This week at the State House
The House is set to meet Thursday at 10 a.m., while the Senate does not have a session scheduled this week. Committees of conference have begun to be established and as of Friday afternoon, many had scheduled meeting times either today, tomorrow or Wednesday. Committees must finalize their work by Thursday, and the legislature must vote by the following Thursday. You can see the full list of committees of conference here.
You can find the complete House and Senate calendars below:
Join us for a celebration of passage of SB 6
When Gov. Sununu signed SB 6 into law, our members won a huge, hard-fought victory. This bill, which will add 77 new positions at DCYF, was the result of years of work and dedicated advocacy by our child protection members. We want to celebrate that.
All members are invited to join us for a celebration of the passage of SB 6 at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office.
The event will include a short program, light dinner and, of course, some cake. If you’re able to be here, we ask that you RSVP by Friday, June 21, so that we can arrange for food. You can RSVP using this form.
We hope you’ll be able to join us on the 25th.
WHAT ELSE TO WATCH FOR
Updates on other bills we’re following
Brief updates on the remaining legislation we’re tracking:
Pension COLA: Our state pension COLA bill, HB 616, has been approved by the House and Senate and is working its way through the process. The governor has said he’ll sign the bill.
Clinicians bill: Our bill to establish a commission to study the business environment for mental health providers in New Hampshire, SB 115, was approved by the House, and on Thursday the Senate concurred with the House-amended version. The bill will now move through the process on to the governor. He can sign the bill, veto it, or allow it to become law without his signature.
Union notification: The bill that provides some important union workplace protections, SB 148, was approved by the House, and on Thursday, the Senate concurred with the House-amended version. The bill will now move through the process on to the governor. He can sign the bill, veto it, or allow it to become law without his signature.
Minimum wage: The House previously approved an amended version of the Senate’s minimum wage bill, SB 10, and on Thursday, the Senate asked for a committee of conference. The House agreed, and one has been scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. SEA/SEIU Local 1984 took part in a press conference in support of SB 10 on Wednesday – you can read more here.