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mastheadPIANH bill tracking and priority billsJune 18, 2014

PIA priority bills will be highlighted in grey.

 

Bill No.       

Status

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S.B.359

Carson/Cataldo/Rausch/Hosmer/Goley/Walz/Notter—This bill clarifies the scope of certain minimum requirements of motor vehicle liability insurance.

An act relative to coverage under motor vehicle liability policies.

Last Action S.B.359: 5/15/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
S.B.383

D'Allesandro/Soucy/WoodburnThis bill allows an insured to seek payment for health insurance co-payments and deductibles or a lien or subrogation interest under a motor vehicle liability policy.

An act relative to certain claims available under the medical payments portion of a motor vehicle liability policy.

Last Action S.B.383: 2/19/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1117

Gale/Schmidt/Kelly—This bill prohibits the use of cellular phones while actively driving a motor vehicle, except by certain emergency personnel in an official capacity.

An act relative to restricting usage of cellular phones while driving.

Last Action H.B.1117: 3/5/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1118

Gall/Schmidt/Kelly—This bill prohibits the driver of any vehicle carrying passengers for hire or of any school bus carrying any school child from using a hand-held device for communication.

An act prohibiting certain drivers from using hand-held devices for communication.

Last Action H.B.1118: 3/5/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1353

Chandley/Renzullo—This bill requires full recovery of damages under uninsured motorist coverage.

An act relative to recovery under uninsured motorist coverage.

Last Action H.B.1353: 5/25/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
H.B.1360

Chandley/Renzullo—This bill prohibits impeded driving and use of certain electronic devices while driving.

An act prohibiting impeded driving and use of certain electronic devices while driving.

Last Action H.B.1360: 5/15/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
Life/health
H.J.R.12

Cloutier/O'Hearne/Sweeney/H. Richardson/Theberge/Grenier/
Schmidt
This house joint resolution urges Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire to extend its coverage in the health exchange to include one hospital in every county of New Hampshire.

A resolution requesting that Anthem extend its coverage to include one hospital in every county in New Hampshire.

Last Action H.J.R.12: 3/19/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
S.B.340

CataldoThis bill requires the Insurance Department to hold public hearings before approving any insurance products sold on the health exchange.

An act requiring the Insurance Department to hold public hearings before approving any insurance products sold on the health exchange.

Last Action S.B.340: 5/22/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
S.B.402

Pierce/Gilmour/CataldoThis bill provides for insurance coverage for pediatric vision screenings.

An act relative to insurance coverage for pediatric vision screenings.

Last Action S.B.402: 2/13/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
S.B.406

BradleyThis bill requires certain encrypted health-care information collected by the Insurance Department to be available to the public upon request to the Department of Health and Human Services under certain circumstances.

An act relative to certain health-care data.

Last Action S.B.406: 3/6/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Health, Education and Human Services Hearing

 
S.B.412

Gilmour/Pierce/Rosenwald/ButlerThis bill repeals the Joint Health-Care Reform Oversight Committee and deletes the prohibition relative to a state-based health exchange. This bill also requires insurance carriers which offer a health insurance product on the health exchange that consists of a narrow network to also offer a broad-network individual product.

An act relative to managed-care network adequacy and federal health-care reform.

Last Action S.B.412: 3/6/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.476

Marilinda-Garcia/Lambert/Ulery/KapplerThis bill requires health-care professionals and health-care facilities to provide the expected direct-care price for medical services upon the request of an uninsured patient or a prospective patient.

An act relative to medical-care price disclosure and transparency.

Last Action H.B.476: 6/3/14 Referred to House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee for Interim Study

 
H.B.544

Butler—This bill establishes the New Hampshire Access to Health Coverage Act to provide health insurance to the newly eligible population as provided under Section 1905(y) of the Social Security Act of 1935. The bill also deletes the prohibition on a state-based health benefit marketplace. The bill grants the commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services rule-making authority for the purposes of the bill.

An act relative to access to health insurance coverage.

Last Action H.B.544: 4/17/14 Senate Refused Introduction of Bill; Returned to House Commerce Committee

 
H.B.1158

Kurk—This bill requires health insurance carriers issuing health benefit plans under the managed-care law to offer financial incentives to covered persons for choosing certain health-care providers.

An act relative to insurance incentives to lower costs of health care.

Last Action H.B.1158: 3/12/14 Referred for Interim Study; House Commerce Committee

 
H.B.1242

Sherman/Rosenwald/Fuller—This bill requires insurers issuing accident and health insurance policies to align the year so that the deductibles and the 12-month period run consecutively.

An act relative to deductibles, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximums under health insurance policies.

Last Action H.B.1242: 4/17/14 In Senate; Referred for Interim Study

 
H.B.1281

Sullivan/Sapareto/Major/Weyler/Woodburn/Larsen/Bradley/Soucy—This bill declares that copayments, coinsurance or office deductibles for chiropractors and physical therapists shall not be greater than such amounts charged for the services of primary-care physicians or osteopaths licensed under RSA 329.

An act relative to copayments for certain specialists.

Last Action H.B.1281: 6/4/14 Conference Committee Report Adopted by Senate

 
H.B.1294

Nelson/Groen/Parsons/Jones/Merrow/Ladd/Lavender—This bill requires that all willing providers in the state be allowed to participate in the health exchange.

An act requiring that all providers be allowed to participate in the health exchange.

Last Action H.B.1294: 3/5/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1328

SandbladeThis bill requires that insurance exchange navigators be licensed by the Insurance Department. Under this bill, insurance exchange navigators shall submit to a background check as a condition of licensure.

An act relative to licensure of insurance exchange navigators.

Last Action H.B.1328: 3/19/14 In House; Referred for Interim Study

Support
H.B.1541

O'Brien/Hoell/Gidge/Sanborn/Reagan—This bill allows health insurance policies without mandates to be sold to New Hampshire residents. Under this bill, if the policy or certificate does not include certain mandated coverages, it must be submitted to the insurance commissioner for approval.

An act allowing health insurance policies to be sold without mandates.

Last Action H.B.1541: 3/13/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1612

KurkThis bill requires hospitals to charge self-pay patients no more than the Medicaid rate for medical services. This bill also adds certain standards to be contained in provider contracts under managed care.

An act relative to health insurance cost-reduction incentives.

Last Action H.B.1612: 3/12/14 Referred for Interim Study; House Commerce Committee

 
Miscellaneous
C.A.C.R.17

Pierce/Clark/Gilmour/Kelly/Lasky/Watters/Woodburn/Butler/Harding/
Smith/Richardson—
This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Providing that: discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited.

Last Action C.A.C.R.17: 4/30/14 Referred for Interim Study; House Judiciary Committee

 
S.B.207

Larsen/D'Allesandro/Clark/Gilmour/Hosmer/Kelly/Lasky/Pierce/Soucy/
Watters/Woodburn/Norelli/Chandley/Knowles/Porter—
This bill: 1) modifies provisions of law regarding pay equity, 2) requires employers to permit employees to disclose the amount of their wages, and 3) establishes the New Hampshire award for pay equity in the workplace.

An act relative to paycheck equity.

Last Action S.B.207: 6/4/14 Ordered Enrolled

Support
S.B.290

Larsen/D'Allesandro/Stiles/Campbell/Butler/Hunt/Flanders—This bill authorizes credit unions to provide group accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

An act authorizing credit unions to provide group accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Last Action S.B.290: 5/23/14 Signed by the Governor; Chapter No. 2014-19; Effective 7/22/14

 
S.B.351

Bragdon/Hosmer/Bradley/Campbell/Barry—This bill repeals a requirement that an employer provide a copy of a noncompete or nonpiracy agreement to a potential employee when making an offer of employment.

An act repealing the requirement for notice of noncompete and nonpiracy agreements prior to the start of employment.

Last Action S.B.351: 5/15/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
S.B.379

D'Allesandro/Soucy/Gilmour/Lasky/Pierce/Watters—This bill requires written notice from an insurer to a claimant of payments of a claim to a third party.

An act relative to procedures for accepting settlement offers.

Last Action S.B.379: 2/19/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Commerce Committee

 
S.B.415

Forrester/Morse/Bradley/Odell/Bragdon/Boutin/Carson/Cataldo/Prescott/
Rousch/Reagan/Stiles/Chandler/Kurk/Renzullo/Hunt/Graham—
This bill requires the state treasurer to transfer budget surplus monies to the revenue stabilization reserve account.

An act transferring surplus revenues to the revenue stabilization reserve account.

Last Action S.B.415: 5/14/14 Referred for Interim Study; House Finance Committee

 
S.B.419

Bradley/Carson/Boutin—This bill establishes a committee to study medical malpractice insurance rates and mandatory panels for the medical injury claims process.

An act establishing a medical malpractice panel and insurance oversight committee.

Last Action S.B.419: 5/22/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
H.B.200

Smith—This bill requires employers to provide corroborating testimony, documentation or physical evidence of misconduct when alleging an employee was dismissed for misconduct.

An act relative to an employer's burden of proof in unemployment compensation hearings.

Last Action H.B.200: 1/30/14 Referred for Interim Study; House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee

 
H.B.222

McGuire—This bill allows a business to use a name that is similar to the name of an existing business or other entity.

An act relative to business names registered with the Secretary of State.

Last Action H.B.222: 1/8/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.227

Butler/Hunt/Flanders—This bill makes certain changes in the laws relative to property and casualty insurance. The bill was requested by the Insurance Department.

An act relative to property and casualty insurance.

Last Action H.B.227: 5/27/14 Signed by the Governor; Chapter No. 2014-31; Effective 7/26/14

 
H.B.234

Baldasaro/Tamburello/Griffin/Kappler/Ober/LeBrun/Theberge/
O'Brien/Shurtleff—
This bill requires boards and commissions granting licenses, certificates or registrations to credit acceptable military education, training or service to grant inactive status of licenses, certificates or registrations during active military service; and to facilitate the issuance of licenses, certificates or registrations for a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces.

An act relative to occupational and professional boards and commissions procedures concerning military service and occupational experience or training.

Last Action H.B.234: 5/22/14 Enrolled Bill Amendment

 
H.B.249

Duarte/Tamburello/Rappaport/Pitre/Renzullo/Regan/Boutin—This bill requires employers to verify employees' eligibility to work in the United States by using a status verification system.

An act requiring employers to verify an employee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Last Action H.B.249: 1/22/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.350

Copeland—This bill prohibits hiring discrimination by employers based upon an individual's unemployment status.

An act prohibiting discrimination against the unemployed.

Last Action H.B.350: 4/17/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.430

Chirichiello/Thompson/Webb—This bill requires insurance companies sending out solicitations for insurance to include a disclosure on such solicitations.

An act requiring insurance companies sending out solicitations for insurance to include a disclosure on such solicitations.

Last Action H.B.430: 4/17/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

Support
H.B.469

McGuire—This bill provides that certain occupational and professional regulatory boards shall commence a hearing on disciplinary proceedings within one year of the date of the notice of complaint. The bill also establishes a five-year statute of limitations for the initiation of disciplinary actions against occupational licensees.

An act relative to time limits for certain regulatory boards and commissions to hold hearings on disciplinary proceedings; and establishing a statute of limitations for the initiation of disciplinary actions against an occupational licensee.

Last Action H.B.469: 5/27/14 Signed by the Governor; Chapter No. 2014-34; Effective 1/1/15

 
H.B.591

Schuett/Schmidt/Davis/Turcotte/Emerson/Irwin/Gale/Alicea—This bill prohibits abusive work environments for public employees.

An act relative to an abusive work environment and the health and safety of public employees.

Last Action H.B.591: 6/4/14 Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate

 
H.B.592

Kurk/Ginsburg/Winters—This bill prohibits the use of electronic-tracking devices to track an individual without the consent of the individual or a court order.

An act regulating the use of electronic tracking devices.

Last Action H.B.592: 1/8/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.654

McGuire/Rice/Sullivan/Roberts/Hansen/Cebrowski/Jones—This bill establishes licensure and renewal fees by statute rather than by administrative rule for acupuncturists, alcohol and drug counselors, boxing and wrestling promoters and participants, dieticians, electrologists, funeral directors and embalmers, hearing-care providers, massage therapists, midwives, naturopaths, nursing-home administrators, optometrists, podiatrists, reflexologists and individuals registered as home-health-care providers.

An act relative to licensure and renewal fees.

Last Action H.B.654: 6/4/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
H.B.1111

Hunt/Butler/Pierce—This bill clarifies the term "valid claim" for purposes of nonrenewal of property insurance.

This bill is a request of the Insurance Department.

An act clarifying the term "valid claim" for property insurance.

Last Action H.B.1111: 6/11/14 Signed by Governor

Support

Will Suggest Slight Amendment

H.B.1112

Hunt/Butler/Pierce—This bill corrects certain citations in the standard valuation law.

This bill is a request of the Insurance Department.

An act making technical corrections to the standard valuation law.

Last Action H.B.1112: 6/11/14 Signed by Governor

 
H.B.1135

Cushing/Muns/Shurtleff/Andrews/Ahearn/Rice/Emerick/Charron/StilesThis bill modifies the penalties for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license or a license that is not appropriate for the vehicle being driven.

An act relative to penalties for driving without a license.

Last Action H.B.1135: 6/4/14 Conference Committee Report Adopted by Senate

 
H.B.1168

Rice—This bill requires employers to obtain documentation of an employee's eligibility to work in the United States.

An act relative to employer documentation of worker eligibility to work in the United States.

Last Action H.B.1168: 5/28/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
H.B.1177

Notter/LeBrun—This bill adds an exception to the anti-rebating law allowing grants to be made to public schools if the grants are not over a certain amount.

An act relative to the anti-rebating law.

Last Action H.B.1177: 5/28/14 Ordered Enrolled

Position statement
H.B.1193

Butler/Hunt/Pierce/Sanborn—This bill requires insurers issuing homeowners insurance to place a notice on the policy if the policy does not cover flood damage.

This bill was a request of the Insurance Department.

An act relative to flood coverage notifications.

Last Action H.B.1193: 5/27/14 Signed by the Governor; Chapter No. 2014-52; Effective 1/1/15

Support
H.B.1194

Butler/Hunt/Pierce—This bill adds schools and other education organizations to the blanket accident and health insurance provision of Insurance Law.

This bill is a request of the Insurance Department.

An act relative to student coverage.

Last Action H.B.1194: 6/11/14 Signed by Governor

 
H.B.1232

Butler/Hunt—This bill adds fees for form and rate filings by advisory organizations.

This bill is a request of the Insurance Department.

An act relative to insurance filing fees.

Last Action H.B.1232: 5/1/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Commerce Committee

 
H.B.1349

Keith Murphy/Kelleigh Murphy/Schroadter—This bill exempts any employer that relies in good faith on the definition of independent contractor used by any state agency from penalties under RSA 282-A:166-a or RSA 281-A:57.

An act relative to the definition of independent contractor.

Last Action H.B.1349: 5/15/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1363

Flanagan/Tucker/Soucy—This bill establishes certain prohibitions under the pooled risk-management program law.

An act relative to insurance pools.

Last Action H.B.1363: 3/5/14 Referred for Interim Study; House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee

 
H.B.1368

Heffron—This bill prohibits an employer from inquiring into an applicant's criminal history prior to making a conditional offer of employment.

An act relative to inquiries into criminal records on employment applications.

Last Action H.B.1368: 6/4/14 Conference Committee Report Adopted by Senate

 
H.B.1454

Hatch/Schmidt—This bill prohibits state agencies from increasing fees by more than 20 percent by using rulemaking authority.

An act relative to increases in fees using rule-making authority.

Last Action H.B.1454: 3/5/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1499

Goley/Infantine/G. Richardson/Soucy/Pierce—This bill alters the maximum weekly benefit amount, the maximum benefits obtainable and the minimum amount of quarterly earnings necessary before an individual becomes eligible for unemployment compensation.

An act making changes in the maximum weekly benefit amount of unemployment compensation.

Last Action H.B.1499: 5/22/14 House Refused to Concur with Senate Amendments; Senate Accedes to House Request for Conference Committee

 
H.B.1546

Comtois/Groen/Sylvia/Palmer/Gordon/Cataldo—This bill exempts tractors with farm tractor registrations from the motor vehicle liability requirements.

An act relative to insurance coverage for tractors.

Last Action H.B.1546: 5/15/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
Privacy
S.B.229

Bradley/Boutin/Gilmour/Hosmer/Pierce/Stiles/Reagan/Cataldo/Larsen/
Odell/Harding/G. Chandler/Butler/McMahon/M. Smith—
This bill clarifies the term "health-care provider" for the purposes of the medical records law. This bill also declares that a patient may transmit his or her protected health information through the health information organization and that such information may only be used in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

An act relative to the use and disclosure of protected health information.

Last Action S.B.229: 5/22/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
H.B.1405

Cushing/Soucy—This bill establishes the Employee Credit Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits employers from using credit history in employment decisions.

An act prohibiting an employer from using credit history in employment decisions.

Last Action H.B.1405: 4/17/14 Laid on Table in Senate (Interim Study Not Voted On)

Support
H.B.1407

Rogers/Sullivan/Soucy—This bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or prospective employee to disclose his or her social-media or electronic-mail passwords.

An act relative to privacy in the workplace.

Last Action H.B.1407: 6/4/14 Conference Committee Report Adopted by Senate

 
S.B.295

Soucy/Pierce/Cushing—This bill prohibits employers from using credit history in employment decisions.

An act prohibiting an employer from using credit history in employment decisions.

Last Action S.B.295: 5/15/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

Support
S.B.297

Carson/Boutin/Goley/Hopper—This bill provides that damages in a civil action shall be based on the proportionate fault of the parties who are not immune from liability.

An act relative to apportionment of damages.

Last Action S.B.297: 3/6/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Judiciary Committee

 
S.B.302

Pierce/Clark/Larsen/Soucy/Goley—This bill provides that criticism of an employer cannot be grounds for termination of employment.

An act relative to public or private criticism of employers by employees.

Last Action S.B.302: 2/6/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
S.B.331

Bradley/Chandler—This bill waives certain business registration and occupational licensing requirements for out-of-state businesses and employees operating in the state during a declared state of emergency.

An act relative to waivers for out-of-state businesses and employees in a state of emergency.

Last Action S.B.331: 2/19/14 Laid on Table; Senate Commerce Committee

 
S.B.334

Gilmour/Stiles/Bickford—This bill requires persons providing residential mold assessment or remediation services for mold contamination in residential dwelling be certified by certain professional organizations and licensed by the Department of Safety.

An act relative to certification and licensure for mold assessment or remediation services.

Last Action S.B.334: 3/13/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee

 
Producer issues
S.B.70

Sanborn—This bill clarifies the process of appointing insurance producers as agents of insurers. This bill also repeals the termination fee for insurance producers.

An act relative to the appointment of insurance agents and repealing a fee for insurance producers.

Last Action S.B.70: 2/7/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Commerce Committee

Support
H.B.230

Butler/Hunt/Flanders—This bill authorizes the insurance commissioner to administratively supervise an insurer under certain circumstances.

This bill is a request of the Insurance Department.

An act relative to administrative supervision of insurers.

Last Action H.B.230: 1/30/14 Referred for Interim Study; Senate Commerce Committee

 
Taxes
S.B.420

Hess/Weyler—This bill reduces the rates of the business profits tax and business enterprise tax.

An act reducing the rates of the business profits tax and business enterprise tax.

Last Action S.B.420: 3/13/14 Bill Referred for Interim Study; Senate Ways & Means Committee Hearing

 
H.B.1509

Hess/Weyler—This bill includes in taxation under the business enterprise tax the enterprise value of nonprofit charitable organizations organized under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) that exceed $1,500,000 in gross annual operating expenditures or $750,000 in enterprise-value tax base. This bill also lowers the rate of the business-enterprise tax.

An act relative to including nonprofit charitable enterprises in the business-enterprise tax and lowering the rate of the tax.

Last Action H.B.1509: 3/5/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
Workers' compensation
S.B.204

D'Allesandro/Soucy/Boutin/Cataldo/Clark/Gilmour/Lasky/Reagan/Waters/ Goley/Sullivan/Long—This bill extends workers' compensation benefits to certain medical conditions.

An act relative to medical conditions covered by workers' compensation.

Last Action S.B.204: 5/22/14 Ordered Enrolled

 
S.B.288

D'Allesandro—This bill requires insured persons under workers' compensation policies to make available all records for payroll verification for the required audits by the insurer.

An act relative to auditing insurance policies under workers' compensation.

Last Action S.B.288: 2/6/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
S.B.342

Soucy/Goley/Wall—This bill clarifies the language relating to medical examinations under the Workers' Compensation Law.

An act relative to medical examinations for workers' compensation.

Last Action S.B.342: 2/6/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.169

Weed—This bill establishes procedures for a private right of action to recover workers' compensation coverage payments.

An act establishing an employers' private right of action to enforce the payment of workers' compensation coverage.

Last Action H.B.169: 1/29/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.203

Graham/Bouchard/Rausch—This bill clarifies certain workers' compensation coverage for contractors on state projects and state land timber sales.

An act relative to workers' compensation coverage for contractors on state projects and state land timber sales.

Last Action H.B.203: 1/8/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.439

Richardson—This bill changes the weekly compensation for temporary total disability, permanent total disability and temporary partial and permanent partial disability.

An act relative to weekly workers' compensation payments.

Last Action H.B.439: 4/17/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1308

Goley—This bill adds two members to the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation.

An act adding two members to the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation.

Last Action H.B.1308: 5/15/14 Inexpedient to Legislate

 
H.B.1498

Goley/Wall/H. Richardson/G. Richardson/Soucy—This bill requires the employer or the employer's representative to reimburse an employee for lost wages if the employee who has returned to work is required to submit to an independent medical examination.

An act relative to wages lost when an employee submits to a medical examination required under Workers' Compensation Law.

Last Action H.B.1498: 4/17/14 Laid on Table in Senate (Last Motion of Ought to Pass Not Voted On; Committee Recommendation of Interim Study Failed Via Roll Call Vote)

 

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