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0HB628 textRETAINED BILL This bill establishes a system of paid family and medical leave insurance.Mary Gile, Donald LeBrun, Mark King, Carolyn Gargasz, John Fothergill, Martha Fuller Clark, Charles McMahon, Dan Feltes, Jeff Woodburn, Cindy Rosenwald, Jacalyn Cilley, Mary Jane Wallner roll callLabor & EconomySAfter Commerce and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee Work Sessions in January, the vote in the full Committee was 11-9 that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate. But the House PASSED the bill on 2/8, on a roll call vote. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee, where there were Division I Work Sessions on 2/27 and 3/14. The Majority Finance Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1111h (NT) for the 3/21 House session. The vote was 15-11. See House Calendar 11 P. 19. At the House session on 3/22, a motion to TABLE the bill Failed on a roll call vote of 164-168. A motion on proposed Amendment #2018-1111h then Failed on a 156-175 roll call vote. The House then PASSED the bill on a 171-162 roll call vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a lengthy public hearing in the Finance Committee on 04/5; see Senate Calendar 15 . The Committee Report is to Refer the bill for Interim Study, for the 4/26 Senate session; see SC 18 (See column O). The Senate Voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study, on a 14-10 Roll Call vote on 4/26.From the NH Campaign for a Family Friendy Economy, after the Senate's vote on 4/26 to send the bill to Interim Study: “Sending the bill for further study is nothing more than a disingenuous way to defeat this bill. While senators opposed to the bill voiced empty support for the concept, none brought forward an amendment or a practical plan to move the issue forward and meet the needs of working families in New Hampshire. Shame on the senate republicans who ignored overwhelming public support and instead bowed to the Governor’s pressure.” audioAmendment #2018-1l11h rewrote much of the original bill, changing it from one that created a voluntary insurance program run by the state to a program that relied on short-term disability plans administered by private insurance companies, and which employers would be required to provide for employees who chose to participate.Amendment #2018-1111hhttp://nhpr.org/post/supporters-try-salvage-paid-family-leave-bill
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0HB561 textRETAINED BILL This bill changes the limit on part-time employment of a retirement system retiree to an annual 1,300 hourly limit, or up to 1,600 hours if a surcharge is paid by the retired member and employer, and prohibits part-time employment in the first 28 days after retirement. The bill also establishes a penalty for retired members' exceeding the annual part-time hourly limits. Neal Kurk, Leonard Turcotte, Bob Giuda, Gary Azarian, Bill Ohm (r) roll callLabor & EconomyThe House Passed the bill during the 2017 Session, but when it got to the Senate, it got rereferred to the Executive Departments and Administration Committee in May of 2017. After the start of the 2018 Session, there was much back and forth on the bill. Finally, the Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0110s, for the 01/18 Senate session. see SC 3 . The Senate PASSED the bill with this amendment on a roll call vote on 1/18, and it was then referred to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee recommended that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 1/30. But on 2-15, the Senate overturned this recommendation on a roll call vote, and PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-0611s on a Voice vote. On 4/5, the House Non-Concurred with Senate Amendment 0110s and 0611s, and Requested a Committee of Conference on a Voice vote. There were Committee of Conference meetings on 5/15 and 5/16. The Senate Adopted Conference Committee Report #2018-2055c on a Voice Vote on 5/23; see SJ 18. The House Adopted the Committee Report on a Voice Vote on 5/23. AFT-NHaudioAccording to the NH Municipal Assoc., extensive testimony at the hearing on this bill showed how important these part-time positions were to the operations of municipalities and school districts of all sizes and across the state, particularly in law enforcement. TThe NHMA said "those opposed to the bill said it was a “retiree tax” and would force trained, competent retirees to seek part-time employment outside the state, would cost taxpayers more to fill public safety needs statewide, and will do nothing to help the financial status of the retirement system." amendment #2018-0110samendment #2018-0611s
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0HB413 textRETAINED BILL This bill provides that the state shall pay 15 percent of contributions of retirement system employers other than the state for group I teachers and group II members. Robert Renny Cushingroll callLabor & EconomySITLThis bill was defeated narrowly by the House in early January. A representative who voted for the motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate filed a notice of reconsideration, and the bill came back for another vote on February 8th. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 2/8.AFT-NH ".. will be seeking help in persuading legislators that it is time to honor the State’s promised commitment, stop the downshifting of costs onto local taxpayers, and provide localities with the relief needed to permit funding of existing programs and facilities..."
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RETAINED BILL establishing the small business jobs fund and tax creditJeb Bradley, Gary Daniels, Daniel Innis, Richard Hinch, Kevin Avard, Lou D'Allesandro, Patrick Abrami, Bob Giuda (R) Labor & EconomyIS The House referred the bill for Interim Study on 2/8, on a Voice vote.
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RETAINED BILL This bill prohibits a public employer from withholding union dues from a public employee's wages.Richard Hinch, Gene Chandler, Sherman Packard, Bill Ohm, Neal Kurk Labor & EconomyThe House voted the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2-15, on a voice vote.
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1HB1315 textprohibiting the university system funds from being spent to oppose the formation of unions and collective bargaining units.Robert Renny Cushing, Wayne Burton, Mindi Messmer, Andrew White, Donovan Fenton, Kevin Cavanaugh, Mel Myler, Mark MacKenzie, Martha Fuller Clark, Janice Schmidt, Mark Kingroll callLabor & EconomySThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 12-6. The House PASSED the bill on a 204-118 Division vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/19 Senate session; see SC 17. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 14-8 Roll call vote. See SJ 13AFT-NHaudio
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1YSB420This bill declares that public meeting for the purposes of the right-to-know law shall not include strategy with respect to collective bargaining if only one party is present. Current law allows strategy or negotiations with respect to collective bargaining to be exempted from the definition of public meeting.Sponsors: Gary Daniels; Barbara Shaw; James Spillane; Bob Giuda; Jordan Ulery; Leonard Turcotte; John Reagan roll callLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 03/21 Senate session; see Senate Calendar 13. The Senate PASSED the bill on a 12-11 roll call vote on 3/21. See SJ 9. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a Public Hearing on 4/11. There was an Executive Session on 4/18. The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 5/2 House Session. The Vote was 13-4. see HC 17 P. 23 . The House Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate, on a 234-95 Roll Call Vote on 5/3. AFT-NH - see bulletin to the right audioOpens up to the public all police, fire, municipal employee, teacher and educational support staff contract negotiations. It is strongly opposed by unions and the NH Municipal Association, as was the case with HB1344, which recently was voted ITL by the House. http://nh.aft.org/legislative-bulletins/aft-nh-legislative-bulletin-2018-13
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1HB1246 textrelative to the minimum hourly rate for tipped employees. "Tipped employees of a restaurant, hotel, motel, inn or cabin, or ballroom who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips directly from the customers will receive a base rate from the employer of not less than [45 percent of the applicable minimum wage] $3.27. The base rate shall increase by $1 per hour commencing January 1, 2019, and shall equal the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, commencing January 1, 2020."Sponsors: (Prime) Jacalyn Cilley , Martha Fuller Clark, Dan Feltes, Martha Hennessey, David Watters, Ellen Read, Kate MurrayLabor & EconomySThe Majority Committee report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 12-9. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/15.AFT-NHTipped employees of a restaurant, hotel, motel, inn or cabin, or ballroom who regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips directly from the customers will receive a base rate from the employer of not less than [45 percent of the applicable minimum wage] $3.27. The base rate shall increase by $1 per hour commencing January 1, 2019, and shall equal the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, commencing January 1, 2020.
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1HB1301 textThis bill establishes the legislature as a public employer under the public employee labor relations act and establishes procedures for collective bargaining by nonpartisan employees..Sponsors: (Prime) Robert Renny Cushing , Donna Soucy, Sean Morrison, Mark King, Kevin Cavanaugh, Martha Fuller Clark, Jeff Woodburn, Mel Mylerroll callLabor & EconomyTThe committee report on a 6-2 vote was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate. See House Calendar 7, page 20 for details on the committee's reasons for this. On 2/22 the House voted on a roll call vote to TABLE the bill.AFSC
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2HB1756 textrelative to an additional allowance and a cost of living adjustment for retirees from the state retirement system.Sponsors: (Prime) Stephen Shurtleff , Dianne Schuett, Mary Freitasroll callLabor & EconomySThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 14-10. See HC 9 P. 54 . At the House session on 3/7, a motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate FAILED on a 157-163 roll call vote. A motion to TABLE the bill then FAILED on a 149-173 roll call vote. The House then PASSED the bill on a Voice vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/3. The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/26 Senate session; see SC 18. At the Senate Session on 4/26, a motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate Failed on a 11-13 Roll Call vote. The bill was then TABLED, and subsequently removed from the Table. Floor amendment #2018-1814s PASSED on a Voice vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1814s on a Voice vote; see SJ 14. (See Amendment #2018-1814s in column N ) The House Voted to Concur with Senate Amendment 1814s on a 248-84 Roll Call vote on 5/10. AFT-NHaudioAFT-NH: This bill would provide the first COLA increase for retirees in many years, but in a recent hearing it appeared there was little likelihood of passage, at least in its current form. AFT-NH says the Finance Committee has recently recommended against passage of the bill.amendment #2018-1814s
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2SB318 textamending the prohibitions on youth employment. This bill repeals certain provisions of the youth employment law governing the employment of youths 16 and 17 years of ageSponsors: (Prime) Harold Frenchroll callLabor & EconomyThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0981s for the 3/15 Senate session. At the 3/22 Senate session, there were several motions made concerning the bill. With the final motion, the Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1198s on an 11-10 roll call vote. See Senate Journal 10 for details. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/4. There was a Subcommittee Work Session on 4/10, and a Full Committee Work Session on 4/11. The Majority Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1433h. The vote was 11-9. At the House Sesssion on 4/26, floor amendment #2018-1726h Failed on a 149-154 Roll call vote. The House then PASSED the bill with Amendment 1433h on a Voice vote. On 5/2, the Senate Voted to Nonconcur with House Amendment 1433h and to Request a Committee of Conference on a Voice Vote. There was a Committee of Conference Meeting on 5/16. The Committee Report was approved by the House on a 182-156 Roll Call Vote on 5/23. AFT-NH: "..A bill to gut the Dept of Labor’s ability to enforce rules and regulations in NH workplaces. The bill would also significantly expand the weekly limitation on hrs of employment for those who are 16 and 17 years old, to a maximum of 56 hours per week during vacations! "audioAFT-NH: "Having started as a bill to revamp youth employment regulations, SB 318 now resembles a less onerous version of HB 1762, the bill dubbed by some as the “Restaurant Owners Bill of Rights” and by others as “The Restoration of Child Labor and Wage Theft Act.” (see HB1762 below, which the House recently Referred for Interim Study)http://nh.aft.org/legislative-bulletins/aft-nh-legislative-bulletin-2018-13www.concordmonitor.com/New-Hampshire-teenage-labor-bill-raises-gets-hearing-in-House-committee-16650517
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2HB1258 textrelative to the advanced manufacturing education advisory council. This bill permits the advanced manufacturing education advisory council to accept and coordinate funds to support certain workforce training efforts.Sponsors: (Prime) Kermit WilliamsLabor & EconomySCommittee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 12 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/20. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass, for the 04/05 Senate session; see SC 15. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5; see SJ 11 audio
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2HB1685 textestablishing a statutory commission for oversight over occupational regulation.This bill establishes an occupational regulation review commission to determine if regulatory boards utilize the least restrictive regulation. The bill requires a continuing review of all occupational boards and provides for analysis of legislation and rules before enactment or adoption.Sponsors: (Prime) Bill Ohm , Neal Kurk, Norman Major, Keith Ammon, Richard Barry, Kevin Avard, Michael Harringtonroll callLabor & EconomyOCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 9-8; see HC 9 P. 53. On 3/7, a vote by the House that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate FAILED on a 154-170 roll call vote. The House then PASSED the bill on a 177-148 Division vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 03/21. The Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/5 Senate session; see SC 15. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 15-8 Roll call vote; see Senate Journal 11. audio
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2SB563 textestablishing a credit against business taxes for recovery friendly workplace initiatives.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb BradleyLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0787s, 0for the 3/08 Senate session; see SC 9. The Senate PASSED the bill with amendment 2018-0787s, and floor amendment 2018-0846s on a Voice vote on 3/8. It was referred to the Finance Committee. The Committee Report on 3/15 was that the bill Ought to Pass. See Senate Calendar 12A. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/15. See Senate Journal 8. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 03/27. Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study, for 04/05 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 13 P. 6. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on 4/5 on a Voice vote. audioThis bill establishes a credit against the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax for donations made to the community development finance authority for recovery friendly workplace initiatives.
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2SB412 textrelative to agritourism. This bill defines agritourism.Sponsors: (Prime) Bob GiudaLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1011s for the 03/15 Senate session; see SC 12 . The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1011s on a Voice vote on 3/15. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/3. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 House session. The vote was 16-0; see HC 15 P. 8. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19.audioAnother agritourism bill (SB 169) from 2017, seeking to broaden the definition of “agritourism” and limit local regulation of agritourism was killed. SB412 makes 3 major changes: the def. of agritourism as laid out in RSA 21:32-a would be modified by striking a paragraph that says events must be “accessory uses” to the primary farm operation; municipalities would no longer be able to make their own definitions of agritourism; and if there is any dispute between a farmer and a municipality about what constitutes agritourism, instead of going to the local courts, it would go before the commission of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food.http://www.laconiadailysun.com/newsx/local-news/110641-agritourism-bill
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2SB465 textThis bill repeals rulemaking authority of the commissioner of the department of labor relative to youth employment and payment of wages; amends the youth employment law to allow certain youths to work with the permission of a parent or legal guardian; provides that an employer's unintentional documentation errors shall not be the basis for imposing a fine; repeals the requirement that employers maintain a written safety plan and joint loss management committee; and changes the definition of tip sharing.Andy Sanborn, Bob Giuda, Harold French, John Reagan, William Gannonroll callLabor & EconomyTCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, for the 02/01 Senate session; see SC 5. The Senate TABLED the bill on a roll call vote on 02/01; See Senate Journal 3AFSCaudioThis is the Senate version of HB1762. from AFSC: "a bill to reduce the Department of Labor's authority to protect labor standards in several key areas, including non-payment of wages and workplace safety. Commissioner of Labor.....explained clearly how this bill would be bad for employers as well as employees. Other critical testimony came from Judy Stadtman of the NH AFL-CIO and Representative Mark MacKenzie. No one testified in the bill's favor.
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2HB1762 textrelative to documentation requirements for the department of labor. This bill repeals rulemaking authority of the commissioner of the department of labor relative to youth employment and payment of wages; amends the youth employment law to allow certain youths to work with the permission of a parent or legal guardian; provides that an employer's unintentional documentation errors shall not be the basis for imposing a fine; repeals the requirement that employers maintain a written safety plan and joint loss management committee; and changes the definition of tip sharing.Sponsors: (Prime) Laurie Sanborn , Andy Sanborn, Duane Brown, Erin Hennessey, Leonard Turcotte, Norman Silber, Daniel Innis, Glenn Cordelli, James Spillane, Gregory Hill, Brian Seaworth, Howard PearlLabor & EconomyOISThe Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 17-4; See HC 9 P. 74. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/21.AFSC, NH AFL-CIO, AFT-NHThis is the same bill as SB465. From AFSC: The purpose of the bill is to largely dismantle the authority of the state Department of Labor to enforce its own regulations, including those meant to make sure workers get paid, that employers have workplace safety plans, and that reasonable restrictions on child labor are enforced. There was a 2 hr hearing on the bill in the Labor Committee. From AFT-NH: "The prime sponsor had few specifics to offer as to why these changes are needed......It is anti-worker and is almost peculiarly written to benefit restaurants, taverns and those places with tipped employees and a desire to hire youth employees." AFT-NH reports that HB 1762 has been abandoned by its sponsors and the Labor Committee will recommend Interim Study for the bill.
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2SB422 textrelative to advance notice of work schedules. This bill requires an employer to give 14 days' advance notice of work schedules to its employeesSponsors: (Prime) Dan Feltesroll call Labor & EconomySTThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate for the 03/08 Senate session; see SC 10A. A vote in the Senate on 3/8 that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate FAILED on a roll call vote. A motion to TABLE the bill also FAILED on a roll call vote. A motion was then made to PASS the bill. A floor amendment was proposed, but it FAILED on a roll call vote. A motion was then made to TABLE the bill and it PASSED on a roll call vote. See Senate Journal 6.
AFSCaudioAFSC said this bill would benefit workers who have more than one job, those who juggle work and school and those who have to plan for child care. It notes that employers and business groups turned out in force at the hearing to speak against the bill.
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2HB1500 textrelative to workplace violence, workplace injuries and death in the workplace. This bill defines workplace violence and workplace injuries and requires deaths and serious injuries in the workplace be reported to the commissioner of labor.Sponsors: (Prime) Mark MacKenzie , Kevin Cavanaughroll callLabor & EconomySISThe Majority Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 11-10. See HC 9 P. 61.The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a 177-157 roll call vote on 3/15. AFSCFrom the AFSC: The NH Department of Labor has no authority to look into serious or fatal accidents experienced by town, county, and state workers. In addition to requiring such investigations, HB 1500 defines workplace violence to include threats.
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2HB1803 -FN textThis bill provides that the state shall not provide any accounting service or payroll deduction on behalf of a private corporation or organization.Sponsors: Richard Marple; Daniel Itse; ames Spillane; John Reagan Michael SylviaLabor & EconomyITLThe Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 12-1. See HC 9 P. 23. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.From AFT-NH: This proposal barring any payroll deductions for non-governmental entities ...would end deductions for union dues, AFLAC, United Way, and any other deductions for organizations that are non-governmental. It and HB438 are aimed squarely at public sector labor unions, and serve no purpose other than making life more difficult for labor unions. They are companion proposals to the so-called “right to work” legislation killed in the House last year, and must be fought with equal vigor and intensity
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2HB1754 textestablishing a state defined contribution retirement plan for state and political subdivision members of the retirement system.Sponsors: (Prime) John Graham , John Reagan, Carol McGuire, Leonard TurcotteLabor & EconomyITLThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 14-2. See HC 9 P. 54 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 249-72 Division vote on 3/6. AFT-NH: This bill would establish a state-defined contribution retirement plan, completely up-ending the current system and contradicting the majority recommendations of the recent Decennial Commission. AFT-NH says "this bill had its hearing and work session in the Executive Departments and Administration committee, and awaits a final committee recommendation to the House. Based on the hearing as well as the report of the Decennial Commission on the NH Retirement System, we hope and expect the committee to recommend that HB 1754 be deemed “inexpedient to legislate."
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2HB1397 textrelative to the rights of temporary workers. This bill delineates the rights of temporary workers Sponsors: (Prime) Janice Schmidt , Kate Murray, Ivy VannLabor & EconomySITLThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 12-9. See HC 9 P. 73 . On 3/21, the House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 179-154 Division vote.AFSC
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2HB1451 textrelative to employee work schedules and rest periods.This bill requires employers with 10 or more employees in this state or 2 or more locations in this state to schedule a rest period between certain employment shifts and provide employees with advance notice of the work schedule.Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy Josephson , Ellen Read, Sherry Frost, Roger DontonvilleLabor & EconomySITLThe Committee Report was that the bill iwasInexpedient to Legislate - for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 21-0. See HC 9 P. 27. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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2HB1422 textThis bill adds a requirement that the business tax rate reductions adopted in 2017, 156 (HB 517) shall not take effect if the combined revenue growth in general and education funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 does not exceed the change in the Consumer Price Index for the period, plus one percent.
Sponsors: (Prime) Richard Ames , Lou D'Allesandro, Cindy Rosenwald, Dan Feltes, Edith Tucker, Joelle Martinroll callLabor & EconomyITLThe Ways and Means Committee and subcommittee held several Work sessions on the bill. The Majority Committee Report was that the bill iwasInexpedient to Legislate for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 12-9. See HC 9 P. 78 . On 3/21, the House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 184-144 roll call vote. AFSCaudioAFSC: This bill would add the requirement that the business tax reductions adopted in 2017 shall not take effect if the combined revenue growth in general and education funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 does not exceed the change in the Consumer Price Index for the period, plus one percent.
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2SB404 textThis bill phases out the interest and dividends tax over a 5-year period and repeals the tax on January 1, 2024.Andy Sanborn, Bob Giuda, Daniel Innis, John Reagan, James Gray, Harold French, Kevin Avard, William Gannon roll callLabor & EconomyTThe Senate PASSED the bill on a roll call vote on 2/22, and it was referred to the Finance Committee. See Senate Journal 5. The Finance Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate; see Senate Calendar 12A. At the Senate session on 3/15, a motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate Failed on an 11-12 roll call vote. A motion to TABLE the bill then Passed on a 12-11 roll call vote. See Senate Journal 8. audio
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2HB1764 textrelative to New Hampshire cost of living information.This bill requires the commissioner of the department of employment security to compile certain data relative to the cost of living in New Hampshire.Sponsors: (Prime) Skip Cleaver , Jacalyn Cilley, Michael Edgar, Ivy Vann, Mindi Messmer, Kate MurrayLabor & EconomySISCommittee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 23 . The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6. AFSC
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2HB1716 textestablishing apprenticeship programs for unemployed workers.This bill requires the apprenticeship council to promote and develop full-time trade union apprenticeship programs.Sponsors: (Prime) Skip Cleaver , Timothy Soucy, Ivy Vann, Michael O'Brienroll callLabor & EconomySITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-10; RC) HC 9 P. 73 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 3/21.
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2HB1688 textrelative to salary ratios for employers and employees. No employer incorporated in this state shall pay its highest paid salaried employee more than 43 times the amount paid to its lowest paid salaried employee. No employer incorporated in another state but doing business in this state shall pay its highest paid salaried employee in this state more than 34 times the amount paid to its lowest paid salaried employee in this state.Sponsors: (Prime) Skip Cleaver , Janice Schmidt, Mindi Messmer, Michael Edgar, Kate MurrayLabor & EconomySITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-1; CC) HC 9 P. 27 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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2HB1491 textrelative to the disposition of meals and rooms tax revenues to town and cities.This bill requires the department of revenue administration to distribute a portion of meals and rooms tax collected to towns and cities in proportion to the total amount of taxes collected in the state.Sponsors: (Prime) J. Tracy Emerick , Rio Tilton, Michael Edgar, Robert Renny Cushing, Peter Spanos, Daniel InnisLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 22-1; see HC 5 P. 18. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8, on a Voice vote.House Calendar 5: Currently, the portion of the rooms and meals tax that is remitted back to the cities and towns is done so proportionally, based upon the population of each municipality. This bill maintains this concept, but then calls for a different formula to be utilized once a threshold amount of overall room and meals tax revenue is reached. See HC 5 for more details on analysis of the bill.
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2HB1767 textestablishing a multiple employer public retirement plan.This bill establishes a multiple employer public retirement plan commission to develop and implement a voluntary retirement plan for certain employees who do not have an employment retirement plan.Sponsors: (Prime) Shannon Chandley , Kermit WilliamsLabor & EconomySISCommittee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 23 . The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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2HB1629 textestablishing a committee to study establishing business tax credits for companies that pay a liveable wage and provide adequate benefits to their employees.Sponsors: (Prime) Jacalyn Cilley , David Lisle, Martha Fuller Clark, John Cloutier, Janice Schmidt, Debra AltschillerLabor & EconomySITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 22-1; see HC 5 P. 18 The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/22.From HC 7: Committee report says the bill establishes a committee to study establishing business tax credits for companies that pay a livable wage and provide adequate benefits to their employees without defining what those things are. The bill invites arbitrarily picking winners and losers through tax policy. It spends money to study a non-need when we have so many actual worthy ideas to pursue. As a matter of tax policy, this legislation should be a spending bill in order to make costs associated with the intended purpose visible to the tax payer. The Committee voted unanimously that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate.
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2SB567 textrelative to workforce development and job training.This bill expands job training programs offered by the department of business and economic affairsSponsors: (Prime) Dan Feltes; Martha Fuller Clark; Donna Soucy; Philip Bean; Bette Lasky; Herbert Richardson; Martha Hennessey; Jeb Bradley; Cindy Rosenwald; Jay Kahn; Jeff Woodburn; Daniel Sullivan; Kevin Cavanaugh; David Watters; John Fothergill; Lou D'Allesandroroll callLabor & EconomyISThe Committee Report was to Referr the bill for Interim Study, for the 3/8 Senate Session. See Senate Calendar 10A. The Senate voted on 3/8 to Refer the bill for Interim Study, on a 12-11 roll call vote. See Senate Journal 6. audio
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2SB422 textrelative to advance notice of work schedules. This bill requires an employer to give 14 days' advance notice of work schedules to its employeesSponsors: (Prime) Dan Feltesroll callLabor & EconomySTCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 03/08 Senate session; see SC 10A. On 3/8 a vote that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate Failed on a 10-14 roll call vote. A motion to TABLE the bill then Failed on a 10-14 roll call vote. A floor amendment (#2018-1002s) Failed on an 11-13 roll call vote. A motion to TABLE the bill then Passed on a 14-10 roll call vote.


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relative to the payment of weekly and biweekly wages.Sponsors: Daniel Innis; Robert Nigrello; James Gray; Harold French; Henry Marsh; Jay Kahn; David Watters; Bob Giuda; William Gannon; John ReaganLabor & EconomyThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 2/01 House session; See Senate Calendar 5. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/1. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/28. There was an Executive Session on 4/4. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 House session. The vote was 21-0; see HC 15 P. 7. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19.AFSCaudioAFSC: Last year the legislature passed a bill allowing for the payment of biweekly wages to workers, “at regular intervals not to exceed 14 days.” This bill amends that bill. The wages for workers paid weekly must be paid within 8 days, and for those paid biweekly, within 15 days.
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3SB579 textThis bill increases the statutory damage amounts for welfare fraud to align the statute with other felony and misdemeanor crimes involving fraud. Sponsors: (Prime) James Gray , Jeb Bradley, James MacKay, Frank Kotowski, Kevin Avard, Polly Campion, David Watters, Regina BirdsellLabor & EconomyThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2-15. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. Committee Report: Ought to Pass for the 04/05 House session. The vote was 17-0; see HC 13 P. 4 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee, but the Referral was Waived by the Finance Committee Chair. AFSC
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3HB1415 textestablishing a death benefit for a school employee killed in the line of duty. (Amendment #2018-1791s at the Senate Session on 4/26 changed the title and purpose of the bill to read as follows: "AN ACT making an appropriation to the public school infrastructure fund to improve security in public schools" (See the amendment in column N) Sponsors: (Prime) Mary Heath , Donna Soucy, James Grenier, Mel Myler, Patricia Cornell, Dan Feltes, Jay Kahn, Lou D'Allesandro, Paul Berchroll callLabor & EconomyMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0398h for 02/07/2018 (Vote 11-6; RC) HC 5 P. 22 The bill PASSED the House on a roll call vote, and was referred to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0897h. The vote was 26-0; see HC 11 P. 20 . The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0897h on a Voice vote on 03/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/4. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/12 Senate session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 16. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/12. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee: see SJ 12 . The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/26 Senate session; see SC 18 . At the Senate Session on 4/26, Floor Amendment #2018-1791s ultimately Passed on an 18-6 Roll Call vote after a series of motions. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1791s on a Voice vote. see SJ 14. (See amendment #2018-1791s in column N). On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1791s and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote . A Conference Committee Meeting was held on 5/16. The Senate Adopted Conference Committee Report #2018-2028c on a Voice Vote on 5/23. see SJ 18 . The House Adopted CC Report 2028c on a 262-76 Roll Call vote on 5/23.NEA NH; AFT-NH: This bill passed the House on a voice vote, and in the wake of Parkland, nary a dissenting voice was raised."audioAFT-NH: "AFT testified in favor of the bill, noting that like law enforcement and fire fighters, this death benefit would be for those giving their lives to protect the lives of other citizens, the students we entrust to their care. amendment #2018-1791sKahn amendment #2018-1898sThe death benefit provisions were brought back by the Kahn floor amendment that was attached to HB1636 at the Senate Session on 5/4, along with the original wording of SB193. The Senate then PASSED HB1636 with the amendments, but the House voted to Not Concurr, and that bill died. But the death benefit provisions prevailed after a Commttee of Conference on HB1415. nhlabornews.com/2018/05/nea-nh-welcomes-passage-of-the-school-employee-death-benefit-bill/
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3HB1100 textestablishing a commission to review and evaluate workforce and job training in New Hampshire.Sponsors: (Prime) Richard Hinch , Sherman Packard, Peter Leishman, John Graham, Erin Hennesseyroll callLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0650h for 03/06 House session (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 9 P. 27 . The House PASSED the bill with Amendment #2018-0650h on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report was to Refer the bill to Interim Study; see SC 19. At the Senate Session on 5/2, a motion to Refer the bill to Interim Study Failed. A motion was made to Pass the bill. Floor Amendments #2018-1871s and #2018-1821s both Passed on a Voice Vote. Floor Amendment #2018-1836s Failed on a 10-14 Roll Call vote. Floor Amendment #2018-1892s Failed on a Voice Vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-1871s and 2018-1821s on a Voice Vote. See SJ 15. On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concurs with Senate Amendments 1871s and 1821s and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote. There was a Conference Committee Meeting on 5/16. The House Adopted Conference Committee Report #2018-2034c on a Voice Vote on 5/23; see SJ 18 . The Senate Adopted the Report on a Voice Vote on 5/23.audio
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3HB1579 textThis bill requires records to be kept for certain exempt convenings under the right-to-know law.Kurt Wuelper; Carl Seidel; Kevin Vervilleroll callLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Without Recommendation for 03/6 House session. The vote was 8-8; see HC 9 P. 58 . On 3/15, a motion to TABLE the bill Failed on a 162-166 roll call vote, and the House then PASSED the bill on a 168-161 roll call vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a Public Hearing on 4/11; see SC 16. The Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/19 Senate session. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate, on a Voice vote, on 4/19. see SJ 13. AFT-NH"AFT-NH opposes HB1579, and is joined in that opposition by the NH Municipal Association. As stated in their recent bulletin, “the results could be disastrous. Requiring all negotiating to be done in public could lead to grandstanding and refusals to compromise by either side."
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3HB1344 textThis bill declares that a public meeting for the purposes of the right-to-know law shall not include strategy with respect to collective bargaining if only one party is present. Current law allows strategy or negotiations with respect to collective bargaining to be exempted from the definition of public meeting. Kurt Wuelper; Jordan Ulery; Leonard Turcotte roll callLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 9-7; RC) HC 9 P. 57. On 3/7, a motion in the House that the bill Ought to Pass FAILED on a 125-189 roll call vote. The House then voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote. AFT-NH opposes the billThe NH Municipal Association opposes the bill, as stated in the NHMA's recent bulletin: “The results could be disastrous. Requiring all negotiating to be done in public could lead to grandstanding and refusals to compromise by either side." AFT-NH said the week of 2/20, the Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to recommend passage of HB 1344, which would open collective bargaining sessions to the public under right-to-know laws. "Negotiation is not a spectator sport, and much is said in negotiations by both sides that should not and never does leave the room.... the fluidity of negotiation would only be hindered by public presence and comment. Rather than aiding in the process, opening negotiations to the public will only harden positions and increase the bitterness, length and expense of negotiations."
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3HB1355 textestablishing a commission to study adaptation of the tax structure of the state to economic and demographic change.Sponsors: (Prime) Peter SchmidtLabor & EconomyITLCommittee voted 13-10 that bill is Inexpedient to Legislate. The House voted the bill was Inexpedient to legislate on 2-15 on a voice vote.From HC 6 minority report: There have been no major changes to the tax structure of NH since 1970 when the stock and trade tax was repealed and replaced with the business profits tax. Since then, the population of the state has nearly doubled, and the median age has gone from 33 years old to over 41 years old. We have moved from an agricultural/manufacturing economy to a high-tech economy. The population density has increased dramatically in the southern part of the state and decreased dramatically in the northern part. ...Businesses cannot find the workers they need. Millennials are leaving the state. We have a housing shortage. Are there any changes we could make to our tax structure that would help us solve these problems? We passed it last year on a voice vote, but it failed to become law. Times have changed since then, let’s pass it and study this issue.
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3HB1804 textrelative to work requirements for able-bodied adults for public assistance programs.Sponsors: (Prime) Neal KurkLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 9 P. 43 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 183-110 Division vote on 3/6. AFSCFrom AFSC: The bill's intent is to make work requirements for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and SNAP (food stamps) benefits conform to the comparable standards for expanded Medicaid. At a hearing on 2.6, critics pointed out that the Medicaid work requirement hasn’t even been finalized,; also noted that the reason work requirements differ is that they are mandated by the federal programs which provide the funding. Eileen Liponis of the NH Food Bank let the legislators know that any reduction in SNAP will drive families to the already stressed food banks, where demand is up despite the state’s low unemployment rate.
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3SB423 textThis bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to enter a noncompete agreement.David Watters; Jay Kahn; Lou D'Allesandro; Donna Soucy; William Gannon; Martha Fuller Clark; Michael Cahill; Kevin Cavanaugh; Bette Lasky; Dan Feltes; Casey Conley; Jeff Woodburn; Martha Hennessey roll callLabor & EconomyITLThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislat; see Senate Calendar 10A. On 3/8, a motion in the Senate that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate FAILED 9-14 on a roll call vote. A motion was then made to Pass the bill, and amendment #2018-1018s was made; the bill was then Special Ordered to the next session. On 3/15, the amendment was withdrawn. Floor Amendment #2018-1041s then Failed 10-14 on a roll call vote. A motion to Pass the bill then Failed on a 10-14 roll call vote. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 14-10 roll call vote. audio
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3HB1758 textestablishing a credit against business taxes for paid maternity and paternity leave.Sponsors: (Prime) Caleb DyerLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 2/7 House session. The vote was 22-1; see HC 5 P. 19. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8From HC 5: The bill establishes a paid maternity and paternity leave tax credit against the business profits tax (BPT) and the business enterprise tax (BET) administered by the Deptof Business and Economic Affairs. The tax credit is 50% of the amount paid to an employee by the business as paid maternity or paternity leave; is capped at $10 million in any given year.... Members of the committee felt this bill should have been a credit against wages and/or profits rather than a credit against taxes due.
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3HB1608 textprohibiting a municipality or school district from compensating an employee on leave of absence.Sponsors: (Prime) Scott WallaceLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-2; CC) HC 9 P. 29 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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3HB1321 textrelative to the hours youth are permitted to work.Sponsors: (Prime) Gregory Hill , Brian SeaworthLabor & EconomyISMajority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-1; RC) HC 9 P. 44. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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relative to inquiries concerning salary history by prospective employers.Sponsors: (Prime) Janice Schmidt , Ellen Read, Ivy VannLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06 House session. The vote was 12-9; see HC 9 P. 60. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote at the 3/15 House session.
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3HB1330This bill establishes a procedure for the wrongful discharge of an employee.
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Labor & EconomyITL Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07 House session. The vote was 14-0; see HC 5 P. 11. The House voted that HB1330 was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8AFSCAFSC: NH is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that pretty much anyone can be fired for any reason, unless it is due to a form of prohibited discrimination or there is a collective bargaining agreement which lays out grounds for dismissal. Under this bill, an employer cannot fire an employee in retaliation for refusing to violate public policy, for reporting such a violation, or “without good cause” after the employee had completed a probationary period.
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4HB1292 textrelative to the effective dates of changes to the rates for the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.Sponsors: (Prime) Marc Abearroll callLabor & Economy`Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 2/8 House session. The vote was 23-0. See House Calendar 5 P. 18. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/8. The bill crossed over to the Senate. The public hearing was on 3/14. Committee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 03/21 Senate session. At the Senate Session, Floor Amendment #2018-1161s Failed on a 9-14 roll call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill on a Voice vote. See Senate Journal 10.
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4HB1554This bill increases exemption amounts under the interest and dividends tax, and decreases the annual total aggregate amount of the research and development tax credit against business taxes.
Bill Ohm, Marc Abear, Russell Ober, Timothy Twombly, John Reagan, Patrick Abrami, Timothy Lang, Kenneth Weyler, Carl Seidelroll callLabor & EconomyMajority Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 02/22 House session. The vote was 13-10; see HC 7 P. 21. The House PASSED the bill on a roll call vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/21. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1621s, for the 5/2 Senate Session; see SC 19. At the Senate Session on 5/2, Committee Amendment #2018-1621s Failed on an 11-12 Roll Call Vote. The Senate then TABLED the bill on a Voice Vote; see SJ 15. audio
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4HB1201 textrelative to an employee's earned but unused vacation time.Sponsors: (Prime) Andrew Renzullo , Michael Cahillroll callLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-9; RC) HC 9 P. 60 . At the House session on 3/15, a motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate Failed on a 159-162 Division vote. Minority Amendment #2018-0274h then Passed on a 201-120 Division vote. The House then PASSED the bill with Amendment 0274h on a 192-139 roll call vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/17. Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/26/2018; SC 18 . The Senate Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 4/26.audio
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4HB1603 textrelative to employee representation on the independent investment committee in the New Hampshire retirement system.Sponsors: (Prime) Mark Proulx , Dianne Schuett, Herbert Richardson, Michael McCarthy, David Danielson, Martin BoveLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0381h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 21. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. The Commitee Report is that the bill isInexpedient to Legislate for the 5/2 Senate Session; see SC 19. The Senate Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate, on a 14-10 Roll Call vote on 5/2; see SJ 15. AFT-NH: This bill would have given employees a voice on the NH Retirement System Board, but it was defeated on a party-line vote (Republican majority). Clearly, ...there was no point or desire to have employees or retirees have a voice in the system they pay into, and which is their source of retirement income
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4SB534 relative to the classification of certain state employee positions.Sponsors: (Prime) John Reagan , Carol McGuireLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0275s, for 02/01 Senate session; The vote was 5-0; see SC 5. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-0275s on a Voice vote on 2/1. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass for the 02/15 Senate session. See SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/15. See Senate Journal 4. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 03/20. Committee Report: Ought to Pass for the 04/05 House session. The vote was 13-0; see HC 13 P. 5. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee. There was a Public Hearing on non-germane Amendment #2018-1499h on 4/17, as well as a Division I Work Session on that day. There was also an Executive Session on the bill on 4/18. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1592h (NT) for 04/26/2018 (Vote 25-1; RC) HC 16 P. 12 . The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1592h on a 232-48 Division vote on 4/26. The Senate Voted to Concur with House Amendment 1592h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. audio
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4HB1623 textrelative to criteria for debarment of vendors.Sponsors: (Prime) Jacalyn Cilley , Dan Feltes, Jay Kahn, Douglas Ley, David Lisle, Kate MurrayLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0812h for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 15-3; see HC 9 P. 22. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/11. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass, at the 4/19 Senate session. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19; see SJ 13.
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4SB564relative to tax credits for regenerative manufacturing businesses.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb Bradleyroll callLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1005s, for the 03/08 House session; seeSC 10A. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment #2018-1005s,on a Voice vote on 3/8 and was referred to the Finance Committee. See Senate Journal 6. The Finance Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1158s; see SC 13A. At the Senate session on 3/22, Finance Committee Amendment #2018-1158s PASSED on a Voice vote. Floor Amendment #2018-1159s Failed to pass on a 4-19 roll call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1158s on a Voice vote. See Senate Journal 10. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/10, and a Work session on 4/11 and 4/17. Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1623h for the 4/26 House Session. The vote was 22-1; see HC 16 P. 16. The House PASSED the bill on a 241-50 Roll Call vote on 4/26. On 5/10, the Senate Voted to Nonconcur with House Amendment 1623h and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote. There was a Committee of Conference Meeting on 5/14. Conference Committee Report #2018-1972c was filed on 5/15, which Concurred with Amendment 1623h and added a new Amendment (see Conf Committee Report #2018-1972h in column M) The House Adopted Conference Committee Report 1972c on a 259-79 Roll Call vote on 5/23. The Senate Adopted the Report on a Voice Vote on 5/23. See SJ 18. audio
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4HB1530 textrequiring criminal history records checks for applicants for allied health professional licensure or certification.Sponsors: (Prime) Howard Moffett , Karen UmbergerLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0807h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 20. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0807h on a Voice vote on 03/06. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a Public hearing on 4/11. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1778s, at the 5/2 Senate Session; see SC 19. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1778s on a Voice Vote on 5/2; see SJ 15 . The House Voted to Concurr with Senate Amendment 1778s on a Voice Vote on 5/10. audio
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4SB531 textrelative to the office of professional licensure and certification.Sponsors: (Prime) John Reagan, Carol McGuireLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/15; See Senate Journal 4. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 03/20. There was a work session on 3/27. Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1272h for the 04/12 House session. The vote was 15-0; see HC 14 P. 4 The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1272h on a Voice vote on 4/12. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee. There was a Div I Work Session on 4/17, and an Executive Session on 4/18. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1591h for the 4/26 House session. The vote was 26-0; see HC 16 P. 5. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1591h on a Voice vote on 4/26. The Senate Voted to Nonconcur with House Amendment 1591h and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote. There was a Committee of Conference Meeting on 5/16. The House Adopted Conference Committee Report 2033c on a Voice vote on 5/23. The Senate Adopted the Report on 5/23.


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4HB1817 textestablishing the position of state demographer and a commission on demographic trends; requiring state agencies to prepare a 10-year current services budget; and requiring demographic impact notes on legislation.Sponsors: (Prime) Erin HennesseyLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0345h for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 19-0; see HC 5 P. 23. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/8 and was referred to the Finance Committee. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1067h for the 03/21 House session. The vote was 23-2; see HC 11 P. 4. The House then PASSED the bill with Amendment #2018-1067h on a Voice vote on 3/21. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/4. Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass for the 04/12 Senate session; see SC 16. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/12, and referred it to the Finance Committee. see SJ 12. There was a Public Hearing on 4/30 on proposed amendment #2018-1816s; see SC 19. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1842s; see SC 19A . After a series of Floor Motions, the Senate PASSED the bill on 5/3 with Amendments 2018-1842s, 2018-1905s, 2018-1931s, 2018-1900s, 2018-1873s, and 2018-1897s, on a Voice Vote; see SJ 16. On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concurr with Senate Amendments 1842s;1905s;1931s;1900s;1873s; and 1897s, and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a 283-61 Roll Call Vote. There were Committee of Conference Meetings on 5/15, 5/16 and 5/17.audio
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4SB576deleting the suspension of home health services rate setting.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb BradleyLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/22/2018; SC 8 The Senate TABLED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/22; see Senate Journal 5. On 3/22, the bill was removed from the Table on a Voice vote. A motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate Failed on a Voice vote. A motion to Pass the bill was then made. Floor Amendment #2018-1182s Passed on a Voice vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1182s on a Voice vote. See Senate Journal 10. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/3. There was an Executive Session on 4/11. The Majority Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 4/19 House session. The vote was 15-11; see HC 15 P. 12 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 180-154 roll call vote on 4/19.audio
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4SB417 textrelative to days of rest for employees of recreation camps and youth skill camps.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb Bradley , David Watters, Kevin Avard, William Gannon, Sharon Carson, John Reagan, John Hunt, Richard Hinch, Barbara Biggie, Bob Giuda, James Gray, Ruth WardLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, for 02/15 House session. See SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/15. See Senate Journal 4. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 03/28. There will be a Executive Session on the bill on 04/04. The Majority Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 House session. the vote was 15-6; see HC 15 P. 13. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19.audio
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4SB533 textrelative to mental health parity for workers' compensation.Sponsors: (Prime) Martha HennesseyLabor & EconomyCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0979s, for the 03/08 Senate session. See SC 10A. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/15; see Senate Journal 4 . The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/4. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 House session. the vote was 11-0; see HC 15 P. 6. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19.audio
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4HB1804 textThis bill revises the work requirements for the supplemental nutrition assistance program and the New Hampshire employment program to correspond with the work requirements for participation in the New Hampshire health protection programNeal KurkLabor & EconomyITLThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 15-5; see HC 9 P. 43. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 183-110 Division vote on 3/6. AFSC AFSC- "Another attempt to impose onerous work requirements for recipients of public assistance programs."
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4HB1435 textrelative to business registration requirements.Sponsors: (Prime) Michael Cahill , Martha Fuller ClarkLabor & EconomyISCommittee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 9 P. 6 . The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4HB1222 textrelative to inquiries concerning salary history by prospective employers.Sponsors: (Prime) Janice Schmidt , Ellen Read, Ivy VannLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-9; RC) HC 9 P. 60 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/15.
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4HB1508 textrelative to wage compensation under workers' compensation.Sponsors: (Prime) Herbert RichardsonLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 9 P. 27 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4HB1417 textrelative to failure to make workers' compensation payments.Sponsors: (Prime) Herbert RichardsonLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 13-8; RC) HC 9 P. 73 .The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/21.
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4HB1462 textrelative to health and dental benefits under the workers' compensation law.Sponsors: (Prime) Herbert Richardson , Jeff Woodburnroll callLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-9; RC) HC 9 P. 61 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 175-157 roll call vote on 03/15.
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4HB1609 textestablishing a local option for an additional surcharge on occupancy under the meals and rooms tax.Sponsors: (Prime) Michael Edgar , Martha Fuller Clark, J. Tracy Emerick, Laura Pantelakos, Robert Renny Cushing, Jacqueline Cali-Pitts, Skip Cleaver, Peter Somssichroll callLabor & EconomyITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 14-7; RC) HC 9 P. 78. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 178-148 roll call vote on 03/21. audio
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4HB1619 textadding the rehabilitation of tourist lodging to qualifying structures under the community revitalization tax relief incentive program.Sponsors: (Prime) J. Tracy Emerick , Robert Renny Cushing, Peter Spanos, Daniel Innis, Michael EdgarLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 9 P. 35. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4HB1314 textrepealing the board of conciliation and arbitration.Sponsors: (Prime) Brian SeaworthLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07 House session. The vote was 11-0; see HC 5 P. 11. The House voted that the bill was nexpedient to Legislate on 02/08, on a Voice vote.
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4SB457 textwaiving initial licensure fees for indigent applicants for certain professions.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeff Woodburnroll callLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, for the 02/01 Senate session; see SC 5. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 2/1. See Senate Journal 3. audio
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4SB462 textrelative to occupational licensure for persons with criminal records.Sponsors: (Prime) Gary DanielsLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, for the 03/08 Senate session; see SC 10A. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/8.audio
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SB554This bill sets the minimum hourly rate paid to employees based on whether or not the employer offers health benefits to the employee through an employer-sponsored plan. Donna Soucy, Martha Hennessey, Bette Lasky, Robert Renny Cushing, Kevin Cavanaugh, Jeff Woodburn, Dan Feltes, Lou D'Allesandro, David Watters, acalyn Cilley, Martha Fuller Clark roll callLabor & EconomyITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7. The Senate voted the bill was Inexpedient to legislate on a roll call vote on 2-15.
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