City Council Legislative Subcommittee Meeting Conference Room A 7:30 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 I. Greeting: Mayor Lister II. Review of bills to watch from NHMA- Chris Dwyer SB 146 –requiring accessory dwelling units in all residential districts; HB 292- extending “good Samaritan” protection to architects/contractors who are called upon for assistance in the case of an emergency/by homeland security; Restore RSA 31-A regarding revenue sharing legislation; Proposed amendment to RSA 673 regarding qualifications for building inspectors; Ban of synthetic drugs (SPICE) III. Meals and Rooms update – Amendment to LSR 748 relative to the disposition of meals and room tax revenues to towns and cities and new legislation proposed by Senator Martha Fuller Clark relative to enabling legislation for municipalities to charge hotel occupancy fees. IV. Statewide Education Property Tax (SWEPT) – Senator Martha Fuller Clark and Jane Ferrini History of SWEPT, Discussion of CACR 3- a constitutional amendment on state funding for education, SB 204- relative to repealing the educational tax credit program, SB 227relative to calculating the cost of an adequate education, HB 562- repealing the limitation on the total education grant distributed to a municipality in a fiscal year and reducing the stabilization grants to certain municipalities, SB 228- relative to the maximum total education grant adjustment of stabilization grants and adequate education funding for fullday kindergarten pupils, HB 680- relative to establishing the rate for and the collection of the education property tax. V. Bills to Watch – Subcommittee Members, Delegates and Staff A. B. C. D. E. F. Right to know- HB 138, HB 108, HB 181, HB 285, HB 447, HB 606, HB 613, HB 633, HB 646, HB 656, SB 149– Jane Ferrini SAG funding- HB 376 – Brian Goetz Assessing- HB192 prohibit use of DAR utility values in appeals of local property tax assessments; HB 547- establishing the exemption from property taxation for telecommunications poles and conduits; HB 224- Pollution Control Abatementsrepeal of RSA 72:12-a, water and air pollution control facilities tax exemption status.- Rosann Maurice Lentz HB 208- repealing the NH Greenhouse Gas initiative program – Peter Britz HB 619 noise barriers- Peter Rice Other bills of interest VI. RSA 675:7 - Problems with new notice requirements regarding zoning amendments – City Attorney Bob Sullivan VII. Update on the Police Department’s efforts to combat the rise in heroin related crime and overdoses. - Deputy Chief Corey MacDonald VIII. Schedule Next Meeting. IX. Adjournment.
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