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Each year, the NH Department of Environmental Services tracks bills that relate to NHDES programs or that otherwise might affect the agency in the New Hampshire State Legislature.

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Current NHDES Testimony Letters - 2016

The following are letters of testimony presented by NHDES at legislative committee hearings in the current legislative session.

Bill # Title
HB 1119 relative to the maximum optional fee for transportation improvements charged by municipalities when collecting motor vehicle registration fees [January 12, 2016]
HB 1171 relative to appeals heard by the waste management council [January 13, 2016] [March 23, 2016]
HB 1245 relative to petitions for adoption of rules under the administrative procedures act and incorporation of documents by reference [March 30, 2016]
HB 1282 relative to the state building code [February 2, 2016]
HB 1298 relative to damage to private property [February 2, 2016]
HB 1299 relative to the frequency of background checks for camp employees [January 19, 2016]
HB1398 establishing a commission to study septic sludge spreading [January 19, 2016]
HB 1428 making appropriations to the department of environmental services for the purpose of funding eligible and completed drinking water and wastewater projects under the state aid grant program [April 5, 2016]
HB 1442 relative to objections to proposed agency rules under the administrative procedure act [January 28, 2016]
HB1461 relative to the definition of and criteria for protection instream flow [January 26, 2016] [April 20, 2016]
HB 1517 relative to temporary seasonal docks [January 12, 2016]
HB1528 relative to standards for aerobic septic systems [January 19, 2016]
HB 1568 relative to prepaid road tolls for certain alternative energy vehicles [January 19, 2016]
HB 1589 prohibiting the transportation of exotic aquatic weeds [January 26, 2016] [April 6, 2016]
HB 1595 relative to the rivers management and protection program [January 26, 2016] [March 30, 2016]
HB 1602 establishing a road usage fee and making an appropriation therefor [January 19, 2016]
HB 1640 relative to the expiration of administrative rules [January 28, 2016]
HB 1649 relative to state inspection of new motor vehicles [January 12, 2016]
HB 1691 making certain changes to the renewable portfolio standard [January 26, 2016]
SB 335 transferring administration of the building code review board to the office of professional licensure and certification, and relative to appeals of decisions of the state fire marshal [January 13, 2016]
SB 359 relative to funding electric vehicle charging stations with municipal registration permits [January 12, 2016]
SB 364 establishing a committee to study the feasibility of incorporating complete streets into the 10-year transportation improvement plan [January 12, 2016]
SB 367 including state water pollution control and public water system grants proposed by the department of environmental services in the capital budget [February 10, 2016]
SB 368 making a capital appropriation for department of environmental services monitoring equipment [February 10, 2016]
SB 374 requiring the office of energy and planning to update coastal flooding trends [February 3, 2016]
SB 375 establishing the coastal marine natural resources and environment commission [February 3, 2016]
SB 440 repealing the repeal of certain fees in the shoreland protection act [January 19, 2016]
SB 452 requiring certain state agencies to conduct an audit of laws governing coastal regions to enable authorities to take appropriate actions [February 17, 2016]
SB 492 the energy efficiency fund [February 10, 2016]

Bills Tracked and Testimony Letters Presented in Past Sessions

Bills tracked and testimony letters presented by DES in past legislative sessions are available by year, on the webpages below.

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