Legislative Activity

Current State Legislation

  • HB1629-FN, relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards. Improves efficiency and transparency of local planning board and zoning board processes; requires training of new board members; allows for mandatory inclusionary zoning. Prime sponsor: Rep. Willis Griffith. Status: On March 5, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of the bill by a vote of 276-60. The bill next moves to the Senate for consideration.
  • HB1632-FN-A-L, relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development. Establishes a voluntary “housing champion” certification for municipalities; provides access for certified communities to revenue sharing and infrastructure development bonds; provides exemption from business profits taxes for workforce housing developments; provides first-time homebuyer tax exemption.  Prime sponsor: Rep. Joe Alexander.  Status: The House of Representatives passed an amended version of the bill on February 19 by a vote of 258-83. The bill is now being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Current Federal Legislation

  • S. 1703/H.R. 3077, Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act.  These companion bills would provide for a phased-in 50% increase to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and make overall efficiency improvements to the program. 

State Legislative Study Commissions and Committees

  • Commission to Study Barriers to Increased Density of Land Development in New Hampshire (SB 43, 2019). Details coming.

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