ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS – 2021
As bills that we are tracking come up in committee hearings, it is imperative that concerned folks, like you and me, take action.
1) Prior to a scheduled hearing, express your testimony to committee members – calling representatives carries more impact than emailing. On the committee pages on the gencourt site you can find contact information for each member.
2) For the actual hearings this year- signing in, attending, and testifying is all done remotely. Signing in for these is essential to be counted and to have the opportunity to speak. To observe only- use the YouTube-live link. If you plan to speak, find the zoom link on the gencourt bill-docket page.
3) After the hearing, you could follow up with representatives to thank them for hearing your testimony and answer questions they might have.
4) Committees make recommendations that go forward to all members. OTP (ought to pass) ITL (inexpedient to legislate) Adding “A” to the recommendation if amended. There will be more steps to take, stay tuned.
HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW https://www.nh.gov/almanac/bills.htm
NH House of Representatives: