CHAPTER 321

HB 1148 - FINAL VERSION

 

05/05/2022   1821s

26May2022... 2123EBA

 

2022 SESSION

22-2360

12/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1148

 

AN ACT relative to a report on the authority of government entities subordinate to the state to restrict the types of fuel sources that may be used for energy.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Plett, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of energy to report on the authority of a municipality regarding energy usage and targets.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/05/2022   1821s

26May2022... 2123EBA 22-2360

12/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to a report on the authority of government entities subordinate to the state to restrict the types of fuel sources that may be used for energy.

 

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

 

321:1  Department of Energy; Report Required.  The department of energy shall report to the chairpersons of the house science, technology, and energy committee, the senate energy and natural resources committee, the house municipal and county government committee, and the senate election law and municipal affairs committee by June 1, 2023, concerning:

I.  The authority of municipalities to enact or enforce a resolution, ordinance, rule, code, policy, or take any action that restricts or prohibits or has the effect of restricting or prohibiting the types or fuel sources of energy production which may be used, delivered, converted, or supplied to customers.

II.  Any restrictions on the authority of municipalities to implement policies or goals to meet "net-zero" or "zero emissions" targets.

321:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 08, 2022

Effective Date: July 08, 2022