HB1142 (2024) Detail

(New Title) relative to eligibility for permits for the septic system designer program.


HB 1142 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Mar2024... 0653h

2024 SESSION

24-2811

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1142

 

AN ACT relative to eligibility for permits for the septic system designer program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McConkey, Carr. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires individuals who do not pass the sewage or waste disposal system installer permit examination to demonstrate additional training in the trade of septic system installation to be eligible to take the examination again.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2024... 0653h 24-2811

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to eligibility for permits for the septic system designer program.

 

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

 

1  Sewage Disposal Systems; Permit Eligibility; Exemption.  Amend RSA 485-A:35, I(a) to read as follows:

(a) All applications, plans, and specifications submitted in accordance with this chapter for subsurface sewage or waste disposal systems shall be prepared and signed by the individual who is directly responsible for them and who has a permit issued by the department to perform the work. The department shall issue a permit to any individual who applies to the department, pays a fee of $80, and demonstrates a sound working knowledge of the procedures and practices required in the site evaluation, design, and operation of subsurface sewage or waste disposal systems. The department shall require an oral or written examination or both to determine who may qualify for a permit. Individuals who do not pass the examination shall be required to demonstrate additional training in the trade of septic system design to be eligible to take the examination again.  Permits shall be issued from January 1 and shall expire December 31 of every other year, subject to the grace periods specified in subparagraphs (c) and (d). Permits shall be renewable upon proper application, payment of a biennial permit fee of $80, and documentation of compliance with the continuing education requirement of subparagraph (b). A permit issued to any individual may be suspended, revoked or not renewed only for just cause and after the permit holder has had a full opportunity to be heard by the department. An appeal from a decision to revoke, suspend, or not renew a permit may be taken pursuant to RSA 541. All fees shall be deposited in the subsurface systems fund established in RSA 485-A:30, I-b.

2  New Paragraph; Rulemaking; Permitted Septic System Designer Program.  Amend RSA 485-A:35 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III.  The commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to the administration of the permitted septic system designer program.

3  System Installer Permit.  Amend RSA 485-A:36, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  No individual shall engage in the business of installing subsurface sewage or waste disposal systems under this subdivision without first obtaining an installer's permit from the department.  The permit holder shall be responsible for installing the subsurface sewage or waste disposal system in strict accordance with the approved plan.  The department shall issue an installer's permit to any individual who submits an application provided by the department, pays a fee of $80 and demonstrates a sound working knowledge of RSA 485-A:29-35 and the ability to read approved waste disposal plans.  The department shall require an oral or written examination or both to determine who may qualify for an installer's permit.  Individuals who do not pass the examination shall be required to demonstrate additional training in the trade of septic system installation to be eligible to take the examination again.  Permits shall be issued from January 1 and shall expire December 31 of every other year.  Permits shall be renewable upon proper application, payment of a biennial permit fee of $80, and documentation of compliance with the continuing education requirement of subparagraph (b).  The installer's permit may be suspended, revoked or not renewed for just cause, including, but not limited to, the installation of waste disposal systems in violation of this subdivision or the refusal by a permit holder to correct defective work.  The department shall not suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a permit except for just cause until the permit holder has had an opportunity to be heard by the department.  An appeal from such decision to revoke, suspend or not renew a permit may be taken pursuant to RSA 21-O:14.  All fees shall be deposited in the subsurface systems fund established in RSA 485-A:30, I-b.

4  New Paragraph; Rulemaking; Permitted Septic System Installer Program.  Amend RSA 485-A:36 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III.  The commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to the administration of the permitted septic system installer program.

5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 20, 2024 2024-0653h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 25, 2024 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2024 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1142 Revision: 41157 Date: March 7, 2024, 4:50 p.m.
HB1142 Revision: 40925 Date: Feb. 20, 2024, 9:49 a.m.
HB1142 Revision: 39667 Date: Nov. 28, 2023, 11:47 a.m.

Docket


May 15, 2024: Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 15, 2024: Special Order to Beginning of Calendar, Without Objection, MA; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 1, 2024: Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 05/16/2024, Vote 4-0; SC 19


April 17, 2024: Hearing: 04/25/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:30 am; SC 16


March 13, 2024: Introduced 03/07/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7


March 7, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0653h: MA VV 03/07/2024 HJ 7


March 7, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0653h: AA VV 03/07/2024 HJ 7


Feb. 20, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study


Feb. 20, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0653h (NT) 02/14/2024 (Vote 18-2; RC) HC 9 P. 29


Feb. 7, 2024: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/14/2024 09:30 am LOB 305


Jan. 31, 2024: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/07/2024 10:00 am LOB 305


Jan. 17, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/24/2024 03:00 pm LOB 305


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