HB1565 (2024) Detail

(New Title) relative to the definition of potentially hazardous food.


HB 1565-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

22Feb2024... 0473h

21Mar2024... 0874h

 

2024 SESSION

24-2050

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1565-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of potentially hazardous food.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Coulon, Graf. 5; Rep. Costable, Carr. 8; Rep. Granger, Straf. 2; Sen. Innis, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes "processed acidified" food from the definition of potentially hazardous food.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0473h

21Mar2024... 0874h 24-2050

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of potentially hazardous food.

 

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

 

1 Homestead Food License Required; Potentially Hazardous Food; Definition.  Amend RSA 143-A:12, I(b) to read as follows:

(b) "Potentially hazardous food" means foods requiring temperature control for safety because they are capable of supporting the rapid growth of pathogenic or toxigenic microorganisms, and the growth of toxin production of clostridium botulinum. Potentially hazardous foods also include [processed acidified and] low acid canned foods.

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

 

LBA

24-2050

Amended 3/5/24

 

HB 1565-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2024-0473h)

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of potentially hazardous food.

 

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

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

Approximate $10,000 decrease

Approximate $10,000 decrease

Approximate $10,000 decrease

Revenue Fund(s)

General Fund

Expenditures

$0

$0 - $10,000

$0 - $10,000

$0 - $10,000

Funding Source(s)

General Fund

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] See Below

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] No

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill removes processed acidified foods from the definition of "potentially hazardous food" under RSA 143-A:12.  Currently, producers of such foods are required to hold a license and the products must be made in a commercial kitchen.  Under this bill, some producers may no longer require licensure should they choose to make processed acidified foods as homestead food operations.  The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the impact on state revenues from loss of licensure and annual fees (which could be partially offset from additional homestead licensing fees should entities opt to register as such) will be approximately $10,000 per year.  The Department further notes that it may incur additional expenses for staff time, travel, and laboratory testing to investigate foodborne illnesses caused by homestead foods. While these expenses are indeterminable, the Department did provide an estimate of up to $10,000 annually.

 

The New Hampshire Municipal Association states the bill is not expected to have a fiscal impact.

 

It is assumed that the fiscal impact will begin in FY 2025.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 8, 2024 2024-0473h
March 13, 2024 2024-0874h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 6, 2024 House Floor Vote
March 5, 2024 House Hearing
March 6, 2024 House Exec Session
March 6, 2024 House Exec Session
March 6, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 18, 2024 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1565 Revision: 41349 Date: March 21, 2024, 11:04 a.m.
HB1565 Revision: 41200 Date: March 13, 2024, 4:15 p.m.
HB1565 Revision: 40985 Date: March 5, 2024, 11:53 a.m.
HB1565 Revision: 40823 Date: Feb. 8, 2024, 3:38 p.m.
HB1565 Revision: 40375 Date: Dec. 15, 2023, 12:08 p.m.

Docket


April 11, 2024: Hearing: 04/18/2024, Room 103, SH, 01:10 pm; SC 15


March 26, 2024: Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 8


March 21, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0874h: MA VV 03/21/2024 HJ 9


March 21, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0874h: AA VV 03/21/2024 HJ 9


March 15, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0874h 03/06/2024 (Vote 20-0; CC)


Feb. 28, 2024: Executive Session: 03/06/2024 01:30 pm LOB 202-204


Feb. 28, 2024: Full Committee Work Session: 03/06/2024 09:30 am LOB 202-204


Feb. 28, 2024: Executive Session: 03/06/2024 01:30 pm LOB 202-204


Feb. 28, 2024: Public Hearing: 03/05/2024 12:00 pm LOB 202-204


Feb. 22, 2024: Referred to Ways and Means 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0473h: MA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0473h: AA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 9, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0473h (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: 01/31/2024 01:00 pm LOB 301-303


Jan. 5, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/22/2024 11:00 am LOB 301-303


Dec. 15, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1