Bill Text: NH SB517 | 2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to the public information and permitting functions of the office of the commissioner in the department of environmental services.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-03-02 - Introduced 02/20/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration [SB517 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-SB517-Amended.html

SB 517 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/06/2020   0292s

2020 SESSION

20-3017

08/04

 

SENATE BILL 517

 

AN ACT relative to the public information and permitting functions of the office of the commissioner in the department of environmental services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. Renzullo, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the functions of the public information and permitting office of the commissioner of the department of environmental services.

 

This bill is a request of the department of environmental services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/06/2020   0292s 20-3017

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the public information and permitting functions of the office of the commissioner in the department of environmental services.

 

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

 

1  Department of Environmental Services; Office of the Commissioner; Public Information.  Amend RSA 21-O:12, IV to read as follows:

IV.  Public information and permitting [shall include all initial public contact relative to permits and applications; furnishing members of the general public with all permit applications and information needed for any project which comes under the jurisdiction of the department, as well as information as to federal or local permits which may be required; assisting] shall assist members of the general public, whenever possible[, to fill out permit applications] by directing them to the appropriate person within the relevant division of the department; and generally providing members of the general public with all of the information necessary for meeting permit requirements[, including information as to where to find the relevant federal laws and regulations, rules, and municipal ordinances].

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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