Upcoming Hearings and Votes (Week of 1/8/24)

Upcoming Hearings and Votes (Week of 1/8/24)
New Futures

Welcome to Week Two of the 2024 Legislative Session! Thank you to everyone who signed in or emailed lawmakers about bills last week – your advocacy efforts make a difference.

In this resource, we've compiled a list of bills with upcoming hearings. Additionally, we have summarized key highlights from last week's legislative activities and ways you can continue to take action.

It's worth noting that the House and Senate will not conduct full sessions this week, indicating that no bills will proceed to either chamber for votes in the current week.

1:10 PM: SB 392 - Increasing Efforts to Make Homes Lead-Safe

SB 392 increases efforts to make New Hampshire homes and communities lead-safe by allocating additional resources to a fund that helps homeowners and landlords remove lead hazards from their buildings.

SIGN IN to Support SB 392

9:00 AM: SB 403 - Investing in the Health Care Workforce

SB 403 aims to grow the state’s healthcare workforce by investing in programs that attract, train, and retain health care professionals.

SIGN IN to Support SB 403

9:00 AM: SB 505 - Permanently Banning Hemp-Derived THC Products

SB 505 would permanently ban the sale of hemp-derived THC products in New Hampshire.

SIGN IN to Support SB 505

If you would like to attend any of these hearings in person, please let us know and a member of our Community Engagement team will be in touch to offer assistance.

House Votes

Drug Checking Equipment (HB 470): The House voted 212-161 to pass HB 470, which legalizes the use and distribution of all drug-checking equipment in New Hampshire. This bill now heads to the Senate – we’ll be in touch for advocacy opportunities when the bill is assigned to a Senate Committee.

Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Youth (HB 619): The House also passed an amended version of HB 619, 199-175. The amended version of this bill bans gender-affirming surgeries for minors, and prohibits New Hampshire doctors from referring a patient’s care to an out-of-state provider. This bill now heads to the Senate – we’ll be in touch with ways to urge lawmakers to oppose this ban when the bill is assigned to a Senate Committee.

Public Hearings

Public hearings were held on bills relating to child care for child care workers (SB 404), improving access to lead testing (SB 399), mandating insurance companies cover youth mental health services (SB 411), and limiting alcohol advertising to youth (SB 335). Senate committees will hold executive sessions to vote on a recommendation for these bills. Nearly 400 people You can still email the committees to encourage them to support these bills:


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