2017-2018 House Deadlines

The following deadlines have been adopted by the House for 2017 and 2018.

Filing period for new legislation:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 First day to file LSRs for 2018
Friday, September 22, 2017 Last day to file LSRs (4:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 27, 2017 Last day to sign off LSRs (4:00 p.m.)

Retained Bills:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Last day to report retained bills

2018 Legislative Session:

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Last day to introduce House legislation
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Last day to report House Bills going to second committee
Thursday, February 8, 2018 Last day to act on House Bills going to a second committee
Thursday, March 1, 2018 Last day to report House Bills not in a second committee
Thursday, March 8, 2018 Last day to act on House Bills not in a second committee
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Last day to report all House Bills
Thursday, March 22, 2018 CROSSOVER. Last day to act on all House Bills
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Last day to report Senate Bills going to a second committee
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Last day to act on Senate Bills going to a second committee
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Last day to report all remaining Senate Bills
Thursday, May 3, 2018 Last day to act on all remaining Senate Bills
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Last day to form committees of conference
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Last day to sign committee of conference reports (4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Last day to act on committee of conference reports

House Leaders’ Statements on Committee of Conference Budget Passage

CONCORD – House Republican Leaders issued statements following the affirmative vote of the State Senate and House of Representatives to send HB144 and HB517 to the governor’s desk for signature. The committee of conference report on HB144 received a 198-169 vote, and HB517 received a 212-161 vote on Thursday, after months of public input, review, and analysis by House and Senate budget writers.

House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson):

“This is a budget the legislature and the people of New Hampshire can be proud of. This budget provides increased resources to address the opioid crisis, mental illness, domestic violence, and includes several reforms to state government while keeping spending in check. We’ve achieved a balance that ensures our citizens will have access to the services they need while reducing the tax burden. Members of the House and Senate have worked tirelessly on this budget, which in my opinion makes sense for our state, our communities, and our constituents.” read more…

House Leaders Applaud Committee of Conference Agreements on Budget

CONCORD – House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) and House Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued statements following conclusion of the committee of conference negotiations on the final state budget proposal.

House Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack):

“Voters sent Republican majorities back to Concord to continue managing our state in a fiscally responsible manner. This budget, like our current budget, meets the needs of our state, and addresses our priorities. We achieve these goals while continuing to make New Hampshire more competitive by reducing the tax burden on our business community, and reducing electricity bills by repealing a tax on electricity consumption. We’ve already received a high level of positive feedback from House Republicans, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to pass this budget next week.”

House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson):

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Majority Leader Applauds House Passage of SB3

Today, the House passed SB3, relative to domicile for voting purposes. The bill as amended by the House eliminates the domicile loophole that allows voters to register without proving their domicile while also shifting the responsibility of proving domicile on to the voter. The bill also creates a clear process for verifying an individual’s domicile and clarifies how municipal and state officials should address questions of domicile. The bill passed the House today by a 191-162 vote.

House Majority Leader Richard “Dick” Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued the following statement:

“I applaud the hard work of our Election Law experts in the House and Senate and am pleased to see SB3 pass the House. New Hampshire holds more local and state elections than any other state in the nation, with numerous outcomes being decided by single digit margins. SB3 will help maintain confidence in our elections by eliminating drive-by voting and removing the domicile loophole by making domicile a verifiable act.”

“SB3 holds all residents to an equal standard and makes sure that every duly qualified voter who shows up to the polls has the opportunity to vote.”

“I look forward to getting this important legislation to the Governor’s desk as quickly as possible.”

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