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House Session Recap-February 9, 2017

 The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m.

Rep. Hinch moved that the House adjourn from the Session of February 2, 2017

Prayer by House Chaplain  Reverend Kate Atkinson, Rector of St. Paul’s Church in Concord.

Pledge led by the member from Bedford, Rep. Dave Danielson.

Anthem sung by the member from Manchester, Rep. Larry Gagne

 

Consent Calendar bills passed (voice vote)

Under House rules, HB 355 will be referred to the committee on Criminal Justice

Under House rules, HB 173 will be referred to the committee on Municipal and County Government.

REGULAR CALENDAR

Without objection the House took up early bills.

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

HB 161-FN, relative to beverage sales at farmers’ markets. OUGHT TO PASS

The committee report of OTP is adopted, voice vote.

The bill is referred to the committee on  Ways & Means

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

HB 108, relative to municipal record retention and conversion. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT

The committee report of OTP/A is adopted, voice vote.

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

HB 368-FN-A, relative to the heating of certain state-owned buildings in Concord and making appropriations therefor. OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT

The committee report of OTP/A on a roll call vote, 275-15.

The chair of Finance waives the referral to House Finance.

TRANSPORTATION

HB 124-FN, repealing certain aircraft registration fees. OUGHT TO PASS

The committee report of OTP is adopted, voice vote.

The bill is referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

HB 112, requiring child resistant packaging for electronic cigarette cartridges. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.

The committee report of ITL is adopted on  division vote, 262-30

HB 176, relative to the sale of cigar-related products. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of ITL is adopted on a roll call vote, 201-93.

HB 242, relative to the definition of e-cigarette and the sale of tobacco products. MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of OTP/A  is adopted on a roll call vote, 197-98.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

HB 420-FN, relative to ignition interlock requirements in manslaughter cases involving alcohol. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of OTP on a voice vote.

SB 12-FN, repealing the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of OTP is adopted in a roll call vote, 200-97.

Rep. Hinch moves reconsideration.  The move fails on a voice vote.

JUDICIARY

HB 109, exempting certain building plans from the right-to-know law. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of ITL is adopted on a voice vote.

HB 133, relative to a jury’s determination as to the applicability of law. MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

Rep. Hagan moves to special order the bill to its regular place in next week’s House Calendar.

The motion passes on a voice vote.

HB 365-FN, relative to awarding attorney’s fees under the right-to-know law. MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

Rep. Shurtleff moves that the bill be special ordered to its regular place in next week’s House Calendar.

The motion is adopted on a voice vote.

HB 118, relative to appropriations in petitioned warrant articles. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of ITL is adopted on a voice vote.

HB 145, requiring municipal approval for siting high voltage transmission lines. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee report of ITL is adopted on a roll call vote, 229-60.

STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

HCR 3, rescinding all applications by the New Hampshire legislature for a federal constitutional convention and urging other states to withdraw similar requests. MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS

Rep. Hinch moves that the bill be laid upon the table.

The motion is adopted on a voice vote.

HR 7, calling on the United States Senate and House of Representatives to consider a constitutional amendment prohibiting campaign contributions unless the donor is eligible to vote in that federal election. MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE

The committee  report of OTP is adopted  on a roll call vote,211-75

The remainder the House Calendar will be special ordered to their regular place in next week’s Calendar.

James E. Rivers

Director Of House Communications/Policy

State House, Room 312

107 North Main St.

Concord, NH 03301

603-271-3664

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house

 

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