2019 Other Legislation

House Bill 393

What it does

Establishes a committee to study child care costs, affordability, and accessibility in the state of New Hampshire.

Why it’s important

A lack of affordable and accessible child care is a reason young people consider leaving New Hampshire, according to a Stay Work Play-commissioned survey of 20-40 year olds living here in the state. This bill seeks to study the reasons for the state’s child care crunch and to propose solutions for future legislation.

Current status

House Bill 393 is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.

How you can help

Call or email committee members to voice your support of House Bill 393.

House Bill 570

What it does

Establishes a commission to study career pathways from full-time service year programs to postsecondary education and employment opportunities in support of New Hampshire’s future workforce needs.

Why it’s important

This bill would address both the attraction and retention of community- and civic-minded idealistic young people in NH – exactly the type of people we need more of.

Current status

House Bill 570 was passed in a slightly amended version by the full Senate on May 2. The House must now concur with the changes or send the bill to a Committee of Conference to iron out the differences.