Legislative Activity

2021-2022 State Legislation

In the 2022 legislative session, the state’s ongoing housing challenges will continue to be front and center.  Numerous housing-related bills have been filed in both the House and Senate, with legislators focusing on a variety of important issues including local barriers to housing development, the state’s housing appeals board, short-term rentals, training and procedures for zoning and planning boards, and incentives for towns/cities to develop affordable housing.  New Hampshire Housing will be closely monitoring and participating in the legislative process as needed on these and other housing-related bills:

  • SB 249, prohibiting planning and zoning ordinances that ban short-term rentals.
    Prime Sponsor:
      Senator Harold French
    Status:  Assigned to Commerce Committee

  • SB 400-FN, relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards and relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development.
    Prime Sponsor:  Senator Jeb Bradley
    Status:  Assigned to Election Law & Municipal Affairs Committee

  • HB 1177, relative to permissible units in a residential zone.
    Prime Sponsor:  Representative Ivy Vann
    Status:  Assigned to Municipal and County Government Committee

  • HB 1216, repealing the housing appeals board.
    Prime Sponsor:  Representative Bill Boyd
    Status:  Assigned to Judiciary Committee

  • HB 1254, relative to the housing appeals board.
    Prime Sponsor:  Representative Susan Homela.
    Status:  Assigned to Judiciary Committee 

  • HB 1291, prohibiting discrimination against tenants holding certain vouchers for purposes of renting dwellings.
    Prime Sponsor: 
    Representative Cam Kenney
    Status:  Assigned to Judiciary Committee

  • HB 1307, modifying the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.
    Prime Sponsor:  Representative Barbara Griffin
    Status:  Assigned to Municipal and County Government Committee

  • HB 1389, establishing a superior court land use docket.
    Prime Sponsor: 
    Representative Bob Lynn
    Status:  Assigned to Judiciary Committee


Current Federal Legislation

  • Details will be posted here as Congress files new legislation


State Legislative Study Commissions and Committees

 

Past Legislation of Interest