THINGS ARE COOKING!
House Bill (HB) 1589 – the ‘Clean and Drain’ bill designed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive plants and animals – was passed on Thursday (Feb. 11) by the New Hampshire House Resources Committee with a 20-0 unanimous vote!
Earlier in the week, the subcommittee working on the amendments to the Bill did an outstanding job including stakeholders in the conversation and crafting the final language of the bill. That inclusive process laid the groundwork for a committee vote fully in support of the bill.
The General Court website will soon be updated with the amended language which was passed - click here
The next stop is the full House of Representatives
where HB 1589 will need a simple majority of the 400 votes to pass and then cross over to the Senate. While we do not yet have a date for the full House vote, we expect it to happen quickly – possibly this coming Wednesday (Feb. 17) when the full House meets next.
YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP IS CRITICAL
We need you and your fellow lake stewards to reach out right away to any and all New Hampshire State Representatives. Please call, email, or write your representatives and let them know that you strongly support HB 1589 and why they should too. We need the full house of Representatives to vote 'ought to pass' on HB 1589.
To find your representatives contact information, click here. (Once you find the listing of representatives for your area, just click on each name and contact information will appear.)
We recommend that you provide the 'clean and drain' infographic as an email attachment or with the letter(s) that you write to your representatives. To download the ‘clean and drain’ infographic in support of HB 1589, click here