Senate to Further Discussion on Language of HB 177

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us


CONCORD – Today, the Senate recommended a committee of conference on SB 103 in order to discuss the addition of the language of HB 177, prohibiting the siting of a landfill near a state park.


After the vote, Senator Donna Soucy (D-Manchester), Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua), Senator Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester), and Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) issued the following statement:


“The protection of our state parks is a bipartisan priority and we are happy to see the discussion around HB 177 continue. In speaking with our colleagues in the House and across the aisle, there is room to negotiate towards a consensus on landfill sites. It is critically important that in taking steps to preserve our natural landscape, we also keep in mind the financial burden our municipalities have faced regarding the high cost of waste management. HB 177 is an important bill that deserves our full efforts to protect both our environment and our communities.”


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