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  • Update week 2 2010 session
    Updated On: Jun 09, 2017

    Legislative Update Week of January 10th
    2nd Week of the 2010 Legislative Session


    Wednesday was an exciting day for fire fighters and the other beneficiaries of the New Hampshire Retirement System.   The New Hampshire House defeated HB401, 200 to 147, which would have reduced the number of beneficiary members on the NHRS Board of Trustees. Many thanks to the PFFNH members who worked the House Floor for two session days in order to secure this victory.  Please click here to view how your local State Representative voted.
    If they voted ITL please take the time to thank them, we’re going to need their vote again this session!

    Session has just started and the first few weeks will be filled with hearings and work sessions.  This week there were a few hearings of note, including HB 1179: relative to municipal access to the enhanced 911 database.

    The room was packed for HB 1191: relative to fire sprinkler systems,
    and HB 1486: prohibiting the use of fire sprinkler systems in certain dwellings.
    These two bills will continue to get a lot of attention as the session continues and we will monitor them closely.
    HB 1486:

    Upcoming legislative action this week:

    Tuesday January 19

    HB 1664-FN, making appropriations reductions in the operating budget for fiscal year 2011 and relative to state revenues and expenditures.
    (This bill increases the state retirement system member contribution rate for fiscal year 2011, reduces the municipal normal contribution rate, and increases the retiree health insurance premium contribution.

    HB 1648-FN, prohibiting interference with access to medical services and health insurance of New Hampshire citizens.

    HB 1522, relative to local spending caps.
    SB 428, establishing a committee to study dispatch times within the enhanced 911 system.

    ??Wednesday January 20

    ??HB 1428-FN, relative to death benefits for surviving spouses of a New Hampshire retirement system member.

    HB 1530-FN-L, redefining earnable compensation of members of the New Hampshire retirement system.

    HB 1576-FN, relative to certain retirement system beneficiaries receiving a retirement allowance while in active service.

    HB 1645-FN, relative to freedom of choice on whether to join a labor union.

    Thursday January 21

    Subcommittee work session on HB 1131, relative to requirements for firefighter certification.

    HB 1334, relative to penalties for unpaid fines concerning hazardous materials accidents.

    HB 1682-FN, relative to the methodology for determining retirement system contribution rates.

    If you or your members have any questions about this weeks bills or any other legislative action please don’t hesitate to contact me!


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