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 was passed by the legislature in June and signed by law into the governor in August.

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 by the legislature in May and was signed into law by the governor in June.