NH Solid Waste Legislation - Legislative Service Requests Filed

October 21, 2021

The New Hampshire Legislature has begun work for its 2022 legislative session.  State Senators and State Representatives have filed what are known as Legislative Service Requests (“LSRs”).  An LSR is a simple proposal for a bill submitted by a member of the incoming Legislature that is later drafted into a detailed bill.  Then bills are assigned to committees in the House or Senate and scheduled for hearings where members of the public may testify in support or opposition to bills.  The following LSRs related to solid waste management have been filed, and NRRA will provide updates to members as LSRs become bills.  Note: This article was updated November 8, 2021 to add the following LSRs: 2415 and 2561.  


2022-2029 HB Title: establishing a committee to study landfill siting criteria and methods for reducing pressure on landfill capacity.
Sponsors: (Prime) Judy Aron , Megan Murray, Erin Hennessey, David Watters, Rebecca McWilliams, Troy Merner, Peter Bixby
2022-2154 HB Title: establishing a committee to study the solid waste practices of state agencies.
Sponsors: (Prime) Karen Ebel , Mel Myler, Jaci Grote, David Watters, Timothy Egan, Megan Murray, Erin Hennessey, Dianne Schuett, Linda Massimilla, Dan Wolf, Ruth Ward, Cindy Rosenwald
2022-2237 HB Title: relative to permits for the siting of new landfills.
Sponsors: (Prime) Edith Tucker , Dennis Thompson, Erin Hennessey, Mel Myler, Larry Laflamme, Tom Sherman
2022-2265 HB Title: requiring composting and waste recycling to be made available to residents of public housing.
Sponsors: (Prime) Eric Gallager
2022-2353 HB Title: relative to recycling solar panels.
Sponsors: (Prime) Fred Plett
2022-2415 HB Title: increasing penalties for littering.
Sponsors: (Prime) Dennis Green
2022-2452 HB Title: relative to water pollution and waste disposal rulemaking.
Sponsors: (Prime) Judy Aron , Carol McGuire, Mark McConkey
2022-2550 HB Title: establishing a committee to study imposing a tax on manufacturers based on the cost of disposing the product packaging.
Sponsors: (Prime) Ellen Read
2022-2561 HB Title: establishing a commission to study extended producer responsibility.
Sponsors: (Prime) Lucius Parshall , Suzanne Smith, Lee Oxenham
2022-2611 HB Title: to eliminate single-use plastic carry-out bags.
Sponsors: (Prime) Amanda Toll
2022-2649 HB Title: prohibiting the issuance of new landfill permits until the state's solid waste plan is updated.
Sponsors: (Prime) Linda Massimilla
2022-2706 HB Title: relative to the recycling of beverage containers.
Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy Egan
2022-2729 HB Title: authorizing municipalities to collect compost.
Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy Egan , Mel Myler, Eric Gallager, Joe Alexander
2022-2730 HB Title: authorizing municipalities to collect and resell construction and demolition debris.
Sponsors: (Prime) Timothy Egan
2022-2737 HB Title: relative to new solid waste sites.
Sponsors: (Prime) Linda Massimilla , Timothy Egan, Anita Burroughs, Gary Merchant, Erin Hennessey, Brodie Deshaies
2022-2742 HB Title: relative to the regulation of single-use bags.
Sponsors: (Prime) Nicole Klein-Knight , Janice Schmidt, Mel Myler, Stephanie Hyland, Christy Bartlett, Rebecca McWilliams
2022-2807 HB Title: relative to the deconstruction of buildings and recycling of building materials.
Sponsors: (Prime) Rebecca McWilliams
2022-2846 HB Title: making an appropriation to fund the Ash Landfill in Newport.
Sponsors: (Prime) Skip Rollins , Ruth Ward

For questions or comments regarding this legislative update, contact Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, at (603) 736-4401 x116 or rbissonnette@nrrarecycles.org