New Hampshire Legislative Update May 2023

The 2023 legislative session is rapidly winding up with legislation, and for the most part what is left is working out differences between House and Senate versions, if any exist. The House has kept over 200 bills in Committee for more consideration over the summer & fall, and the Senate has kept over 50 bills […]

NHRLA Legislative Update
April 2023

Housing Several housing-related bills have received favorable votes in the Senate SB 145 relative to New Hampshire housing champion designation for municipalities and making appropriations therefor, would include a housing production municipal grant program and a housing infrastructure municipal grant and loan program. SB 202, relative to establishing a homeownership innovations fund in the New […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
March 2023

State News: In an overnight effort to reach a deal that could pass, N.H. House Republican and Democratic leadership came to a compromise on budget package that, on Thursday, April 6th, passed the House on a voice vote. Of note, one of the key concessions made by Republicans was increased funding for New Hampshire workforce […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
February 2023

State News: Governor Sununu’s Budget Package On February 14, Governor Chris Sununu delivered his budget proposal to a joint session of the House& Senate. In his proposed budget he includes another $30 million for the “InvestNH” program “to bringhundreds more units online quickly to help address the lack of available units”. His budget also renews […]

New Hampshire Regulations You Should Know

While there are many laws in New Hampshire regarding topics such as employment, health and safety, and motor vehicles and licenses, there are also regulations associated with those laws. Below are some regulations and rules you should be familiar with from various state agencies along with some helpful resources. To see all NH laws and […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
January 2023

State News: To set the stage for the next two years of the New Hampshire legislative session and presumably Governor Chris Sununu’s last two years in office, its necessary to point out that the N.H. House of Representatives is in a unique circumstance not seen in modern history. The current count in the 400-member House […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
May 2022

The 2022 New Hampshire legislative session came to a close with votes on bills that had differences in the versions passed by each the Senate and House. For the N.H. Retail Lumber Association, it was a mostly positive year. Much of what we had determined to oppose as priority legislation was killed early on, and […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
April 2022

Governor Sununu’s Affordable Housing Plan The 2022 legislative session is winding down, with all committee work having concluded before Friday the 29th. The House & Senate meet on May 4th & 5th to take up committee reports on bills remaining, after which what’s left is to work out any differences between Senate-passed and House-passed versions […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
March 2022

Much of what had been proposed in the 2022 New Hampshire legislative session in the area of labor / benefits has fallen by the wayside. Payroll One positive development is SB 209 Relative to Electronic Wage Payments. As amended by the Senate, the bill makes several changes to the way New Hampshire employers are allowed […]

New Hampshire Legislative Update
February 2022

Governor Chris Sununu recently addressed a joint session of the Legislature to present his 2022 “State of the State” address. Of note to NHRLA, he announced a workforce housing incentive fund. He began his remarks by noting New Hampshire’s status in several categories, leading with being named the “freest state in the nation” by the […]