For Immediate Release
Posted: July 08, 2022

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Governor Chris Sununu Signs 14 Bills

Concord, NH – This week, Governor Chris Sununu signed 14 bills into law.

Governor Chris Sununu Statement on HB 1280, an act prohibiting a parent's refusal to vaccinate a child from being used as evidence in any proceeding to terminating parental rights and enacting the 2009 interstate compact for the placement of children:

"Today, New Hampshire has taken critical steps forward in helping ensure we keep children at-risk for abuse or neglect safe, even when they are crossing state lines. I continue to urge all States across the country to take similar action immediately so we can work together to protect our nation's vulnerable children."

Note: HB 1280 put into action two of the systemic improvements recommended in the "Comprehensive Update on the Ongoing Case Involving Harmony Montgomery."&

Note: Governor Sununu previously urged his fellow Governors to take similar action.

Governor Chris Sununu Statement on SB 357 & 376, an act relative to mental health training for first responders and an act relative to creating a board to review police incidents involving citizens affected by mental health issues:

"New Hampshire law enforcement sets the gold standard, and we remain one of the safest states in the country. These bills will ensure that those who are tasked with keeping us safe have access to services and programs that will help them serve our fellow citizens on front-lines."

Governor Chris Sununu statement on SB 270, an act establishing a low-moderate income community solar program: 

"Inflation and rising energy prices hit our low income families hardest, and this bill will help ensure that these NH families and communities can share in the benefits of clean energy."

Please see below for a full list of the bills Governor Chris Sununu signed into law this week:

  • HB 91, An act relative to death benefits of first responders who die from suicide
  • HB 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
  • HB 1256, An relative to positions within the department of military affairs and veterans services, making an appropriation to the state regenerative manufacturing workforce development fund, and adjusting and making an appropriation relative to the Medicaid reimbursement rates for ambulance services
  • HB 1269, An act relative to certain legislative study committees
  • HB 1280, An act prohibiting a parent's refusal to vaccinate a child from being used as evidence in any proceeding to terminating parental rights and enacting the 2009 interstate compact for the placement of children
  • HB 1421, An act relative to lead in school drinking water
  • HB 1547, An act relative to perfluorinated chemical remediation in soil and procedures for certain hazardous waste generators
  • HB 1567, An act relative to consequences resulting from election official misconduct
  • SB 262, An act relative to customer generators of electric energy
  • SB 270, An act establishing a low-moderate income community solar program
  • SB 281, An act relative to nursing home policies regarding notice of vacancy
  • SB 357, An act relative to mental health training for first responders
  • SB 376, An act relative to creating a board to review police incidents involving citizens affected by mental health issues
  • SB 410, An act relative to public comment periods at school district meetings and meetings of the state board of education