Bills of Interest – 2016 – 17 Session

CURRENT LSR LIST

2017 Bill language just released

HB 80  MODIFICATION OF 155-d  RETAINED IN COMMITTEE

HB 85     BILL FOR arc Fault & “reasonableness”  PASSED WITH AMENDMENTS

HB 86  bill to change on voting for variances new section reads (I think ?) it only take three votes to grant a variance rather than a majority of board members present at the hearing

HB 92      ADOPTION OF 2015 CODES  RETAINED IN COMITTEE

HB 97   use of drone for Ariel surveillance  – may prohibit use of drone for land use violations?

HB 108   REQUIRED DOCUMENT RETENTION PROVIDES CONVERSION TO ELECTRONIC FORMAT

HB 109   EXEMPTS BUILDING PLANS FROM RIGHT TO KNOW  ITL

HB 117  bill to exempt standby generators from property tax under certain conditions

HB 123   CONTINUATION OF ZBA HEARINGS

HB 131 INTERESTING – if I am reading correctly citizen petitions for zoning changes could be charged cost of notices  OTP WITH AMENDMENT

HB 265  accessory dwelling units OTP W/AMENDMENT

HB 258    on the surface it appears for failed septic systems they want to remove the local prior approval requirement OTP

HB 298 bill makes  modifications licensing requirements, would appear require well pump installers to be licensed plumbers RETAINED IN COMITTEE

HB 299  abutter notice change from certified mail to verified delivery

HB 308 propane companies would be required to notice register of deeds for underground LP tanks

HB 394 Bill restricting testimony on legislation by public employees  NHMA is watching this one

HB 427 Permitting liquor distillation up to 200 gallons per year within homestead. 

HB 522 establish study committee to see which licenses  could be eliminated

HB 538 create provision for temporary licenses while application is being reviewed

HB 617  grants right to jury trial for zoning fines over $275

HB 648  restricts parking for accessible van spaces 

SB 21  education requirements for architects and exemption from license

SB 73  bill would prohibit the need for septic redesign when converting existing bedroom into use for ADU

SB 124 May not be serious but has possibility of legislative interference on local permitting process. 

SB 135 changes state electrical code to 2017 & provides local inspectors authority to verify licenses  

SB 173 prohibits ADU’s being used as short term rentals

SB 201 requires asbestos pamphlets to be provided to contractors  ITL