Senator Chandley Urges Governor Sununu to Sign HB 1375, Medical Monitoring

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, HB 1375, a bill to establish the elements of a claim for medical monitoring and the damages that may be awarded, was sent to the Secretary of State. It next goes to the governor’s desk where he will have five business days to sign, veto, or allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Senator Shannon Chandley (D-Amherst) issued the following statement in response:

“Often when people are harmed by a toxin the resulting injury is not immediately detected, but the toxin may be detected. We know the health complications resulting from exposure to contaminated water can be life-long and costly. HB 1375 as amended creates a clear chain of events for an individual exposed to harmful chemicals due to the negligence of a third party to seek compensation without needing to demonstrate illness at the time of the lawsuit. When HB 1264 was signed into law, we took a significant step forward in addressing the public health consequences caused by the contamination of our drinking and waste water by PFAS. It is time to go one step further and ensure that Granite Staters who have been exposed to harmful chemicals, including PFAS or any other hazardous or toxic substance, have the proper tools to monitor and address long-term health impacts. I urge Governor Sununu to sign this crucial public health legislation into law.”

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