March 8, 2017 – Legislative Status Report

 

Bill Title Sponsor Status
HB 1

 

Making Appropriations For The Expenses Of Certain Departments Of The State For Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Neal Kurk Public Hearing: 03/06/2017 04:30 PM Derry Town Hall – Derry NH

Public Hearing: 03/06/2017 05:30 PM Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University – Plymouth NH

Public Hearing: 03/13/2017 03:00 PM Representatives Hall

HB 2

 

Relative to State Fees, Funds, Revenues, and Expenditures. Neal Kurk Public Hearing: 03/06/2017 04:30 PM Derry Town Hall – Derry NH

Public Hearing: 03/06/2017 05:30 PM Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University – Plymouth NH

Public Hearing: 03/13/2017 03:00 PM Representatives Hall

HB 115

 

Establishing A State Minimum Wage and Providing For Adjustments to The Minimum Wage. Douglas Ley Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 12-9; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass
HB 130

 

Prohibiting An Employer From Using Credit History In Employment Decisions. Robert Renny Cushing Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 12-9; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass
HB 208

 

Establishing A Commission to Study Current Mental Health Procedures For Involuntary Commitment. Kendall Snow Passed House with Amendment: MA VV 02/16/2017
HB 235

 

Allowing The Use Of An Assisted Living Facility Photo Identification Card For Voter Identification Purposes. Suzanne Gottling Killed in House: MA RC 195-178 02/16/2017
HB 250

 

Establishing A Commission to Assess The Benefits and Costs Of A “health Care For All” Program For New Hampshire. Richard McNamara Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0265h (NT)  (Vote 21-0; CC)
HB 264

 

(new Title) Establishing A Commission to Study Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe or Make Available Via Protocol Oral Contraceptives and Certain Related Medications. Keith Murphy Passed House with Amendment: MA DV 200-131 02/15/2017
HB 286

 

Requiring Reporting On Suicide Deaths Of Individuals Receiving Services Through The Department Of Health and Human Services or Its Subcontractors. James MacKay Retained in Committee
HB 321

 

Establishing A Commission to Study A Public Option For Health Insurance. Jerry Knirk Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 21-0; CC)
HB 322

 

Adding Rulemaking Authority to Require Completion Of A Certain Survey As Part Of The License Renewal Process For Health Care Providers. John Fothergill Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 15-5; RC)
HB 329

 

Establishing A Committee to Study Balance Billing. David Luneau Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 20-0; CC)
HB 400

 

Establishing A Task Force to Determine The Level Of Service to Be Provided to Clients Of Community Mental Health Centers. David Danielson Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0445h (NT)  (Vote 19-0; CC)
HB 415

 

Reducing Business Taxes, Repealing Certain Taxes, Establishing An Income Tax, and Requiring Payment By The State Of A Portion Of Retirement System Contributions Of Political Subdivision Employers. Paul Henle Killed in House: MA VV 02/15/2017
HB 422

 

Repealing The Child Protection Act. Michael Brewster Killed in House: MA VV 02/15/2017
HB 442

 

Relative to Criminal Records Checks In The Employee Application Process. Michael Cahill Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 12-9; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0108h
HB 468

 

Relative to Licensure Of Mental Health Practitioners From Other States. Jacalyn Cilley Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 19-1; CC)
HB 478

 

Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Gender Identity. Edward Butler Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 15-2; RC)
HB 520

 

Relative to Right to Work. Richard Hinch Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 14-7; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass
HB 522

 

Establishing A Committee to Review Occupational Licensing to Determine Which Licenses Could Be Made Optional For Practitioners. Keith Ammon Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 16-4; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass
HB 536

 

Directing The Wellness and Primary Prevention Council to Establish A System Of Family Resource Centers Of Quality. Skip Berrien Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 10-9; RC); minority recommends Inexpedient to Legislate
HB 538

 

Requiring Temporary Licensure Of A Person Holding An Occupational or Professional License Granted In Another State or Country. Neal Kurk Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0648h (NT)  (Vote 20-0; CC)
HB 572

 

Extending The Suspension Of Prior Authorization Requirements For A Community Mental Health Program On Drugs Used to Treat Mental Illness. Kendall Snow Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 21-0; CC)
HB 587

 

Relative to Conversion Therapy Seeking to Change A Person’s Sexual Orientation. Eric Schleien Retained in Committee
HB 602

 

Prohibiting Placement Of Certain Persons with Mental Illness In The Secure Psychiatric Unit, Establishing A Secure Psychiatric Hospital Oversight Commission, and Appropriating Funds to Develop Plans For A Secure Therapeutic Psychiatric Hospital Facility. Robert Renny Cushing Killed in House: MA DV 230-120 02/15/2017
HB 605

 

Establishing A Scholarship For Students Pursuing Careers In The Service Of Children and The Elderly. Joseph Guthrie Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 15-3; RC)
HB 606

 

Establishing A Scholarship Fund For Health Care Providers Who Stay In New Hampshire For 5 Years and Making An Appropriation Therefor. Peter Leishman Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 16-9; RC)
HB 611

 

Relative to Portability, Availability, and Renewability Of Health Coverage. William Marsh Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 21-0; CC)
HB 620

 

Relative to Compliance with State and Federal Education Mandates. Rick Ladd Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0423h  (Vote 10-8; RC); minority recommends Inexpedient to Legislate
HB 628

 

Relative to A Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. Mary Gile Retained in Committee
HB 629

 

Establishing A Preference For The Appointment Of The Child’s Grandparent As Guardian Of The Minor In Certain Cases. Mariellen MacKay Committee Report: Ought to Pass  (Vote 12-0; CC)
HB 633

 

Allowing Health Insurance Policies to Be Sold Without Mandates. J.R. Hoell Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 17-4; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass
HB 638

 

Repealing The New Hampshire Health Protection Program. J.R. Hoell Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate  (Vote 13-6; RC); minority recommends Ought to Pass
HB 650

 

Relative to Procedures Of The Board Of Psychologists. Carol McGuire Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0666h  (Vote 20-0; CC)
HB 656

 

Relative to The Legalization and Regulation Of Marijuana. Glen Aldrich Retained in Committee
SB 22

 

Relative to Employer Immunity For Disclosure Of Certain Worker Employment Information. Jeb Bradley Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/09/2017
SB 43

 

Relative to Non-academic Surveys Administered By A Public School to Its Students. Kevin Avard Passed Senate: RC 13Y-10N, MA; 02/23/2017
SB 54

 

Relative to The Licensure Of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Lou D’Allesandro Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 02/23/2017

Pending Motion, Ought to Pass; 02/23/2017

SB 83

 

Relative to The State Minimum Wage. Donna Soucy Hearing: 02/14/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:45 pm
SB 146

 

Requiring The Department Of Health and Human Services to Develop A Centralized State System For Transporting Persons Subject to Involuntary Emergency Admission. David Watters Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/09/2017
SB 148

 

Establishing A Commission to Study Grandfamilies In New Hampshire. Martha Hennessey Passed Senate: MA, VV;  02/09/2017
SB 153

 

Making An Appropriation For Early Childhood Intervention Services. Jeff Woodburn Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/09/2017
SB 154

 

Making Oral Contraceptives Available Without A Prescription. Andy Sanborn Hearing: 02/02/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am
SB 155

 

Relative to Implementation Of The Medicaid Managed Care Program. Andy Sanborn Hearing: 03/07/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:30 pm
SB 158

 

Relative to Authorization For Clinician-prescribed Substance Use Disorder Services. Dan Feltes  
SB 161

 

Establishing A Commission to Evaluate The Direct Care Workforce and Preparedness Of Long-term Care and Support Services For Aging Adults with Dementia or Other Cognitive Brain Injuries. Dan Feltes  
SB 162

 

Establishing A Procedure For The Annulment Of A Mental Health Record. David Watters Hearing: 02/14/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am
SB 213

 

Waiving Initial Licensure Fees For Certain Applicants For Occupational or Professional Licenses. Harold French Killed in Senate: MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===
SB 220

 

Relative to The Definition Of Mental Illness For Purposes Of Mental Health Services. Jeb Bradley Hearing: 03/07/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:00 pm
SB 224

 

Relative to Conversion Therapy Seeking to Change A Person’s Sexual Orientation. Martha Fuller Clark Passed Senate with Amendment: RC 15Y-8N, MA; 02/23/2017with Amendment
SB 233

 

Relative to The Legalization and Regulation Of Marijuana and Establishing A Committee to Study The Legalization Of Marijuana. Jeff Woodburn Hearing: 02/21/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:30 am
SB 235

 

Relative to Medicaid Reimbursement to Schools For Students with Medical Needs and Establishing A Home and Community Based Behavioral Health Services Program For Children. John Reagan Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/09/2017
SB 236

 

Making The Medicaid Expansion Law Permanent. Martha Fuller Clark Hearing: 02/21/2017, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm
SB 239

 

Removing The Division For Children, Youth and Families From The Department Of Health and Human Services and Making It An Independent Department. Sharon Carson Hearing: 02/14/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:30 pm
SB 242

 

Relative to Video Lottery and Table Gaming. Lou D’Allesandro Hearing: 02/08/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am

 

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