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Priority Bills Update

Jillian Lynch

Greetings from the NHCDA Legislative Committee. At last weeks' membership meeting, NHCamp's lobbyist Deb Vanderbeek identified and described several bills that the NHCamps Legislative Committee has been monitoring in 2020 (up until the NH House of Representatives and Senate were suspended on March 17).

To hear Deb's overview of the current bills, watch the snippet from the Membership meeting below.

While the legislature is on hold, we are still monitoring these bills. 

You can follow along by reviewing the list of bills by going here: https://nhcamps.org/API/Evotiva-UserFiles/FileActionsServices/DownloadFile?ItemId=5149&ModuleId=460&TabId=52 If you click on the bill titles in column A you will see the "gencourt" bill description and details.

Deb's most recent update on 4/10: 

"The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee will be holding its first-ever remote meeting today for the purpose of accepting federal funds under the CARES act. We will keep you posted on whether legislative leadership decides to expand this technology to other committees.

"This week the Governor established GOFERR (Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery) which will be the office overseeing all outbreak-related federal funds. Yesterday he named Former State Senator and current Banking Commissioner Jerry Little to be the Director of that Office. The Governor also established a bipartisan Legislative Advisory Board within the office to ensure transparency and provide input into the process.

"Lastly, the NH Education Commissioner has indicated that the Governor will decide no later than April 17 if schools will re-open.  This may give us some indication on the timeframe for how long the stay-at-home order will continue."

Thank you for being a member of NHCamps. We hope you find this information useful and look forward to keeping you posted on these and other bills once the legislature resumes, hopefully soon!

Happy Camping, 
Nick Robbins
Legislative Committee Chair

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