep. K. Perez, Rock. 16; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill extends for 5 years the commission to investigate and analyze the environmental and public health impacts relating to releases of perfluorinated chemicals in the air, soil, and groundwater in Merrimack, Bedford, Londonderry, Hudson, and Litchfield.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Feb2024... 0267h 24-2085

10/02

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT extending the commission to investigate and analyze the environmental and public health impacts relating to releases of perfluorinated chemicals in the air, soil, and groundwater in Merrimack, Bedford, Londonderry, Hudson and Litchfield.

 

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

 

1  Commission on the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Perfluorinated Chemicals; Hudson Included.  Amend RSA 126-A:79-a, I through II(a)(9) to read as follows:

I. There is established a commission to study environmental and public health impacts resulting from per fluorinated chemicals (PFAS) releases to the air, soil, and water in Merrimack, Litchfield, Londonderry, Hudson, and Bedford.

II.(a)  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(1) Five members of the house of representatives, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and 2 of whom shall be appointed by the house minority leader.

(2) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(3) The program manager from the department of health and human services environmental public health tracking program, or designee.

(4) The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.

(5) The director of the university of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice, or designee.

(6) A representative from the New Hampshire Medical Society, appointed by the society.

(7) Two citizens with backgrounds in environmental science and/or public health, recommended by the senators appointed to the commission and appointed by the president of the senate.

(8) A representative from each of the affected towns of Merrimack, Bedford, Londonderry, Hudson, and Litchfield, appointed by the governing body of such town.

(9) [Four] Five residents, one from each of the affected towns of Merrimack, Bedford, Londonderry, Hudson, and Litchfield, who are members of drinking water related environmental advocacy citizen organizations which are not affiliated with any government or state agency, recommended by the senators appointed to the commission and appointed by the president of the senate.

2  Commission on the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Perfluorinated Chemicals; Reporting Date Extended. Amend RSA 126-A:79-a, V to read as follows:

V.  The commission shall submit an interim report of its findings on November 1, each year between 2020 and [2024] 2028, and a final report of 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, [2024] 2029.

3  Prospective Repeal Extended; Commission on the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Perfluorinated Chemicals.  Amend RSA 2019, 335:3, I to read as follows:

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, [2024] 2029.

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

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 13, 2024 2024-0267h

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 7, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 30, 2024 Senate Hearing
May 16, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 15, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2024 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1114 Revision: 42246 Date: May 22, 2024, 3:08 p.m.
HB1114 Revision: 40994 Date: Feb. 22, 2024, 10:31 a.m.
HB1114 Revision: 40845 Date: Feb. 13, 2024, 9:28 a.m.
HB1114 Revision: 39614 Date: Nov. 28, 2023, 11:36 a.m.

Docket


May 22, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/22/2024; SJ 14


May 15, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/22/2024, Vote 4-0; SC 20


May 15, 2024: Special Order to Next Week, Without Objection, MA; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 1, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/16/2024, Vote 4-0; SC 19


April 24, 2024: Hearing: 04/30/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 17


March 6, 2024: Introduced 02/21/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0267h: MA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0267h: AA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 13, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0267h (NT) 02/07/2024 (Vote 19-0; CC)


Feb. 13, 2024: Executive Session: 02/07/2024 11:00 am LOB 305


Jan. 31, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/07/2024 11:00 am LOB 305


Nov. 28, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development