2017 NH LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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The New Hampshire House and Senate convene on January 4th to formally launch the 2017 legislative session. The process of preparing and filing bills is well underway.  There have been 992 legislative service requests ((LSR’s). Not all of these requests will be filed as bills but as legislators sign off on these requests bill numbers will be assigned. The deadline for the House members to sign off is January 6th . The deadline for the Senate members is January 6th for prime sponsors to sign off and January 13th for co-sponsors. 

AFT-NH has identified 223 legislative service requests of primary interest to our members.  Analysis and updates will be distributed on these bills throughout the session.

The complete list of House and Senate deadlines is provided below.

2017 HOUSE DEADLINES

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.   Last day to sign-off on all LSRs
Friday, January 27, 2017                       Last day to introduce House Bills
Thursday, February 9, 2017                  Last day to report HBs going to a second committee

Thursday, February 16, 2017                Last day to act on HBs going to a second committee 

Thursday, March 2, 2017                      Last day to report all HBs not in a second committee, except budget bills
Thursday, March 9, 2017                      Last day to act on HBs not in a second committee, except budget bills
Thursday, March 16, 2017                    Last day to report all HBs, except budget bills. Last day to report list of retained HBs
Thursday, March 23, 2017                    Last day to act on all HBs, except budget bills
Thursday, March 30, 2017                    Last day to report budget bills
Thursday, April 6, 2017                         BUDGET CROSSOVER. Last day to act on budget bills
Thursday, April 27, 2017                       Last day to report Senate Bills going to a second committee
Thursday, May 4, 2017                         Last day to act on SBs going to a second committee
Thursday, May 25, 2017                       Last day to report all remaining SBs Last day to report list of retained SBs
Thursday, June 1, 2017                        Last day to act on SBs
Thursday, June 8, 2017                        Last day to form Committees of Conference
Thursday, June 15, 2017                      Last day to sign Committee of Conference reports
Thursday, June 22, 2017                      Last day to act on Committee of Conference reports

 

2017 SENATE HOUSE DEADLINES

Friday, January 6, 2017          Deadline for prime sponsors to sign off on legislation.
Friday, January 13, 2017        Deadline for co-sponsors to sign off on legislation.
Thursday, March 9, 2017        Deadline for Policy Committees to ACT on all Senate bills with a fiscal impact, except bills exempted pursuant to Senate Rule 4-5.
Thursday, March 30, 2017      CROSSOVER – Deadline to ACT on all Senate bills.
Thursday, May 11, 2017         Deadline for Policy Committees to ACT on all House bills with a fiscal impact, except bills exempted pursuant to Senate Rule 4-5.
Thursday, June 1, 2017          Deadline to ACT on all House bills.
Thursday, June 8, 2017          Deadline to FORM Committees of Conference.
Thursday, June 15, 2017        Deadline to SIGN Committee of Conference Reports.
Thursday, June 22, 2017        Deadline to ACT on Committee of Conference Reports.