CHAPTER 199

HB 1420-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

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HOUSE BILL 1420-FN

 

AN ACT prohibiting the issuance of new landfill permits until the state's solid waste plan is updated.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. Thompson, Coos 1; Rep. Burroughs, Carr. 1; Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the issuance of new landfill permits under the state's solid waste plan is updated.

 

This bill also prospectively repeals the prohibition when the final updated solid waste plan is published.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT prohibiting the issuance of new landfill permits until the state's solid waste plan is updated.

 

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

 

199:1  New Paragraph; Landfill Permits; Solid Waste Plan.  Amend RSA 149-M:9 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

V-a.  The department shall not issue a permit for the construction of a new landfill, excluding the expansion of existing landfills, unless the department makes a positive determination that the permit application is consistent with the state's solid waste plan that has been updated consistent with the requirements of RSA 149-M:29.

199:2  Repeal.  RSA 149-M:9, V-a, relative to issuance of permits for construction of new landfills, is repealed.

199:3  Contingency.  Section 2 of this act shall become effective on the date the commissioner of the department of environmental services certifies to the director of the office of legislative services and the secretary of state that the publication of the solid waste plan update has been published in accordance with RSA 149-M:29.    

199:4  Effective Date.  

I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect as provided in section 3 of this act.

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

 

Approved: June 17, 2022

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 shall take effect as provided in section 3.

II. Remainder effective June 17, 2022