For Immediate Release
Posted: June 24, 2022


Communications Director
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Governor Chris Sununu Takes Action on 38 Bills

Concord, NH – This week, Governor Chris Sununu signed 36 bills into law:

  • HB 84, An act declaring May 21, 2022 as Ona Judge Staines Day
  • HB 293, An act relative to the procedure for adoption of a minor child
  • HB 347, An act relative to driving with a suspended license
  • HB 381, An act relative to laboratory testing
  • HB 481, An act establishing the office of the right-to-know ombudsman and making an appropriation therefor
  • HB 503, An act codifying the council on housing stability and relative to telehealth and medically assisted treatment for substance use disorder
  • HB 514, An act to ballot column rotation
  • HB 543, An act establishing a commission to study nuclear power and nuclear reactor technology in New Hampshire
  • HB 1039, An act relative to the definition of "beverage manufacturer retail outlet," certain liquor licenses and fees, including beer and specialty beverage festival licenses, relative to direct to consumer shipments of alcohol
  • HB 1040, An act establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for the funding of improvements to the state's highways and bridges and their resulting improvements to the environment
  • HB 1132, An act relative to applications for a charter conversion school
  • HB 1160, An act relative to obedience to signals at railroad crossings
  • HB 1178, An act prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and be arms
  • HB 1258, An act relative to the implementation of the department of energy and relative to the definition of "municipal host" for purposes of limited electrical energy producers
  • HB 1311, An act prohibiting persons charged with or convicted of certain assault or controlled drug possession violations from employment in a public school or being granted teaching credentials
  • HB 1335, An act relative to the parole board and the procedure for medical parole of prisoners
  • HB 1448, An act relative to the pretermitted heir statute
  • HB 1467, An act relative to recounts of state representative races during a general election
  • HB 1495, An act prohibiting the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status
  • HB 1513, An act relative to the definition of a child with a disability under special education laws and providing funding for special education costs for students over age 21 until their 22nd birthday
  • HB 1526, An act relative to income eligibility for in and out medical assistance and relative to the executive committee for the mental health counseling compact
  • HB 1531, An act repealing certain statutory commissions relating to children and relative to the membership of the oversight commission on children's services
  • HB 1552, An act establishing a board for the certification for the certification of assessing persons
  • HB 1597, An act permitting arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court
  • HB 1604, An act including state medical facilities in the statute providing medical freedom in immunizations, and relative to licensure of case management service providers
  • HB 1606, An act relative to administration of the state immunization registry
  • HB 1626, An act relative to the unique pupil identification system
  • HB 1661, An act relative to regional career technical education agreements, an appropriation for preliminary work for a new legislative parking garage, health and human services, establishing an extraordinary need grant for schools, training and procedures for zoning and planning boards, and financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development
  • HB 1671, An act relative to the content of an adequate education
  • SB 229, An act relative to pharmacist administration of vaccines
  • SB 271, An act relative to the Burgess BioPower facility
  • SB 364, An act relative to the use of electronic poll books
  • SB 397, An act relative to the mental health counseling compact and the interstate compact on the placement of children
  • SB 419, An act establishing a commission to study the delivery of public health services in New Hampshire through regional public health networks
  • SB 424, An act relative to renewable energy and natural gas
  • SB 445, An act relative to broadband matching grant initiative

Governor Sununu issued the following statement regarding HB 1178:

"New Hampshire has a proud tradition of responsible firearms stewardship, and I've long said that I'm not looking to make any changes to our laws," said Governor Chris Sununu. "This bill will ensure that New Hampshire's law enforcement efforts will be on our own State firearms laws – and that's where I believe their focus should be."

Please see below for a list of bills vetoed by Governor Chris Sununu this week:

  • HB 1022, An act permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug Ivermectin by means of a standing order and establishing a commission to study the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19
    NOTE: A copy of the Governor's HB 1022 veto message can be found here.
  • HB 1454, An act relative to permits for the siting of new landfills
    NOTE: A copy of the Governor's HB 1454 veto message can be found here.