The Speaker of the House established a joint committee to work on SB-152-FN-A-Local, an act relative to video lottery and table gaming. It is the Speaker’s prerogative to form such an ad hoc committee. This joint committee will comprise of all members of both the House Finance and Ways & Means committees, totaling 45 members, with Fin. Chairman Wallner as chair, and Ways & Means Chairman Almy as vice chair. One good thing about making this joint it will only have to come to the House floor once. If she didn’t do this, the bill would have had to go to one committee, come to the House floor, then go to the other as a 2nd committee, and then back to the House floor a second time.
(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at email@example.com)