SB 329  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-3068

11/04

 

SENATE BILL 329

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study barriers to housing development in New Hampshire, including workforce and middle-income housing.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31; Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study barriers to housing development in New Hampshire, including workforce and middle-income housing.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-3068

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study barriers to housing development in New Hampshire, including workforce and middle-income housing.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Commission Established.  Amend RSA 674 by inserting after section 61 the following new section:

674:61-a  Commission Established.

I.  There is established a commission to study barriers to housing development in New Hampshire, including workforce and middle-income housing.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  One representative of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, appointed by the authority.

(d)  One representative of New Hampshire Legal Assistance, appointed by the organization.

(e)  One representative of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors, appointed by the organization.

(f)  One representative of a local housing authority, appointed by the governor.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall study barriers to housing development in New Hampshire, including workforce and middle-income housing.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2022.

2  Repeal.  RSA 674:61-a, relative to barriers to housing development in New Hampshire, including workforce and middle-income housing, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2022.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.