Contact Name: Sara Persechino
Phone: (603) 271-3479
CONCORD - Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to concur with the Senate recommendation of Ought to Pass as Amended on HB 1639 in a vote of 201-121. HB 1639 will next be enrolled with the Secretary of State’s office and then go to the governor’s desk, at which time he will have five days to act.
After the vote, Senator Tom Sherman (D-Rye) issued the following statement:
“The public health and safety of New Hampshire is a multifaceted entity. While our focus has rightfully been on the impacts of the novel coronavirus, we cannot turn a blind eye to the system as a whole,” stated Senator Tom Sherman (D-Rye). “Long running public health emergencies such as New Hampshire’s opioid crisis may very well be exacerbated by the economic and social impacts of COVID-19. This legislation takes steps to give the state the necessary funding and tools to gain a clearer picture of what works, and how we can expand treatment and recovery options. I was honored to bring forward this bipartisan amendment, I am grateful for the support of my House colleagues, and I look forward to the Governor’s signing of this important legislation.”