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, as amended, will be voted on by the full Senate on June 6, 2019.

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 has been enrolled by both the House and the Senate and awaits the signature of Governor Sununu.