Happening in the Legislature This Week

It’s a big week in the Senate, as committees there start taking up some key legislation passed by the House. Meanwhile, things will be relatively quiet in the House, as committees there have just begun taking up Senate-passed legislation. Here is a brief rundown of what we’ll be watching this week:

Tuesday

Tobacco tax: Senate Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing on HB 659, which would increase the tobacco tax by 20 cents a pack. (10:15 a.m. State House Room 103)

Prison privatization: Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on HB 443, which would ban prison privatization in New Hampshire. See the post above for more information on this. (1 p.m. State House Room 103)

Minimum wage: Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on HB 501, which would institute a state minimum hourly wage. (2:20 p.m. LOB Room 101)

Wednesday

Single liquor commissioner: Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on HB 599, which would establish a single liquor commissioner. (9 a.m. State House Room 100)

Notification for rehired retirees: Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on HB 364, which requires NH Retirement System employers to notify retired employees who are rehired in a part time capacity of the annual limitations on part-time work. (9:20 a.m. State House Room 100)

Workplace bullying: Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on HB 591, which requires agencies to create policies prohibiting abusive workplace environments. See the post above for more info on this. (9:40 a.m. State House Room 100)

As always, we remind you that you can find the House calendars and journals here; you can find the Senate calendar and journals here.

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