Legislative Policy Conference

2023-2024 Legislative Policy Conference

The 2023-2024 NHMA Legislative Policy Conference will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at NHMA offices at 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH 03303. This is an in-person event. Each member municipality will be asked to appoint a voting delegate to cast its vote at this conference.  Each member municipality, regardless of size, has one vote on all policy matters.

2023-2024 Legislative Policy Process Update

                                  FLOOR POLICIES DUE:  August 12                                                POLICY CONFERENCE:  September 23

NHMA’s legislative policy process is moving forward!  Members received by regular mail in early June the links to the proposed 2023-2024 Legislative Policy Positions and Legislative Principles, as recommended by NH

STATE HOUSE REPORT: A Very Good Year Legislatively

In January, our greenhorn of a team was looking at the legislative term with some amount of trepidation, but the sky didn’t fall, and we approached the session the same way that you’d eat any elephant – one bite at a time. As it turns out, it was a very good year for municipalities. Despite not being a budget year, funding municipal interests turned out to be a top priority, particularly for the Senate, with approximately $100 million in direct payments coming to municipalities. Meanwhile, few of the bills that we opposed ended up on the governor’s desk.

2022 Legislative Preview: Raise Your Hometown Voices Webinar

In the second year of the session, the New Hampshire General Court will quickly begin work on several hundred bills of interest to municipalities after a quick couple of days focused on overriding vetoes.

Join NHMA's Government Affairs Counsel, Natch Greyes, and Government Finance Advisor, Katherine Heck, to hear about some of the bills that may of major concern and/or to municipalities this year. Some are good, but, as with last year, most are bad.

NHMA Gears Up for 2023-2024 Legislative Policy Process It’s Never Too Early to Submit Policy Suggestions

Your voice is power

Our Advocacy Efforts Matter!  Your Voice Matters More!

Established in 1941 as a voluntary association of New Hampshire’s cities and towns, the New Hampshire Municipal Association has served as the primary legislative advocate for New Hampshire’s municipalities, representing its members at the state legislature and before numerous federal and state administrative agencies.

Highlights of NHMA's Legislative Policy Conference

On September 26th, nearly 60 delegates (see related table) representing cities and towns across New Hampshire convened at NHMA offices in Concord to adopt NHMA’s legislative policies and principles for the 2015-2016 legislative biennium. These policies and principles will help guide the Association’s legislative efforts for the next two years.