HB1395 HMCGC Hearing Feb. 8th

The House Municipal and County Government Committee has scheduled a hearing on a Right-to-Know bill on Monday, February 8, 2016. The hearing for HB1395 on allowing portable document files for long term records is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. The hearing will be in room 301 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) which is directly behind the State House in Concord, NH.

RTKNH supports this bill with amendment. RTKNH would amend this bill to replace “portable document file” with “Portable Document Format (ISO 32000-1) file” since it is more precise. RTKNH would also amend this bill to encourage using textual PDF files that can be easily searched and copied instead of images. The public is invited to attend this hearing and RTKNH encourages those who support this bill to come to the hearing to show your support. Directions from around the state are available here.

If you can’t attend the hearing but still want to express your support, please write to the House Municipal and County Government Committee or a member of the committee, particularly if they are your representative. Contact information including all the members of the committee is available here. The committee has a group email address of HouseMunicipalandCountyGovt@leg.state.nh.us.