NH Legislative Updates

Full House Confirms Nonprofit Taxation Bill Referred to Interim Study

At the opening 2016 session, the House confirmed that HB 569 be referred to interim study.
Posted on: January 6, 2016

HB 569 Update

A vote of 17-0 by the full House Ways and Means Committee on November 4th recommended "interim study" for HB 569, a proposal by Representative Hess to impose the Business Enterprise Tax on NH's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Posted on: November 4, 2015

Subcommittee Makes No Recommendation on HB 569

The Subcommittee assigned to House Bill 569 voted yesterday to make “no recommendation” to the full House Ways and Means Committee on the bill.
Posted on: October 21, 2015

Short-Term Continuing Resolution on the Table

Following the $11.3 billion budget approved by lawmakers last week, a vero pledge by Governor Hassan has brought legislators back to the table to work on a Continuing Resolution.
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Senate Budget Writers Restore Many Cuts in House Plan

“With the benefits of more time and money, Senate budget writers are crafting a two-year state spending plan that restores many of the cuts made by their House counterparts in April.”
Posted on: May 26, 2015

State Budget Update

Yesterday, the House approved its version of the FY 2016-2017 state budget. The proposal, at $11.2 billion in General Fund spending, is an estimated $300 million less than proposed by Governor Hassan.
Posted on: April 2, 2015

BET on NH Nonprofits Bill Retained in Committee

Following a strong showing of opposition to House Bill 569, the House Ways and Means Committee retained the bill in committee.
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Board Training Bill Killed on Senate Floor

The full Senate confirmed the Public Works and Municipal Affairs Committee's recommendation that SB 17, a bill to create state mandated board training for nonprofits that receive over $250,000 in public funding, was inexpedient to legislate; effectively killing the bill for this legislative session.
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Senate Committee Recommends Against Board Training Bill

The Senate Public Works and Municipal Affairs Committee recently voted this year's mandated nonprofit board training bill, SB 17,  Inexpedient to Legislate.
Posted on: February 10, 2015

Sector Steps Up to Say "No" to the BET

The NH nonprofit sector responded to Representative Hess' bill, HB 569, with vehement opposition at the Ways and Means Committee hearing on February 6.
Posted on: February 10, 2015

No to BET on NH's Tax-Exempt Nonprofits; Hearing on Friday, February 6

The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 569 this Friday, February 6th, at 10:30 AM in Room 202 of the Legislative Office Building. HB 569 proposes to levy the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) on a significant group of NH nonprofits.
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Nonprofit Sector Shows Strong Opposition to State Mandated Training Proposal

The Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee received strong testimony on January 21 in opposition to SB 17, a repeat proposal to mandate Board level training to nonprofits that receive $250,000 or more in public funding.
Posted on: January 22, 2015

It’s Back: Board Training Bill Reintroduced for 2015 Session

Once again, nonprofits will be addressing a legislative bill that will impose mandatory training for their boards. The bill, which proposes mandatory board training for nonprofits that receive public funds in the amount of $250,000 or more, has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Sharon Carson.
Posted on: January 15, 2015

ED & A Committee Recommends Against Board Training Bill

A Senate Bill proposing a 4-hour mandatory board member training for nonprofits that receive public funds was stopped in its tracks for the rest of the 2014 session.
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Marker Bill Proposes Subjecting Charities to Business and Enterprise Tax

Representative David Hess of Hooksett has introduced a Legislative Service Request (LSR 2015-H-0059-R) to, according to its title, include nonprofit charitable enterprises under the business enterprise tax, and lower the rate of the tax.
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Nonprofits safe this year, but what about next year?

Valerie Acres, of Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, on the nonprofit legislation from 2014 that may reappear in 2015.
Posted on: April 22, 2014

Board Training Bill goes to Interim Study

Last week the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee recommended that the controversial "board training" bill be referred to interim study. Comments during the Executive Session acknowledged that the proposal was overly broad in its targeting of the nonprofit sector and overly narrow in its potential effectiveness.
Posted on: April 21, 2014

Potential Fix to Employee Withholding for Charitable Employers Moving Through Legislature

HB 1334, sponsored by Representative Daniels, adds clarifying language to RSA 275:48 that would allow employee withholding for charitable organizations, including the charitable organization the employee works for.
Posted on: April 10, 2014

NH Nonprofits Step Up Opposition to Mandatory Board Training Bill

Senate Bill 186, a bill that would require any NH nonprofit that receives more than $250,000 in the aggregate from federal, state or local funds to send a Board chair, officer or designee to a required biennial training, was heard by the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee (ED & A) on April 1.
Posted on: April 10, 2014

House Kills Two Nonprofit Related Bills

The NH House of Representatives voted on two nonprofit related bills: HB 1509 and HB 1450.
Posted on: March 6, 2014

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