Amendment 2024-0511s to SB527 (2024)

Relative to student housing.

Revision: Feb. 6, 2024, 1:50 p.m.

Election Law and Municipal Affairs

February 6, 2024





Amendment to SB 527


Amend the bill by replacing all after the enacting clause with the following:


1  New Paragraph; Planning and Zoning; Purpose; Student Housing Accommodated.  Amend RSA 672:1 by inserting after paragraph III-f the following new paragraph:

III-g.  The state receives many economic and social benefits from its post-secondary educational institutions.

2  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study options for student housing.

I.  Membership and Compensation.

(a)  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(1)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

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

(b)  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

II.  Duties.  The committee shall study student housing options.  The committee's study shall include, but shall not be limited to:

(a)  What definitions and references already exist in state statue and local zoning, planning;

(b)  The risks and benefits of creating and adopting a universal definition in NH of student housing; and,

(c)  The current and future impacts of not defining student housing on workforce and other forms of housing community by community.

III.  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 senate 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.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 1 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2025.

II.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect upon its passage.