Liberty Alert - Senate Amends RGGI and Liquid RGGI
This week the NH Senate voted to amend several bills that originated in the NH House including HB 1487, a bill to block Liquid RGGI, which I testified in support of earlier this year. HB 1487, as passed by the House, would prohibit NH from participating in any low carbon fuel standards program requiring quotas, caps, or mandates on fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating. When it came before the NH Senate, a non-germane amendment was added to increase vital records fees which will now force the bill back into the legislative process.
Additionally, the Senate passed an amended version of HB 1490, which passed the House in March with a veto-proof majority and would have removed NH from the failed cap-and-trade scheme known as RGGI. This week, the NH Senate voted 18-6 in favor of an amended version of HB 1490, which among other items makes NH’s repeal of the program contingent upon similar action by one or two other states.
As you know, AFP-NH believes strongly in the merits of both bills as passed by the House. We will keep you posted on their status and let you know if any action needs to be taken.