HR/Health Care/Workforce Development Policy Committee
The Human Resources, Health Care and Workforce Development Committee addresses issues relating to labor regulation, healthcare, health and safety, workers' compensation, employee-reporting requirements and other HR-related legislation. The committee meets the third Friday of each month at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8:00 AM and are open to BIA members.
Meeting Schedule 2020 October 16 November 20 December 18
Chair: Susannah Chance, Work Opportunities Unlimited
Vice Chair: Andrea Chatfield, Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson
BIA staff contact: David Juvet, Senior Vice President, 224.5388 x115
Meeting Agenda PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE-COMBINED MEETING WITH BIA's ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/FISCAL POLICY COMMITTEE
April 9, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ZOOM MEETING Business & Industry Association 122 N. Main Street, Concord - 3rd floor
Chair: Susannah Chance, Work Opportunities Unlimited Vice Chair: Andrea Chatfield, Esq., Cook Little Rosenblatt & Manson Agenda 1. Introductions 2. SB 130 - Education Freedom Accounts The issue of school "vouchers" (i.e. taxpayer education funds that follow students who attend private and/or religious schools) has been around for years. Up to now, BIA has been neutral on this issue because it has not been raised by our members as a pressing concern. This issue was raised at a recent BIA Executive Committee meeting and staff committed to reviewing the matter among appropriate policy committees and returning with a recommendation. This year's voucher effort is SB 130. Prime sponsor for the legislation, Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Senate District 3), will speak to the merits of the legislation and Senator Jay Kahn (D-Senate District 10) will present an opposing viewpoint.
3. 544 - Propagation of "Divisive Concepts" Scott Merrill, editor for the NH Bar News, will be our guest presenter on one of this session's most controversial bills, HB 544, relative to the propagation of "divisive concepts." Like SB 130, this legislation is not one in which BIA has had any involvement, but the issue was raised at a recent BIA Executive Committee meeting and staff committed to reviewing the matter among appropriate policy committees and returning with a recommendation.
Attorney Merrill will outline what the bill seeks to accomplish as well as outline potential problems and unforeseen consequences.
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