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Legislation

NHDES tracks bills in the New Hampshire State Legislature that relate to our programs or might affect the agency.

Each year, NHDES tracks bills in the New Hampshire State Legislature that relate to the agency’s programs or that otherwise might affect the agency. The department maintains a calendar of legislative committee hearings, as well as statutory committee and commissions, throughout the year. The NHDES Legislative Calendar and corresponding NHDES Bill Tracking Matrix are updated every Friday by noon.

When bills have a potential impact on the department, NHDES will submit letters of testimony to the Legislature and often appear to speak at the hearings. Any time the department submits a letter of testimony, a copy of the letter is made available on the NHDES website. Letters of testimony can be found in the document library.

NH state houseLegislative Calendar Updates 

NHDES updates a schedule of bill hearings that NHDES is tracking and committee meetings of interest to the agency every Friday morning.  

Calendar  

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Bill Tracking Matrix 

NHDES maintains a bill tracking matrix of all related legislation and updates it every Friday morning. See our helpful guide of abbreviations and acronyms.  

Tracking matrix  

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Committee hearing testimony letters 

All letters of testimony that NHDES provides for bill hearings are stored in our document library, including archive letters from past sessions.

2021 Letters  

Public-Information-and-Permitting
Communication Specialist
jana.ford@des.nh.gov