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June 7, 2012

My Opinion: June 7, 2012

RAYMOND — This article continues with more of the May 15, 16, and 17 Session bills that were passed off the Regular Calendar. The titles with (/) are a non-germaine amendment of a previous House bill that was killed by the Senate and was then added to the Senate bill:

SB-370-FN - relative to the powers of the state veterinarian. This bill provides for powers of the state veterinarian. A-2119h and bill passed OTP-A on voice votes.

SB-239-FN - relative to the membership and duties of the installation standards board. Bill: (1) Updates the installation standards board. (2) Reduces the board size from 12 to 9 by eliminating the position of those who never attend meetings. (3) Provides for the appointment of board members by the Governor and Council, rather than by the Commissioner of Safety. A-1588h and bill passed OTP-A on voice votes.

SB-259 - relative to the appointment of the Director of Parks and Harbors, relative to the transfer of land within the Pease Development Authority (PDA), and relative to dredging the Hampton and Seabrook Harbors. Bill: (1) Transfers appointment of the Director of Ports and Harbors from the Governor to the PDA Board of Directors. (2) Extends the date by which regulatory authority over certain lands within the PDA is to be transferred to the local municipalities. (3) Authorizes the Pease Division of Ports and Harbors to enter into a project partnership agreement with the Department of Army for the purpose of dredging portions of the Hampton and Seabrook Harbors. A-2187h and bill passed OTP-A on voice votes.

SB-311-FN-A - relative to weights and measures. Bill: (1) Establishes a Director of the Division of Weights and Measures.(2) Establishes a Weights and Measures Advisory Board. (3) Allows the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food, to collect certain fees related to weights and measures, and adopt procedures to investigate weights and measures complaints. (4) Establishes requirements for delivery tickets and invoices on petroleum products delivery. A-2146h passed D 195-111. Bill passed OTP-A D 204-106.

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