SB394 (2008)

Establishing an economic development advisory council.

Status: SIGNED BY GOVERNOR No/unknown committee assignment (Details)
Length: 431 words.

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Revisions of this bill in our system:

Public hearing:2008-04-01 10:00:00 LOB 3022008-02-12 00:00:00
Executive session:2008-04-29 10:00:00(unscheduled)
Floor vote:2008-05-07 00:00:002008-03-13 00:00:00



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AN ACT establishing an economic development advisory council.

SPONSORS: Sen. Hassan, Dist 23; Rep. Spang, Straf 7; Rep. Reardon, Merr 11; Rep. Buco, Carr 1

COMMITTEE: Energy, Environment and Economic Development


This bill establishes an economic development advisory council.

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In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT establishing an economic development advisory council.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

318:1 New Paragraph; Economic Development Advisory Council Established. Amend RSA 12-A by inserting after section 22 the following new section:

12-A:22-a Economic Development Advisory Council.

I. There is established an economic development advisory council to assist the division of economic development to assist in establishing goals, measurements, and strategic planning efforts related to economic development. The council shall provide a mechanism for the private sector to advise the division of trends and needs and to disseminate information among public and private sector units. Council members shall act as advocates and work to educate businesses, citizens, and communities on the benefits of economic development.

II. The advisory council shall consist of the director of the division of economic development, 3 at-large members who have an interest in economic development, and a representative of each of the following:

(a) A chamber of commerce.

(b) The manufacturing sector.

(c) The field of higher education.

(d) A venture capital formation expert or specialist.

(e) A workforce development organization.

(f) The biotechnology sector.

(g) The information technology or software sector.

(h) Commercial real estate or real estate development.

(i) A regional or municipal development official.

(j) The insurance, banking, or financial services sector.

(k) The retail sector.

(l) The travel and tourism sector.

(m) The forest-based products sector.

(n) An electric utility or energy-related interest.

(o) An economist.

(p) The telecommunications sector.

(q) The governor’s office.

(r) A senator, appointed by the president of the senate.

(s) A house member, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(t) One representative of organized labor.

(u) The residential building community.

(v) A state or local housing agency.

III. Members of the council, except for the legislative members, shall be nominated by the commissioner of the department of resources and economic development and appointed by the governor for a term of 3 years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. When nominating and appointing individuals to the advisory council, the commissioner and governor shall ensure that each New Hampshire county has at least one representative on the council at any given time. Initial appointments made by the governor shall be for staggered terms of one, 2, or 3 years.

IV. The council shall elect a chairperson from its members and shall meet on a quarterly basis. Members of the council shall not be compensated, except that legislative members of the council shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the council.

318:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: July 2, 2008

Effective Date: July 2, 2008