EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

June 30, 2013

N.H. Legislature passed lots of new laws

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House Bill 202, which becomes law July 15, lets those businesses, when they don’t have or want a full restaurant, obtain a liquor license to serve guests, but not the public.

The State Liquor Commission and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association supported the legislation.

“These changes all kind of help the industry,” Henry Veilleux, a lobbyist for the association, testified.

The Legislature approved a study, through HB 339, of debt collection laws and practices.

Concord lawyer Roger Phillips, testifying before a Senate committee in April, related experiences of clients being pursued by collectors for debts they didn’t owe.

“I think this needs to be addressed. It’s affecting consumers, your constituents, in New Hampshire,” Phillips told senators.

A committee of lawmakers will report their findings by November.

A growing list of bills that are becoming law is available on both the House and Senate websites under “Chaptered Final Version.”

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