Upcoming hearings and work sessions
CURRENT CHILDCARE WORK:
House Bills 1710 and 1712 were heard at the Children and Family Law committee on 1/28. There will be a work session at 9:30am on HB1712 on Thursday, 1/30/20 Legislative Office Building room 206. HB1712 addresses keeping a child care facility open during the appeal process, by changing the presumption to innocent until proven guilty.
NEW CHILDCARE WORK:
Tuesday, 2/4 is a busy day for childcare bills in the Executive Departments and Administration committee. There are three bills scheduled for hearings include:
HB1709 addresses and clarifies local enforcement confusion over zoning, commercial kitchen, and sprinkler systems for home-based childcare businesses.
HB1711 creates a study committee to look at other licenses, such as real estate, and the appeals process for a licensee to keep their license, including due process and involvement of peers.
HB1713 reduces annual continuing education requirement from 18 to 6 hours for childcare workers.
If you are able to attend in person, the ED&A hearings take place at the Legislative Office Building, room 306 from 1 to 3pm on 2/4. You can sign up to testify by filling out a pink card, or sign in to support the bills but not speak by filling out the blue sheets.
If you are not able to attend, or if you have written testimony, the email address to send comments to the entire ED&A committee is HouseExecutiveDepartmentsandAdministration@leg.state.nh.us
On Wednesday 1/29 at 10:15am at the House Commerce Committee in Legislative Office Building room 302, I will be presenting HB1215 a Solar Bill of Rights to set the requirement at a simple majority, or 51% of votes for condominium and homeowner associations to approve installation of a solar power system.
On Wednesday 2/5 at 2:15pm at the House Science Technology and Energy Committee in Legislative Office Building room 304, I will be presenting HB1444 to adopt the California Emissions Standard for vehicles, which will allow auto dealers in NH to receive zero emissions vehicles and low emissions vehicles from manufacturers - who are currently sending them to every other state in the Northeast except NH.
Thanks for your support,