CHAPTER 296

HB 1134 - FINAL VERSION

 

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2022 SESSION

22-2097

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1134

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study proper labeling and disposal of disposable wipes.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Buco, Carr. 2; Rep. Thompson, Coos 1; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study proper labeling and disposable wipes.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 establishing a committee to study proper labeling and disposal of disposable wipes.

 

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

 

296:1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study encouraging the proper labeling of disposable wipes products and assessing the impact to public wastewater infrastructure and water quality related to the improper disposal of wipes.

296:2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

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

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

296:3  Duties.  The committee shall study:

I.  Impacts to water quality and the associated costs to New Hampshire municipalities for impacts on wastewater infrastructure from wipes that are flushed.

II.  Ways to ensure the proper labeling of disposable wipes by manufacturers.

III.  Engineering and technological improvements that may mitigate the problem of non-flushable waste.

296:4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

296:5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2022.

296:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 01, 2022

Effective Date: July 01, 2022