HB1294 (2024) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study ways to facilitate municipal compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.


HB 1294-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

22Feb2024... 0487h

2024 SESSION

24-2171

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1294-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ways to facilitate municipal compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Granger, Straf. 2; Rep. Bailey, Straf. 2; Rep. Burnham, Straf. 2; Rep. Gerhard, Merr. 25; Rep. Cushman, Hills. 28; Rep. Belcher, Carr. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study ways to facilitate municipal compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0487h 24-2171

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ways to facilitate municipal compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study ways to facilitate municipal compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, 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 shall review RSA 426 and RSA 434 and assess the following:

I.  Would having the department of environmental services assume National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting authority help municipalities better meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act?

II.  How can the state help municipalities acquire more funding to meet Clean Water Act NPDES requirements?

Would enabling legislation for regional sewage management programs help smaller municipalities meet Clean Water Act NPDES requirements?

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, 2024.

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

 

LBA

24-2171

Amended 2/23/24

 

HB 1294-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2024-0487h)

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study ways to facilitate municipal compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: [   ] State [   ] County [   ] Local [ X ] None

 

METHODOLOGY:

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill, as amended by the House, has no fiscal impact on state, county and local expenditures or revenue.

 

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 8, 2024 2024-0487h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 8, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 6, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1294 Revision: 40984 Date: April 15, 2024, 4:18 p.m.
HB1294 Revision: 40822 Date: Feb. 8, 2024, 3:40 p.m.
HB1294 Revision: 39802 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 12:43 p.m.

Docket


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


Feb. 28, 2024: Division Work Session: 03/06/2024 03:05 pm LOB 212


Feb. 28, 2024: Referral Waived by Committee Chair per House Rule 47(f) 02/27/2024


Feb. 22, 2024: Referred to Finance 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0487h: MA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0487h: AA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 9, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0487h (NT) 02/06/2024 (Vote 20-0; CC)


Jan. 30, 2024: Executive Session: 02/06/2024 10:00 am LOB 301-303


Jan. 16, 2024: Full Committee Work Session: 01/22/2024 02:30 pm LOB 301-303


Jan. 5, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/08/2024 11:00 am LOB 301-303


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1