Saturday, January 22, 2005

Coming Soon to a Legislature Near You

Friday was "Sign-Off Day" at the State House. This is the day when legislators must officially sign the paperwork approving blls for introduction to the House or Senate.

The legislative web site doesn't have the text for most of my bills up yet, but full information shoudld be available within the next few days.

In the meantime, here are the bills I am sponsoring or co-sponsoring, with a quick description of what the legislation seeks to accomplish:

2005-H-0024-R relative to mercury reduction.
Sponsors: (Prime) James G Phinizy
David L Babson
Howard C Dickinson
Peter M Sullivan
Jim Ryan
Sylvia B Larsen
Peter H Burling
Margaret W Hassan

2005-H-0101-R
HB103 making an appropriation to the department of education for charter schools.
Sponsors: (Prime) John B Hunt
John R M Alger
Clair A Snyder
Peter M Sullivan

(This bill had a hearing before the House Finance Committee this past week)

HB76 revising the process of charter school approval by the state board of education.
Sponsors: (Prime) John B Hunt
John R M Alger
Clair A Snyder
Peter M Sullivan

(This bill was heard by the House Education Committee this past week)

2005-H-0149-R establishing a research and development tax credit against the business profits tax.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan

(Reps. Pete Hinkle and Steve Michon are working on something similar, so the bills might end up being consolidated; stay tuned)

2005-H-0150-R establishing the crime victim employment leave act.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan

2005-H-0151-R establishing a commission to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide non-emergency 311 telephone system.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan

2005-H-0152-R establishing a commission on economic independence.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan

2005-H-0153-R requiring disclosure of gifts and campaign contributions by lobbyists.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan

2005-H-0154-R commending the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on their championship.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan
Timothy E Easson
(Tim and I disagree on damn near everything, but we are both F-Cats fans)

2005-H-0155-R proclaiming March as New Hampshire Irish American Month.
Sponsors: (Prime) Peter M Sullivan
Martha Fuller Clark

2005-H-0566-R relative to provisions for permissible contact between the agent of a defendant subject to a protective order and a plaintiff.
Sponsors: (Prime) William V Knowles
David A Bickford
Tony F Soltani
Peter M Sullivan
Margaret W Hassan
Peter H Burling
Sheila Roberge

(This has to be the weirdest set of co-sponsors I have ever seen)