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My Opinion

February 9, 2012

My Opinion: February 9, 2012

RAYMOND — This column continues on with the passed bills from the early sessions. Keep in mind that these are bills that were studied in committee, carried over, and reported out of their committee in November. We haven't even started any 2012 bills yet.

These were some of the bills passed on the January 11 session:

HB-582 - relative to communication between employers and employees during bargaining negotiations. Bill allows any party to the collective bargaining process to communicate to employees at any time. A-2761h yes VV, OTP-A yes VV.

HB-388-FN - establishing the amount of the enhanced 911 services surcharge and requiring providers of voice over Internet protocol services to pay surcharges for deposit in the enhanced 911 system fund. Bill requires providers of prepaid wireless services and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services to pay surcharges for deposit in the enhanced 911 system fund. A-2773h yes VV, OTP-a yes

HB-342 - relative to boat operation rules. Bill clarifies who gets certified mail notification relative to changes on water restrictions. A-0079h yes VV, OTP-A yes VV.

HB-242-FN-A - relative to the net operating loss carryover under the business profits tax (BPT). Text of bill already passed in HB-2 last year. This law has no fiscal impact on the current budget. The only thing this bill does is change the effective date from July 2013, to January 2013. A-2568h yes VV, OTP-A yes RC 259-89. Bill came from 2nd comm. (W&M) so goes to senate.

HB-564 - relative to the adoption of forms by the Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) for the filing of taxes and removing the requirement for electronic tax payments. Bill requires that tax forms developed or approved by the DRA shall be adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A, the Administrative Procedure Act, and repeals the exemption from RSA541-A for such forms. A-2745h yes VV, OTP-A yes 271-82. Also from W&M, goes to senate.

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