REGULATION OF FOOD TRUCKS: The Senate Commerce Committee voted 5-0 to recommend passage of SB 479, which would establish a committee to study and review state and municipal regulation of food trucks and to evaluate ways to reduce state and local barriers to operating food trucks in NH. The Committee would be charged will filing a report by November 1, 2020. The full Senate will vote on the bill on March 5.
DOGS IN OUTDOOR AREAS OF BREW PUBS: The Senate Commerce Committee has voted 4-1 to recommend passage of SB 450, which would allow brew pub licensees to enable patrons to bring their dogs onto outdoor patios provided that the access to the patio is from the exterior of the building. The full Senate will vote on the bill on March 5.
ADDING THE SALE OF SKI TICKETS TO THE MEALS AND ROOMS TAX: The House Ways & Means Committee has voted 20-0 to recommend that HB 1652 be killed. The bill would add the sale of ski tickets under the meals and rooms tax. NHLRA opposes this bill. The full House will vote on the bill on March 5.
LICENSING OF MUSHROOM HARVESTERS: The House Environment Committee has voted 19-1 to recommend passage of HB 1692 with amendment. As amended, the bill would establish a licensing program for wild mushroom harvesters within the NH Department of Health & Human Services so that such mushrooms will be considered as being an “approved source” and thereby able to be purchased by food establishments. The full House will vote on the bill on March 5.
MOTORIST SERVICE SIGNS NORTH OF CONCORD: The House passed HB 1363. The bill would allow logos of restaurants, lodging establishments and campgrounds to be placed on the large blue motorist service signs on limited access highways north of Concord. Currently, the logos are only allowed on signs on highways Concord and south. The bill now goes to the Senate.
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